PostProcess® RADOR™



High Throughput of Finished 3D Printed Parts in Just a Few Hours

How to post-process 3D prints and get excellent surface finish with RADOR from PostProcess Technologies® which utilizes software intelligence, hardware, and advanced vibratory technology to dually remove powder from and burnish printed parts. The secret behind this flexible automated solution is the Suspended Rotational Force (SRF) technology, which employs PostProcess' AUTOMAT3D software to create an effective friction force and suspend parts in a circulating motion. This movement ensures that every area of each part receives equal exposure to the finishing hardware. The rotary motion is kicked into gear by the machine’s vibratory tub. These vibrations are essential to RADOR’s effective powder removal and surface finishing capabilities.

RADOR. It’s time to eliminate Manual Surface Finishing.

PostProcess® RADOR™ has been engineered to meet the desired Roughness Average (Ra) specifications to achieve various finishes on a wide range of 3D printed materials. This automated system is capable of finishing surfaces of the following 3D printing technologies: FDM, SLA, CLIP, PolyJet, SLS, MJF, as well as metals, thanks to its patent-pending technology, Suspended Rotational Force (SRF).


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Sturdy & Thoughtful Construction

Contoured back walls, urethane coated envelope, textured powder coated enclosure.


Suspended Rotational Force (SRF) Technology

Patent-pending Suspended Rotational Force (SRF) technology for dually remove powder from and burnish printed parts

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Revolutionizing Chemistry

Proprietary Detergents & Abrasive Media | Extensive testing on a variety of different materials, shapes, and sizes of abrasive media for the additive manufactured materials.

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AUTOMATE 3D Software

The integrated software controls:

  • the friction force that a part is experiencing to provide process flexibility
  • the variable detergent dosing and
  • cycle times
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One system for eight 3D printing technologies

  • MJF
  • PolyJet
  • FDM
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Safety Features

  • Multi-position, self-supporting hinged lid
  • Emergency stop
  • Auto power down
  • Compliant with all OHSA regulations & CE

Designed for Noise-Reduction

Not louder than a dishwasher. Maximum recorded, and corrected noise levels for this equipment was 73.8 dB (A).

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User-friendly Interface

For easy-to-use operation, RADOR is equipped with a user-friendly interface that allows operators to quickly follow the post-processing steps.

An IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) Alternative for Post Processing

Improved Safety | Unparalleled Consistency | Increased Throughput & Productivity

What is Surface Rotational Friction (SRF)?

When the motor in PostProcess machine starts, a vibratory motion is initiated, moving whatever media/part mixture is sitting within the part envelope in a circular motion along the Y (vertical) axis. While the parts are suspended, the media/detergent mixture will rotate due to the circulating motion. This motion will ensure uniform exposure of the part to the media/detergent mixture and provide consistent results. This summarizes the Rotational component of the SRF technology. The Surface Rotational Friction would not be possible without its three main components:

  • Proprietary Detergent
    • The proprietary detergent was designed by PostProcess chemists to optimize the mechanical, abrasive energy provided by the media. The detergent ensures the additive manufactured part being processed can circulate through the media and wash away any broken-down media or part material that accumulates during processing. By optimizing the media, consistency throughout the batch is ensured.
  • Proprietary Abrasive Media
    • Extensive research has been done to test various abrasive media materials, shapes and sizes to determine the most effective combination specific to additive manufactured materials. For a one-size-fits-all approach, you can address multiple materials in one batch. Alternatively, specific material, density, shape, and size can be setup, and tailored to your part material and geometry.
  • AUTOMAT3D Software
    • Controls the friction force that a part is experiencing to provide process flexibility
    • The software comes pre-loaded with four different customizable agitation settings
    • Process monitoring such as tank level, smart cycle times etc.



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Coarse Media


Image shows M-CAT media type for surface finishing from PostProcess

  • Grit: Coarse
  • Finish: Matte
  • Media Attrition Rate: Medium


Image shows M-CAT-L media for surface finishing from PosProcess

  • Grit: Coarse
  • Finish: Matte
  • Media Attrition Rate: High


Image shows media for surface finishing from PostProcess

  • Grit: Coarse
  • Finish: Matte
  • Media Attrition Rate: Medium

Fine Media


  • Grit: Fine
  • Finish: Matte
  • Media Attrition Rate: Low


Image shows UPM-1 media for surface finishing from PostProcess

  • Grit: Fine
  • Finish: Semi-Gloss
  • Media Attrition Rate: Very Low


Image shows UPM-2 media for surface finishing from PostProcess

  • Grit: Fine
  • Finish: Semi-Gloss
  • Media Attrition Rate: Very Low

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Technical Specifications

Software Features
Software Features
  • Intelligent cycle times
  • Variable detergent dosing
Hardware Features
Hardware Features
  • Urethane coated envelope
  • Textured powder coated enclosure
  • Optimized noise suppression enclosure
  • Multi-position, self-supporting hinged lid
  • Ease-of-use single button operation
  • Casters for easy installation
Size and Weight
Size and Weight
  • Envelope: 21.4” L x 8.4” W x 13” H (54 cm x 22 cm x 33 cm)
  • Volume of parts should not exceed 1/3rd of envelope
  • Machine closed door footprint: 54.3” L x 28.3” W x 39.4” H (137 cm x 72 cm x 100 cm)
  • Approx. Weight: 500 lbs. empty; 550 lbs. full
  • PLM-001-SURF Detergent
  • All PostProcess abrasive and polishing media
  • Voltage: 120V
  • Amperage: 20A
  • Connector: NEMA 5-15P
Safety Features
Safety Features
  • Emergency stop
  • Auto power down
  • Compliant with all OSHA regulations