Let‘s Polish!

Hi and welcome back to metal printing,

I finaly got my first busts back from the polisher. It‘s pretty impressive, the material changed fully from dull and shineless to a real metal look. Now I‘m wondering if there is the possibility to achieve this finishing at home too. I tested different kinds of polishing which everyone of us could use at home: Trumbling with screws, ceramic and steel; polishing with steelwhool and sandpaper and (my favorite!) „Dremel“- tools. I like this methode and what is possible with it. But it is still far away from professional polishing. The professional one looks like real metal and mine looks more like shine plastic.

So I would like to hear about your methodes and the experiences with it. Did you already try to polish your metal prints? And if yes how does it look and what did you find out?


On the left side you can see the professional polished bust in comparison with an unpolished one. And on the right side is an unfinished print which I used for testing the Dremel – tools for polishing.

I‘m looking forward to hearing from you.

Your Ines

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Let’s print metal!

My name is Ines Cebulla. I‘m 23 years old and was born in germany. I‘m an open minded person who is interested in new experiences with technology and design. Currently I‘m studying Industrial Product Design at Fontys Hoogeschool Venlo and will most likely graduate next summer with the Bachelor of Engeneering. For my Bachelor‘s Thesis I‘m working on a five months internship at Colorfabb.


Colorfabb has the possibility to print bronze-, copper- and brassfilaments and give it a professional polish finish. My assignment is to test the possiblities of these materials. We want to print busts, works of art and other products for our clients with this method. Therefore we need to know which products are printable and how it is possible to scan people and products in the best way. What are you interested in and do you already have experiences with 3D scanning? All this I want to know to elaborate a concept for a printshop which makes your scans a product. I would appreciate to get your feedback and support.