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Vapor Smoothing Services for Flawless 3D Printed Parts

Vapor Smoothing Services for Flawless 3D Printed Parts

Norck: Achieve Smooth, Professional Finishes with Vapor Smoothing

Norck delivers expert vapor smoothing services to enhance the surface quality and performance of your 3D printed parts. Ideal for prototypes, end-use components, and applications across consumer products, medical, and industrial sectors.

Capabilities for Vapor Smoothing Excellence:

  • Specialized Vapor Smoothing Systems: Utilizing controlled environments and chemical solvents to smooth and improve the surface finish of compatible 3D printed plastics.
  • Compatible Materials: Smoothing ABS, some nylons, polycarbonates, and other thermoplastics commonly used in 3D printing.
  • Finishing Versatility: Achieve a spectrum of finishes from semi-matte to glossy, depending on process parameters and desired aesthetics.
  • Improved Functionality: Vapor smoothing can reduce surface porosity, increasing part strength, leak resistance, and biocompatibility when applicable.

Norck's Engineering Edge: It's About Performance & Aesthetics

  • Design Considerations: We can advise on how part geometry and 3D printing parameters may affect the achievable surface finish after smoothing.
  • Material Compatibility: Guidance on selecting 3D printing materials that are both suitable for your application and achieve optimal results with vapor smoothing.
  • Process Optimization: Tailoring smoothing cycles to match your specific 3D printed material, desired surface finish, and part functionality requirements.
  • Diverse Applications: Providing vapor smoothing solutions for functional prototypes, consumer-facing products, medical devices, and other parts where surface quality matters.

Why Choose Norck for Vapor Smoothing?

  • Professional, Polished Parts: Enhance the visual appeal and tactile feel of your 3D printed prototypes and products.
  • Improved Surface Properties: Reduce friction, improve chemical resistance, and achieve airtight or watertight parts for specific applications.
  • Post-Processing for Diverse 3D Printing: Suitable for parts made with FDM, SLS, and other additive manufacturing technologies.
  • Complete Finishing Solutions: Combine vapor smoothing with sanding, painting, dyeing, and other services for fully customized results.
  • Your Finishing Partner: Expert support to optimize the surface quality, functionality, and appearance of your 3D printed components.

What is Vapor Smoothing 3D printing?

It is a post-process for 3D printed parts with a coarse surface finish to smooth visual aspects and enhance their mechanical properties. Vapor smoothing uses chemical vapor solvents to smooth the 3D-printed part by melting the surface.

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What are the advantages & disadvantages of using Vapor Smoothing?

Vapor Smoothing is used over other conventional post-processing methods due to:

   •   Better appearance (shiny instead of sugar-cubes-like surface finishing)
   •   Improved homogeneity of the material

Although there are disadvantages to using Vapor Smoothing:

   •  Smoothed features
   •  Minimum wall thickness

How is it vapor smoothing made?

The 3D printed part is hung in a sealed chamber, which releases dissolvent fumes that melt the piece's external surface. Vapor smoothing can fill cavities, smooth sugar-cubes like surfaces, and enhance a part's appearance,

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It is used with most polymers and elastomers, such as:

   •  ABS
   •  PP
   •  PC
   •  PLA
   •  PETG
   •  PA 12
   •  ASA

Parts and assemblies should follow specific design rules to be printed correctly. Norck offers engineering services that will help you confirm your design for 3D printing.

Norck: Your Data-Driven Partner for On-Demand Manufacturing Excellence

Norck is a technology-powered manufacturing leader specializing in CNC machining, 3D printing, sheet metal fabrication, and injection molding. Our intelligent, data-driven approach ensures exceptional quality, optimized costs, and seamless supply chain management for companies worldwide.

Key Services:

Why Choose Norck?

  • AI-Powered Manufacturing: Data and AI optimize our processes for superior quality, minimized costs, and supply chain visibility
  • Vast Production Capacity: Our extensive partner network in Europe and the US guarantees both low and high-volume production.
  • End-to-End Expertise: Our team of engineers, data scientists, and product developers ensure design for manufacturability and unparalleled service
  • Single-Source Solution: Norck streamlines your supply chain, reduces overhead, enhances purchasing power, and delivers just-in-time results.
  • Vapor Smoothing Services: Norck's online vapor smoothing services provide a fast, easy, and reliable way to bring your ideas to life with high quality, custom made parts.
  • Vapor Smoothing Services Near You: Your search for vapor smoothing services ends here. Norck offers tailored engineering and manufacturing support that begin with your unique project needs. Whether you're a local business or searching online, our expert team delivers top-quality, customized vapor smoothing solutions to bring your designs to life.

Experience the Norck difference. Get a quote fast for your manufacturing needs today!




Engineering Expertise, Every Step of the Way

NORCK offers custom manufacturing and engineering solutions tailored to your specific needs, across various industries.

Optimize Your Design for Production

NORCK's engineers can review your design and provide feedback to improve manufacturability, cost effectiveness, and efficiency.

Your Solution, Your Scale

Whether you need a single prototype or full-scale production, NORCK's engineers are ready to collaborate with you. Contact us to discuss how we can bring your concept to life.

Tailored Solutions for NORCK Customers

NORCK specializes in providing unique manufacturing and engineering solutions designed to meet the specific needs of each client. Our expertise covers a wide range of industries and applications.


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Get Access to Huge Production Capacity

Besides Norck's own production capacity, Norck has access to hundreds of top quality CNC machining, sheet metal, 3D printing, injection molding, and urethane casting providers across the United States, Germany, and Europe.

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Creating Supply Chain Resilience

Working with Norck effectively reduces your risks against supply chain shocks, unforeseen delays, price fluctuations, and quality issues, thus increasing your company’s resilience in its outsourcing and supply chain.

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Innovation at Work

Besides being an artificial intelligence augmented digital manufacturing company, we also develop extremely innovative manufacturing tools, fixtures and of course software applications such as RapidCAD, a highly intuitive and innovative web based CAD application.

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Artificial Intelligence Augmented

Norck gathers and uses thousands of data points to augment its engineers with a state of the art artificial intelligent system for better design and manufacturability.

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Green Driven

Norck encourages its partners to be carbon-neutral, and gives carbon neutral compliant suppliers priority over non-compliants.