Rough unfinished surfaces show build lines and the raw nature of the build process. The method of hand finishing is expensive, inconsistent and does not scale when production runs are more than a few. PostProcess automates surface finishing for additive manufacturing with our unique technology-based solutions. We are automating today’s manual methods and ensuring every printed part meets your specifications, such as desired Roughness Average (Ra), and dimensional consistency while keeping the fine-feature detail of the 3D printed part intact.
It is virtually impossible to achieve uniformity on every part with manual finishing. Our automated surface finishing ensures that every part is identical, every time - to your specification with the precise Ra required.
PostProcess machines work continuously with limited technician involvement required. This, combined with the ability to finish many parts in the same cycle, speeds overall throughput and ensures that the post-print finishing never hinders the production runs.
PostProcess harnesses extensive engineering expertise applied to surface finishing of numerous printed parts in the same batch and at faster speeds than manual processing. Our solution frees up the technician’s time to focus on higher-value activities.
We first understand the 3D printing methodology, material and geometry to effectively apply our multiple technologies, including energy optimization, tightly controlled heat, non-traditional vibratory energy and eco-friendly consumables to accurately finish the surface to meet your requirements.
Designed for all types of geometries - simple to complex, our machines are specifically engineered for 3D printed parts and available in sizes to meet varying volumes. Understanding cycle time requirements, part geometry and material, as well as batch size, we offer the best solution to achieve your desired outcome.
Our abrasive and polishing medias, used in conjunction with our detergents, are designed to work with our software and hardware to perform automated surface finishing. Our media, available in different density and grit, is designed to accurately deliver the correct amount of energy to produce the desired surface finish.