Post Processing Service

3D Printing Part Cleaning, Smoothing & Surface Finishing

We offer a wide variety of 3D Printing Post-Processing Services to meet even the most demanding applications. Allowing you to reduce your 3D printing cycle time and obtain the most realistic prototype for fit, form and function testing, sales, and marketing.

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3D Printing Post Processing Services

Make your prototypes functional and look realistic with professional finishes

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Cleaning & Support Removal

Are you spending too much time and effort on the support material removal stage of your 3D printing process?

Our Post Processing Part Cleaning Service will reduce your cycle time for removing support material and eliminate your manual post-printing ‘bottleneck’.

Smoothing & Texturing

Do you require a smooth surface finish for your 3D printed part? Does your part need to be made watertight? Or a specific type of texture required?

Our surface finishing service will ensure that you obtain the desired Roughness Average (Ra) and type of finish, while keeping the fine-feature detail of your 3D printed part intact.

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Presentation Finishing

Is your 3D printed part going to be used for sales and marketing? Does your prototype need to look realistic?

Our presentation finishing service can apply a variety of different surface finishes to your 3D printed part to make it look sales ready, including sealing, tempering, sanding, polishing, painting and electroplating.

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Post Processing is as easy as 1-2-3

Using advanced equipment and techniques we can provide the surface finish you require for your plastic or metal 3D printed part

Ship your manfuactured part
1 Send Us Your Part

Ship your metal or plastic 3D printed part to us or drop it off at one of our 9 office locations across Canada.

Alternatively we can 3D Print Your Part through our 3D Printing Service.

Surface Finish Media
2 Part is Post Processed

Your 3D printed part will be processed using one of our Automated Post Processing machines to provide you with the desired texture and end product surface roughness average (Ra).

Finished 3D part
3 Part Finishing

We will then apply the surface finishing required for your metal or plastic part, whether it needs to be sealed and made watertight, painted, or polished.

Then we return your finished part.


Javelin provides an automated and intelligent solution for the third step of 3D printing / additive manufacturing — post process part cleaning and surface finishing.

Example 3D Printed Metal Part
  • Automated Post Processing

    We can eliminate your time-consuming and expensive piece-by-piece manual post processing with a combination of integrated technologies including software, hardware, and consumables.

  • Intelligent Solution

    Our revolutionary technology accurately interprets and interrogates each part – regardless of geometry. Reliable support removal, dependable surface finishing – producing consistent processed parts, every time.

  • Process all 3D Print Technologies

    From Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), PolyJet, Stereolithography (SLA), light-cured resins to superalloys – we can handle them all. We have 25+ years of service experience with most 3D print materials and all print technologies.

  • End-to-End Expertise

    We have expertise in the three additive manufacturing steps – design, build, and post process – this allows us to provide services and offer a complete solution to drive faster throughput and more consistent results.

  • A solution for every Industry

    Across every industry, from aerospace to automotive, consumer goods to dental, defense to medical; our Post Processing Service and technologies remove the post-print bottleneck with an automated approach.

Post Processing Applications

Here are typical reasons why customers use our services

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Improve 3D Printed Surface Finish

We can reduce the labor involved in obtaining the level of smoothness required from your 3D printed part and speed up your 3D printing process.

It is virtually impossible to achieve uniformity on every part with manual finishing. Our automated surface finishing service ensures that every part is identical, every time — to your specification with the precise Ra required.

Making prototypes look real

In the world of sales and marketing delivering presentations with a physical model will allow your potential customers to easily understand what you are selling and how it will be used.

Our 3D printing finishing service allows you to expand on what your 3D printed part can do by sealing, polishing and painting your models.

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3D printed molds

Finishing 3D Printed Molds

We can provide solvent smoothing to Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM) parts to make them mold ready. Solvent smoothing utilizes a chemical agent to smooth a part’s surface eliminating layer lines while preserving feature detail and part accuracy. Ideal for mold applications such as injection molding, silicone molding, sand casting, investment casting, and thermoforming.

Industries we work with

Javelin services are used in a wide variety of industries

  • Model making
  • Urban planning
  • Concepts
  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Defense
  • Industrial equipment
  • Marine and offshore
  • Oil and gas
  • Anatomical models
  • Medical devices
  • Orthopedics
  • Prosthetics
  • Surgical planning models
  • Aesthetic and function testing
  • Concepts and prototypes
  • Sales and marketing models
  • Jigs, fixtures, and assembly tooling
  • Injection molding
  • Silicone molding
  • Sand and investment casting
  • Thermoforming

Post Processing Resources

Learn how companies are utilizing PostProcess Machines

Why work with Javelin?

What inspires you is your business — how to make it real is ours...

Through implementing a partnership-based approach with our clients, we enhance business processes, facilitate the effective use of 3D technologies, and provide the ongoing education and product support to ensure your solutions work in the real world.

From inception to design, manufacturing to inventory maintenance, streamlined solutions are a key factor in reaching your targets quickly and effectively.

Interested in our Post Processing Service?

Call us free at 1-800-298-6437 and get your questions answered