Press Release:

Avid Product Development Eliminates Manual Surface Finishing for MJF 3D Printing

Surface Finishing Revolutionized with PostProcess® RADOR™ Solution

Buffalo, NY,  March 10, 2022 —  Avid Product Development, a Lubrizol Company, has selected a PostProcess Technologies RADOR automated surface finishing solution to enhance their Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) manufacturing services. Avid partners with customers and offers solutions customized to their unique product design, prototyping, and additive manufacturing needs.

Prior to PostProcess’ RADOR investment, Avid relied on hand sanding each MJF part, an approach that did not fully leverage the production scale of multiple MJF printers. As more of Avid’s customers desired enhanced surface finishing, a more efficient solution was necessary to speed up finishing time and reduce the manual labor involved in post-processing.

Designed with Additive Manufacturing in mind, the RADOR employs a patented Suspended Rotational Force to meet the desired Roughness Average (Ra) on a wide range of 3D print materials. The RADOR offers superior surface finishing with evenly treated parts and reduced cycle times with minimal operator intervention. Intelligent cycle times and variable detergent dosing finish parts with minimal breakage while preserving fine feature details.

According to Drew Baggen, Sales and Marketing Manager at Avid Product Development, “High end finishes were a bottleneck in Avid’s production line. RADOR helps us increase manufacturing efficiency, streamline our finishing operations, and meet the growing demand for production 3D printing.”

Nick Xenakis, North American Central Territory Manager at PostProcess Technologies said, “The team at Avid was excited to get the RADOR up and running. Eliminating hand sanding from their MJF workflow offered consistency for their end customers as much as it freed up labor. Pleased we were able to help Avid in their commitment to offer competitive and differentiated additive manufacturing services.”

PostProcess Rador at Avid Product Development
PostProcess Rador at Avid Product Development
RADOR automated surface polishing
RADOR automated surface polishing

ABOUT PostProcess:

PostProcess Technologies is the only provider of automated and intelligent post-processing solutions for 3D printed parts. PostProcess Technologies removes the bottleneck in the third step of 3D printing – post-processing. Through patent-pending technology, PostProcess Technologies delivers consistency and scalability in addition to an increase in productivity. Customers span many industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer goods, defense and medical. Learn more at http://www.postprocess.com.
PostProcess Media Contact
Brittany Sanvidge, Brand Communications Manager
bsanvidge@postprocess.com
+1.866.430.5354
ABOUT Avid Product Development, A Lubrizol Company:
Avid Product Development assists companies around the world with product design and commercial-grade 3D printing. As a trusted resource for engineering and additive manufacturing services, Avid Product Development is committed to providing quality solutions, front start to finish, that support the long-term growth and sustainability for both customers and employees. Avid offers a unique blend of 3D printing capabilities, including design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), prototyping, and production using powder bed fusion (MJF, SLS), fused filament fabrication (FFF), and photopolymerization (DLP, SLA), with an expertise in various post-processing technologies. Learn more at https://avidpd.com/.
Avid Product Development Media Contact
Marjaneh Shahravesh, Marketing
mshahravesh@avidpd.com
970.744.4274