3D printing finishing & post-processing

Customize your 3D printed parts with high quality finishes and post-processing options.

Order custom 3D printed parts

With excellent surface detail and geometric complexity, 3D-printed parts may be further customized with different finishing and post-processing options. Choose from coloring, texturing, plating, and polishing options, or apply inserts to meet your parts’ functionality requirements.

 

Choosing your 3D printing post-processing and finishing requirements is simple: once you’ve uploaded your design to our Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ we’ll help you decide which process or finish best suits your project’s needs. Manufacture your parts on-demand with the click of a button for delivery when you need them.

 

Explore our full range of 3D printing technologies, including Stereolithography, Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling, Carbon Digital Light Synthesis™, and HP Multi Jet Fusion.

3D printing finishing and post processing options

Explore our 3D printing finishes and post-processing services:

Carbon Digital Light Synthesis (DLS)

Painting

Finish your 3D-printed part in a spectrum of painted color options.

Press-fit inserts

Apply press-fit inserts that can be threaded for screws.

Hydrographics

Add color and visual detail to your parts with water-activated hydrographic film.

Bead blasting

Add matte or satin surface finishes to your parts with a pressurized blast of glass beads.

Digital texturing

Apply a custom 2D depth map to the surface of your 3D- printed parts.

Laser surface decorating/
etching

Use laser beams to add custom designs to the surface of your 3D-printed parts.

HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF)

Painting

Finish your 3D-printed part in a spectrum of painted color options.

Heat staked inserts

Fix threaded inserts into your 3D-printed parts by heating and then pressing them into surfaces.

Digital texturing

Apply a custom 2D depth map to the surface of your 3D- printed parts.

Black dyeing

Bathe your 3D-printed parts in heated black dye to achieve a solid consistent color.

Press-fit inserts

Apply press-fit inserts that can be threaded for screws.

Laser surface decorating/
etching

Use laser beams to add custom designs to the surface of your 3D-printed parts.

Bead blasting

Add matte or satin surface finishes to your parts with a pressurized blast of glass beads.

Clear coat

Apply pigmentless paint to provide a layer of protection and enhance your part’s appearance.

Vapor smoothing

Create a smooth surface finish on 3D-printed parts by exposing them to heated acetone vapor.

Stratasys Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

Painting

Finish your 3D-printed part in a spectrum of painted color options.

Bead blasting

Add matte or satin surface finishes to your parts with a pressurized blast of glass beads.

Heat staked inserts

Fix threaded inserts into your 3D-printed parts by heating and then pressing them into surfaces.

Sanding

Sand your 3D-printed parts to eliminate layer lines and create smooth surface finishes.

HeliCoil inserts

Apply threaded helicoil inserts to your parts.

Stereolithography (SLA)

Painting

Finish your 3D-printed part in a spectrum of painted color options.

Smoothing

Remove stepping lines between 3D-printed layers for a smooth surface finish.

Press-fit inserts

Apply press-fit inserts that can be threaded for screws.

Hydrographics

Add color and visual detail to your parts with water-activated hydrographic film.

Bead blasting

Add matte or satin surface finishes to your parts with a pressurized blast of glass beads.

Digital texturing

Apply a custom 2D depth map to the surface of your 3D- printed parts.

Laser surface decorating/
etching

Use laser beams to add custom designs to the surface of your 3D-printed parts.

Why choose Fast Radius for finishing and post-processing?

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Exceptional 3D prints

We use cutting-edge 3D printing methods and materials to create the highest quality parts for an array of commercial and industrial applications.

Industry-leading expertise

Work with a team of engineering experts to select your 3D printing finishes, and take your project from concept to fulfilment.
Industry Leading Experience
World Economic Forum

Manufacturing innovation

Innovation powers our manufacturing process. Fast Radius has been recognized as one of the planet’s most innovative factories by the World Economic Forum.

Global reach

A global network of production partners and logistics hubs ensures the fastest possible shipping times. Our partnership with UPS gives us the power to move products around the world with ease.

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Factory of the Future

The factory of the future

The Fast Radius Cloud Manufacturing Platform™ combines digital design technology with the expertise of our team to make your project possible. Design your parts in the cloud, and ship on demand from our Virtual Warehouse™.

Get an instant quote for your 3D printed parts

Use our quoting platform for quick quotes on parts production.

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Fast Radius manufacturing capabilities

Fast Radius manufacturing solutions serve the needs of businesses across the industrial landscape. Explore our capabilities:

3D Printing

Fast, scalable 3D printing technology for a variety of industrial applications.

CNC Machining

Automated CNC turning and 3-axis and 5-axis milling, using rotating drills, end mills, and lathes.

Urethane Casting

Versatile mold-casting for the production of urethane parts customizable with colors and textures.

Injection Molding

Cost-effective plastic injection molding for precision, high volume production runs.

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