At PostProcess Technologies, our proprietary software along with our patent-pending machines and consumables remove the bottleneck in the third step of additive manufacturing—post-printing. We make the process of removing supports and surface finishing the printed parts easier, more consistent and more efficient.
In fact, we pioneered the development of automated and intelligent solutions for post-printing. Today, you’ll find these solutions at work across industries ranging from aerospace to automotive, consumer goods to dental, and defense to medical.
It all started with a vision.
Our founder, Daniel J. Hutchinson, was the first to address the growing challenge the additive manufacturing industry faced. While the industry was focused on the first two steps of printing: design and build, the third step - post-printing, was being overlooked. In more than 95 percent of cases, the printed parts have some type of supports that need to be removed and currently more than 60 percent need finishing. Daniel applied his years of experience interrogating radar systems, along with his multi-discipline background in engineering and additive manufacturing, to ‘interrogating’ 3D printed parts. He studied the additive manufacturing process from end-to-end, and saw the opportunity to transform labor-intensive manual post-printing through technology and automation.
It’s the fourth Industrial Revolution.
And we’re ready to lead it.
Additive manufacturing is projected to have explosive growth over the next several years. The total market is projected to triple to $21B by 2020, while the post-printing segment is expected to rise to several billion dollars. We are the first and only company to offer an automated and intelligent post-printing solution. Our solutions facilitate continuous improvement and breakthrough performance in manufacturing operations by removing the bottleneck and allowing companies to scale their additive manufacturing to mass production levels.
We’re poised to lead the fourth Industrial Revolution.
A company like no other.
A team built for growth.
In 2014, Daniel introduced the first and only automated and intelligent solution for post-printing of 3D parts. Our company, PostProcess Technologies headquartered in Buffalo, NY, is the result. In 2016, Daniel brought on an experienced Silicon Valley leader, Jeff Mize, as CEO. Today they are driving the company forward at ludicrous speed and with the same innovative drive that led to its founding.
We look at the three steps of additive manufacturing - design, build and post-print – as an integrated process.
We work closely with you on the best overall solution – first gaining a thorough understanding of the geometries you are building and how much manual time technicians spend post-printing, to helping you calculate your return on investment by implementing our automated solutions.