Finishing & Painting
High-Quality Professional Finishing Touches
Finishing includes processes such as sanding, buffing, grinding, priming, and painting both masters and production parts. Once casted parts are de-molded, they can be prepared for vacuum-metalizing to create the appearance of highly polished cobalt chrome articular surfaces.
We use the finest HVLP paint guns from SATA for replicating metallic surfaces. They are developed and produced in Germany and are recognized as the finest tools available for use in a variety of industries.
Our HVLP paint guns are used in the creation of models and trade show pieces where a smooth matte finish or an extremely high gloss finish is desired. High-quality professional painting is an essential part of the process to perfect the desired finish of any model or trade show piece.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will it take?
Each project is unique. For complex projects involving design and development, we will first schedule a virtual meeting with you and then provide a “scope of work” document detailing a timeline for the steps to completion.
Most projects require prototype approval, which can occasionally lead to delays depending on your company’s approval process. Changes to the scope of work can also delay the project, so a thorough understanding of the project upfront is critical.
Our team will work with you throughout the process to ensure unnecessary delays don’t occur.
How much will it cost?
We quote all of our work based on time and materials. As a general rule, the first model is always the most expensive model.
Who does the work and where is it done?
Phil and his team are all experienced in the creation of 3D printing, masters, molds, high-quality paintwork, and finishes. We have made bone models and implant replicas for years at our on-site facilities with a variety of equipment and processes located in Warsaw, Indiana.
Any outside work is completed in the USA, generally in close proximity to our Indiana location to save time and reduce shipping expenses.
Can you work with an engineering file?
Yes, we routinely work with Unigraphics, Solidwork, Parasolid, and mesh files provided by customers and have experienced orthopedic engineering resources to assist you.
Starting with your files is the easiest way for us to begin work.
How Does it Work?
Define Project Scope
We start with your description of the need and create a written project scope. The scope of work can be done in person or virtually.
Design & Development
Our design & development team will create a rendering of how your product will work in your target environment.
With most of our projects, a prototype is produced from the approved renderings generated during the design & development phase.
After approval of the prototype, we will fabricate the predetermined quantity of your model, sales kit, exhibit, educational tools, or other solution.
Our production system ensures each customer has a designated cart to ensure reproducibility and easy future reorders and support.
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