Postprocess – Surface Finishing
Rough unfinished surfaces on 3D printed parts 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, patent-pending technology-based solutions integrating hardware with proprietary software and chemistry. 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. See some examples of finished parts for yourself, and learn more about our comprehensive surface finishing solutions on our FAQ page.
Benefits of PostProcess Surface Finishing.
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.
Meet the Right Solution for Your Needs.
RADOR Surface Finish
Whatever your surface finish requirements are, the PostProcess™ RADOR™ has been engineered to meet the specifications for the desired Roughness Average (Ra) to achieve various types of finishes on a wide range of 3D printed materials. The RADOR is capable of finishing surfaces of the following 3D printing technologies: FDM, SLA, CLIP, PolyJet, SLS, MJF, and more.
The PostProcess RADOR Surface Finish system applies patent-pending technology using Suspended Rotational Force (SRF), which encompasses optimized energy with vertical motion combined with our proprietary additive formulated consumables to achieve the required surface finish on each of your 3D parts. This solution, along with our entire surface finishing line, has been designed with noise-reducing features for low dBa to reduce the noise in your production environment.
NITOR Surface Finish
The patent-pending PostProcess™ NITOR™ automated surface finish system is exclusively engineered for additive manufactured parts. Designed to meet the specifications for your desired Roughness Average (Ra) to achieve various types of finishes, the NITOR is ideal for all 3D printed materials, including FDM, SLS, SLA, CLIP, PolyJet, Ultem and more. No other post-print solution integrates hardware, software, and chemistry into a complete system that removes the post-print bottleneck to enable increased time to market.
PostProcess is singularly dedicated to post-print technologies for the additive manufacturing market. The result is a forward-thinking design that increases the efficiency of your 3D printing operations. The NITOR’s large working envelope can be divided to run both abrasive and polish operations simultaneously. Additionally, our proprietary and eco-friendly media and detergents are formulated specifically for additive materials.
Our unique Suspended Rotational Force (SRF) technology utilizes a circulating motion with immersion in a mixture of composite abrasive and fluid for applying even mechanical force at the surface level. Driven by our AUTOMAT3D™ platform, which controls our proprietary Agitation Algorithms, the NITOR’s advanced software provides real-time decision making for your desired surface finish while preserving the fine-feature detail of unique geometries. Precisely controlling all variables, including heat, frequency, amplitude, and lubricity, our solution ensures less breakage. In addition, you have the capability to “set it and forget it” with recipe programming that no other system can offer.