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The surfaces of prototypes and series components can be improved in further processing steps.

This form of surface treatment includes various processes and technologies that change the surface properties of manufactured components and models. This enables the improvement of surface functions of prototypes and of components in small series. For example, a coating can be applied to enhance the components by protecting them from wear and tear or corrosion. The surfaces can also be given an optical or aesthetic finish. For example, glossy lacquers, logos and much more can be applied to the components.

For many of our 3D-printing materials we either have material samples in stock or can produce them. Material samples are available as tension rods or technology sample boxes. You can order technology sample boxes here. For tension rods, please contact your Sales representative.

We monitor the entire market and continuously test new processes, materials and improvements to existing technologies.

Around five to ten times per year we inform our existing and prospective customers about the latest innovations at 1zu1 Prototypes. We will be happy to provide you with this information – you can sign up for our newsletter here.

We offer a variety of surface technologies such as printing, painting, vaporizing, chrome plating ... -> learn more here.

The quality levels Economy (EC), Business (BC) and First-Class (FC) are only available for stereolithography technology (STL) and describe the surface quality with or without construction layers.


The available surfaces for the respective technologies can be found on the technology pages – at the bottom under the “Surface technologies” tab.

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