Finishing options

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Perfecting the final product.

Paradigm 3D systems produce high-quality usable parts right off the printer. But for applications where secondary finishing is needed, our experts are there to see the job through. Paradigm 3D offers services such as sanding and tumbling to enhance surface quality and create injection molding-like finishes.

Finishing Services

Ready Part

Paradigm 3D fast vapor smoothing process, Ready Part, is designed for use on ABS and ABS-M30 thermoplastics, available in a matte or glossy finish.

Vibratory Finishing

3D printed plastic parts are placed in vibratory tank with plastic or ceramic media which is used to create a matte finish and can provide a uniform surface among multiple parts.

Metal Finishing

3D printed plastic parts can be electroplated, in which a thin layer of metal is deposited on the surface of a part. Plating provides a hard, wear-resistant surface with improved mechanical and reflective properties.

Priming & Painting

Parts can be primed and painted to meet the cosmetic requirements of almost any project.


Sanding smooths rough surfaces and minimizes FDM layer lines. Paradigm 3D uses an assortment of abrasives and tools to create smooth surfaces that meet your engineering and aesthetic requirements.