Wet-sanding offers more luster
To achieve a smooth, glossy finish for 3D printed objects, wet-sanding offers a significant advantage. As an example, think about automotive paints and their mirror-smooth look. Wet-sanding is the key to achieving that luster. Wet-sanding removes large scratches left by the dry-sanding process. Plus, the water acts as a lubricant and carrier for the sanding dust.
Our ÅngströmLap 3D Polishing Films are designed specifically for polishing 3D printed objects and can be used wet or dry. They have a durable, waterproof, plastic backing, which makes them especially amenable to wet sanding. You can also rinse or soak them in water if they get clogged. (This offers a more robust, longer-lasting solution than sandpaper.) In addition, several of our ÅngströmLap 3D finer grits are unique “cushion films” – they have a specially designed cushion layer that provides a very slight give to the film. This allows the film to better conform to the surface. The cushion films provide increased surface area and smoothing action for the grit. The grits are tightly graded aluminum oxide and silicon carbide spheres, with high hardness and durability. One of our finest films, 1-micron SiC, is specialized for mirror polishing.
Additional resources from the FOC team include:
- Category Resource: FOC Film Page
- Glossary, Acronyms, Military Specifications for Connectors: http://bit.ly/2a2EFn8
- Q&A Resource: email technical questions to AskFOC@focenter.com
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