Premium Finish

Solutions / premium-finish


Axis Prototypes employs many of the best model finishers in North America. Not only can they give a molded style to your prototypes or small-scale parts, they can also achieve the look & feel you want. We cater to all your needs, whether you need production prototypes that come straight from the 3d printing machine, or fully finished marketing prototypes for your sales presentations. Additionally, the finished prototypes make excellent movie props.

Finishing Level

DescriptionLead-TimeSLA SLASLS SLSDMLS DMLSFDM FDMPolyjet Polyjet
Strip and ShipAll supports/ powder removed and sandblast. Shortest lead-time and most economical1-3 days
BasicSTRIP & SHIP + sanding of all supports marks. Excellent for Fit and Function testing.1-3 days
PremiumBASIC + sanding of all build lines (sandpaper grit 280) Ideal when smooth surfaces needed2-3 days*
MasterBest possible sanding. Silky smooth finish (sandpaper grit 400 + superfine soft pad) Typically used when making master models for casting2-5 days
Paint Ready PREMIUM sanding + primer + MASTER sanding on primer To be selected if you are to apply painting by yourself2-5 days
ShowroomPAINT READY + Automotive grade painting Optimal for commercial models (see more painting options in table below)2-5 days
ClearPREMIUM sanding + Clear coating When transparency (polycarbonate type) is needed Note: more options are available for transparency, see detailed section below) 2-5 days*
* Coat of primer needed
** Only possible for Somos WaterShed XC 11122 resin
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Manufacturer of public spectator seating

Very impressed with the transfer of data and quality of the parts from AXIS.

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Designer and manufacturer of safety products

AXIS is an excellent provider of Rapid Prototyping services. They have always delivered a quality product at a low cost.

Manufacturer of construction tools

Very impressed with the transfer of data and quality of the parts from AXIS.

Manufacturer of public spectator seating

Parts were delivered on time and in perfect shape.

Important entertainment and lighting control manufacturer

Axis Prototypes is a great supplier to work with. They provided more than enough information to make an informed decision on alternatives.

Major US Manufacturer of Fabricated Steel Products

Our customers are addicted to the quality and service that AXIS provides. Over the last 8 years, we’ve built garden tools, mobile computers, beer taps, and prosthetics. We’ve constantly demanded more from our prototypes, and Axis has responded by adding new materials, new equipment and new knowledge. Axis is essential to our business.

Leading Canadian design firm

Once again you have taken top spot. I will never take quotes from any other supplier, due to your outstanding performance. Over and over, your team at Axis has made me shine. Thank you for your excellent support.

Automotive mold and engineering firm

Axis Proto has won our hearts and we can see why your firm came recommended to us. Without a doubt Axis Proto takes it's business serious and quality. Thank you in the highest manner

Human lifestyle innovation company