Multi Jet Fusion - Finishes & Colors

About the Multi Jet Fusion Process

Our MJF process prints very fine grow lines, giving it the appearance of an injection molded part. Please note that the MJF process will always produce a textured finish. For a different result, another technology may need to be selected, or a post process applied to the product.

There are three types of finishes available for MJF parts:

Standard Finish
Flat

Color: Dyed Black or Natural Gray
The industry standard with no secondary operation to change the finish.

SHOTSHEEN® Finish
Semi-Gloss

Color: Dyed Black or Natural Gray
Resembles the finish of a semi gloss textured injection molded part.

VAPORSHEEN Finish
Gloss

Color: Black Only
Our high end finish. This is a chemical smoothing process which seals the parts and creates a gloss textured finish.

What is the SHOTSHEEN® finish?

The SHOTSHEEN® finish is our first trademarked finish. Unlike most MJF finishes, it resembles an injection molded part. We achieve this through an automated process, which results in numerous advantages over standard and manual finishing processes:
  • Improved finish
    • Resembles a textured semi-gloss injection molded part finish
    • Powder is uniformly removed
    • Sharp edges and details are preserved
    • Finish is glossier and more suitable for dyeing
  • Improved surface hardness
    • Parts are durable and scratch resistant
  • Competitive costs
    • Because this is not a manual process, there is not a significant cost increase.

What is the VAPORSHEEN finish?

The VAPORSHEEN finish is our latest finish. The process chemically smooths the skin of the part. Unlike most MJF finishes, it resembles a high gloss injection molded part. This has all the advantages of the SHOTSHEEN® finish including:
  • Improved finish
    • Resembles a textured gloss injection molded part finish
    • Shin that is sealed and not porous
    • Minimal change in dimensions
  • Improved mechanical properties.
    • Increases the elongation at break.
  • Consistent Results
    • Because this is not a manual process, and is done with programable equipment with an automated cycle it provides consistent results.

There are three color options available for MJF parts:

Natural Gray

Not Dyed

Black

Dyed Black

Custom Color

SecondaryPainting of Various Colors
Standard colors are available, or we can color match. Multiple finishes available, such as: gloss, matte, satin, textured, etc.
Find out more about the SHOTSHEEN® and VAPORSHEEN finish by reaching out to us at CustomerService@sicam.com or calling 908-685-2211.