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Clear and Tinted

Polished, frosted and translucent color tinting.

November 4, 2016

SLA, Polyjet and Urethane casted models can produce wonderfully clear parts. Ideal for bottles, lenses & visible windows, parts are available in four different finishes: Standard (which can be sanded/frosted/vapor honed), Semi-Translucent with a basic clear coat and Lens like Polished or Polished with a translucent Color Tint.

When using SLA, the standard finish with a clear coat is a quick inexpensive method for visible clarity (great for bottles). Polished parts, which command a premium, are perfect for the production looking show models. Tinting is ideal for creating LED, IR windows or an interesting modern look.

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ClearVue is the clearest available rapid prototyping material today, where older resins such as; SLA Accura 60 and Somos 11122 have a very light distinctive color hue. Another available option is PolyJet VeroClear (although slightly hazy), is not typically recommended by us, but can be built in a full gloss mode or clear coated.

For durable, UV stable, temperature sensitive or limited production applications, we recommend Urethane Castings.

Contact CIDEAS today, to request a quote for your unique project or model at: 847-639-1000.

  • Vapor Honed Clear

    These parts have had the supports removed and have been lightly sanded and vapor honed, leaving a nice clean frosted look.

  • Crisp, Clean and Optically Clear

    Accura ClearVue Polished, gives a production look to nearly any part.

  • High Resolution SLA

    As low as 0.002", this is a great example of a high detailed clear part without any sanding or honing.

  • Casted for Strength

    This clear frosted casting is capable of handling water pressure and allows the customer to view the water level.

"I cannot over-state how happy I am with CIDEAS' service, speed, price and above all, the quality of the parts that arrived."

Robert G.