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Finishes for your laser cut parts

Finishes for your laser cut parts

At LaserBoost we offer a wide range of finishes for your parts. Here, we show you what they look like and their main applications.

None of our finishes will affect the dimensions of the part. Our team will alert you if any of your designs have a delicate geometry for the selected finish.

NATURAL (unfinished)

The Natural finish (2B, unfinshed or no finish indicated) refers to the finish of the supply as received from the warehouse of our material suppliers.

The material may contain surface marks or scratches from delivery or handling.

– Possible surface marks or scratches
– Cheaply material
– Applications: Mechanical, industrial, prototypes and all those applications that do not require a remarkable aesthetic aspect.
– The back side may contain scratches or burrs. A deburring back-side operation can be added in the online configurator.

Unfinished surface
overview

Unfinished surface
detailed view

Uninished
Carbono Steel

Uninished
Stainless Steel

Uninished
aluminium

Uninished
Brass

Uninished
Copper

The natural finish is focused for parta with a fast manufacture and low price. The back side of the part may have burrs and scratches generated during cutting. Burrs will be more noticeable the thicker the material and the more detailed the design is. In our configurator it is possible to add the extra operation of “Deburring Back-Side”, where we will vibrate the back side of the parts.

Deburred Aluminium

Deburred Copper

Deburred Carbon Steel

Deburred Stainless Steel

Deburred Brass

VIBRATED

The vibrated finish is uniform and creates a smooth surface al over the part.
The final appearance is an industrial looking finish, the surface is covered with non-directional brushing lines. This process is applied on both sides.

Vibrated Finish
overview

Vibrated Finish
detailed view

Vibrated finish
Carbono Steel

Vibrated finish
Stainless Steel

Vibrated finish
aluminium

Vibrated finish
Brass

Vibrated finish
Copper

  • Industrial finish
  • Clean and smooth surface
  • Applications: Mechanical, industrial, signs, art and decoration among others.
  • Vibrating is applied on both sides
  • Vibrating is applied on both sides

PREMIUM BRUSHING

The premium brushed finish is uniform and very aesthetic. Is one of the most requested finished for parts with decorative purposes. The part obtained will have a linear brush on the main face of the piece, always horizontally according to the orientation of your files. This process is done by hand and can be applied on both sides.

Premium Brushed
finish overview

Premium Brushed
finish detailed view

Premium Brushed finish Stainless Steel

Premium Brushed finish aluminium

Premium Brushed finish Brass

Premium Brushed finish Copper

  • Highly aesthetic finish
  • Smooth and clean surface
  • Applications: Decoration, art, jewelry, home, technology and all those applications where aesthetics is required.
  • The back side will be delivered vibrated. It is possible to add the premium finish on both sides of the part in the online configurator.

BRUSHED + FILM PROTECTION

Only available in Stainless Steel, this is an industrial Scotch brushed finish (this finish remembers the kitchens surfaces or elevator interiors), and is protected by a layer of PVC plastic from the factory. This plastic protects the surface from scratches during cutting and storage process.

Stainless Steel Brushed + film protection overview finish

The parts are delivered with the protective plastic, which can be removed manually, the finish is under the protection film. The finish is only present on the main side of the part, the one visible in your files.

  • Aesthetic finish
  • Smooth and soft surface protected with plastic
  • Cheapely finish
  • Applications: Mechanical, industrial, signs, decoration, panels, household appliances and home among others.
  • The back side may contain scratches or burrs, like the natural finish. A deburr back-side operation can be added in the online configurator.

SHINY PREMIUM

The premium glossy finish is uniform and very aesthetic, you will get your piece with a shiny finish that looks almost lika a mirror. This process is done by hand and can be applied on both sides. This finish is the most shiny we offer.

Premium Shiny finish overview

Premium Shiny finish detailed view

Premium Shiny finish Stainless Steel

Premium Shiny finish Brass

Premium Shiny finish Copper

  • Highly aesthetic finish
  • Smooth and shiny surface, almost like a mirror.
  • Applications: Decoration, art, jewelry, technology, automotive, car & motorcycle parts, signs, and all those applications where an aesthetics finish in needed.
  • The back side will be delivered vibrated. It is possible to add the premium finish on both sides of the part in the online configurator.

SHINY + Protective Film

Only available in Stainless Steel, this is an industrial shiny finish that comes with a protective PVD film from the factory. This plastic protects the surface during cutting and storage process.


The parts are delivered with the protective plastic, which can be removed manually, the finish is under the protection film. The finish is only present on the main side of the part, the one visible in your files.

Stainless Steel Shiny + film protection overview finish

  • Aesthetic finish
  • Smooth and shiny surface protected with plastic
  • Cheaply finish
  • Applications: Mechanical, industrial, signs, decoration, larges panels, household applicatons and others.
  • The back side may contain scratches or burrs, like the natural finish. A deburr back-side operation can be added in the online configurator.

SANDBLASTING

Sandblasting, or bead blasting, is performed at low pressure with glass micro-spheres, shooted straight on the surface of the part inside a sealed chamber.


The surface appearance of the finish is homogeneous*, highlighting the natural color of the metal in matte and micro rough texture. The surface is completely clean and free of any superficial irregularity. This finish is perfect for parts that will need a painting, varnishing or coating process.

SandBlasting overview

SandBlasting detailed view

SandBlasting Carbono Steel

SandBlasting Stainless Steel

SandBlasting aluminium

SandBlasting Brass

SandBlasting Copper

  • Clean surface with micro-roughness
  • Perfect finish for subsequent painting operations
  • Applications: Mechanical, industrial, signs, decoration, jewelry and all those applications that require totally clean surfaces or subsequent coating processes.
  • Sandblasting is applied on both sides
*The existance of non-homogeneous coloring surface is common on parts larger than 350x350mm. We always ensure that everything is covered with the sandblasting finish.