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CERAKOTE® is the leader in 3D Printed Coatings

Cerakote is the Global Leader in 3D Printing Coatings

Cerakote Ceramic Coatings are the industry-leading post-processing finish for the 3D printing and additive manufacturing. Cerakote is known for its superior performance on polymers and metals making it an ideal all-around finish for any 3D printed part. Cerakote is a traditionally applied HVLP coating that provides better overall protection, color consistency and finish variety with over 150 to choose from.

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Cerakote Material and Process Compatibility

Cerakote's unique chemistry allows for the coating to be applied to a wide variety of materials and print processes.

  • SLS
  • MJF
  • SLA
  • FDM
  • FFF
  • DLMS
  • Polyjet
  • Binder Jet
  • Metal Jet
  • Nylon 12
  • Nylon 11
  • Polypropylene
  • PLA
  • ABS
  • Tough 1500
  • Rigid 4K/10K
  • Inconel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Titanium
  • Aluminum
  • Copper

Cerakote's Performance on 3D Printed Parts

Cerakote ceramic coatings provide superior performance and functionality to the materials they are applied to. Cerakote's high abrasion and scratch resistance, hydrophobic properties, as well as UV and chemical protection make it the ideal finish for 3D printed parts. In addition, our specialty coatings provide unique functionality to parts such as electrical insulation, non-stick, NiR camouflage, anti-reflective, and low coefficient of friction properties.


Manufacturers and service bureaus around the world recommend Cerakote for their customers. Here are a few customers explaining why they use Cerakote .

It's no secret that Cerakote and 3D printing go hand-in-hand. We interviewed Paul DeWys with Forerunner 3D in Coopersville, MI to tell us why he uses Cerakote for his 3D printing business.

"Once I got my hands on our first sample part we have never used anything else for our end-use parts. - Paul DeWys - Forerunner 3D

Forerunner 3D serves high demand industries such as automotive, aerospace, medical, and defense where their customers expect the best part design and finish.

"It (Cerakote ) can be applied super thin (thus not really effecting the size of the parts) but still hold up to a lot of abuse. Even if the part is scratched or worn the coating holds on around the damaged area and does not allow the damaged to propagate" - Paul DeWys - Forerunner 3D

Paul and his team continue to find new applications and customers to make the switch to Cerakote from traditional finishes.

"I see it becoming the only option that makes any sense for our end-use parts. It's extremely tough, has a wide variety of color/gloss options, and is easy to work with and apply once you are set up for it. Anyone producing parts with either SLS or MJF technology should be using this coating, its amazing stuff!" - Paul DeWys - Forerunner 3D

MJF 3D Printed Blackbird in H-317 Sunflower

The emerging technology of additive manufacturing and 3D printing continues to bring new applications, designs, and quality to industries all over the world. As these industries integrate these processes into their companies Cerakote will lead the way in aesthetics and performance.

How Do I Get Started on Using Cerakote on My 3D Printed Parts?

Service Bureaus and Manufacturers. Call or email us if you are interested in implementing Cerakote coating services into your business. We will provide you with all the information on what is needed.

Do it yourself. Cerakote offers Starter Kits that will help you get started on your project. Our kits start at just $179.99 that includes everything you need to start using Cerakote on your own 3D printed parts.

Give us a call. If you have questions about whether Cerakote is right for your application, give us a call at 866-774-7628 or email us at industrial@cerakote.com Let us know what type of 3D printer you're using and the material you are printing with and we will point you in the right direction.

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