Part Performance

Post-processing can open up new applications

Ease of Use

Additive-X provides fully automated post-processing technologies 

Post-processing methods can be used to make your 3D print more aesthetically pleasing as well as enhancing the material’s mechanical properties improving strength, surface finish and even making your part water or air-tight.

Additive-X offer AMT Vapor Smoothing as part of our Digital Parts Factory Service, to see the results firsthand, we are happy to provide a free-of-charge confidential benchmark of your application so you can understand the full potential of vapor smoothing

What Materials Can Be Post-Processed?

Standard Materials
Composite Materials
Soluble supports

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Post Processing Examples

Post-Processing Machines

AMT PostPro SF50

PostPro SF50 is a patented chemical vapor smoothing solution for post-processing thermoplastic 3D printed parts.

AMT PostPro DP Max

PostPro DP MAX is a fully automated 2-in-1 depowdering and shot blasting system designed for maximum throughput.

Ultimaker PVA Removal Station

Simple post-processing. Faster parts

Formlabs Form Wash

Automate Washing Of Your Prints

AMT PostPro SF100

Fully automated vapour smoothing technology that smooths and seals thermoplastic 3D printed parts

Technology: Chemical Vapour Smoothing
Process Chamber: 400 x 600 x 400 mm
Printer Compatibility: SLS, MJF, CFR, FFF/FDM, FGF, HSE and HSS
Materials Compatibility: PA6, PA11, PA12, ABS, PC, PP, TPU, TPE, SBC, PEBA, Glass/Carbon/Mineral – filled
Footprint: 830 x 1400 x 1830 mm
Cost Of Machine: Price on Request

AMT PostPro DP Max

Fully automated, affordable 2 in 1 de-powdering and shot blast cleaning system for maximum throughput, includes 3 blast guns

Technology: Depowdering and shot blasting
Max Load: 30 kg
Printer Compatibility: SLS, MJF, CFR, FFF/FDM, FGF, HSE, HSS
Blast Media: Glass beads, polybeads, corundum, ceramics, nut shells, plastics, fine sized stainless steel and steel
Footprint: 1,617 x 1,760 x 2,506 mm
Cost Of Machine: Price on Request

Formlabs Fuse Sift

All in one powder recovery for the Fuse series

Technology: SLS
Fuse Build Dimensions: 16.5 x 16.5 x 30 cm
Materials Compatibility: Nylon 12, Nylon 12 GF and Nylon 11 and Nylon 11 CF
Printer Compatibility: Formlabs Fuse 1+ 30W and Formlabs Fuse 1
Cost Of Machine: Starting at £7,699

UltiMaker PVA Removal Station

Simple post-processing. Faster parts

Technology: FFF
Maximum Part Size: 200 x 230 x 165 mm
Operating Temperature: 15 – 32°C
Materials Available: PVA and PLA
Opensource: No
Cost Of Machine: Starting at £780

Formlabs Form Wash

For automated cleaning of parts printed on your Form 3+, Form 3B+, Form 2

Technology: Washing with IPA, TPM or Water
Bucket Volume: 8.6 litres
Maximum Part Size 14.5 x 14.5 x 17.5 cm
Approx Wash Time: 15 minutes with fresh isopropyl alcohol (IPA)
Prints per IPA refill: Approx 70 in regular use
Cost Of Machine: £510

Formlabs Form Cure

High-Intensity, Fast Post-curing for 3D printed parts from your Form 3+, Form 3B+, Form 2

Technology: LED-light curing with 13 multi-directional LEDs
Maximum Part Size: 14.5 × 14.5 × 17.5 cm
Heat: Precise heat control up to 80 c
Cost Of Machine: £640

Formlabs Form Cure L

High-Intensity, Fast Post-curing for 3D printed parts from your Formlabs SLA Printers

Maximum Part Height: 32cm
Dimensions: 69 × 54 × 44.5 cm
Operating Temperature: Suggested 18-28°C
Cost Of Machine: £2,990

Formlabs Form Wash L

For automated cleaning of printed SLA parts

Bucket Volume: 37.9L
Maximum Part Size: 33.5 × 20 × 30 cm
Weight:  56.7 KG
Cost Of Machine: £3,410


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Commonly asked questions about Post-Processing

Unlike SLA and SLS, FFF parts don’t need to be post-processed in chemicals or cured. That said, after the part is printed it is possible to sand your part to achieve a smoother finish or you have the option to post-process using the AMT PostPro Vapour Smoothing unit .

It smooths and seals the surface of the 3D printed parts achieving an injection molded look and feel. In addition the process allows you to smooth complex geometries and internal cavities of thermoplastic parts without degrading the mechanical properties.

For best results, Formlabs recommends washing printed parts in isopropyl alcohol (IPA) or tripropylene gycol monomethyl ether (TPM)

Agitating parts in IPA using Formlabs Finish Kits or automated Form Wash stations

Some of our functional resins require post curing to achieve their optimal mechanical properties, but the standard resins do not.