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Finishing Touch Smoothing Station

FDM parts that look injection molded

Streamline your finishing process. The Finishing Touch Smoothing Station polishes FDM parts to near injection-molded quality with minimal operator intervention.

This automated finishing system expands possibilities for 3D printed custom parts and works with a range of FDM thermoplastics including ABSi, ABS-M30, ABS-M30i, ABSplus and ASA.

15 Times Smoother

Two 3D printed model tires, one smooth and one with layer lines

According to independent testing* the Finishing Touch Smoothing Station makes parts 15 times smoother than unfinished FDM parts. So your 3D concept models, patterns and production parts gain near-injection-molded quality. You save time, labor and all the big costs of traditional manufacturing. Smoothed parts are perfect for immediate use or are ready for:

  • Painting
  • Electroplating
  • Vacuum metallization

The Finishing Touch process seals parts for contact with liquids and moderate air and water pressure. Smoothing does not affect part accuracy.

* Data derived from an independent study conducted by QC Inspection. Parts analyzed were produced with a Fortus 3D Production System using .010 inch slice thickness. On average, surface roughness decreased from Ra 600 to Ra 40 to 60.


Smoothing parts is as easy as 1-2-3.

  1. Place your part in the smoothing chamber for 10-30 seconds. Remove part and evaluate finish.
  2. Repeat until desired finish is reached, typically 2 to 4 times.
  3. Hang the part in the curing chamber and allow it to dry to the touch, about 30-45 minutes.

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Finishing Touch

The Smoothing Station results in an injection-molded look.

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Before and After Smoothing

Semi-automated smoothing removes layer lines from FDM parts.

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Before and After Smoothing

Finishing Touch Smoothing Station Specs

Two 3D printed model tires, one smooth and one with layer lines

Chamber size:
330 x 406 x 508 mm (13 x 16 x 20 in.)

System size/weight:
Crated 1511.3 x 1092 x 1485.89 mm (59.5 x 43 x 58.5 in.)/≈272.16 kg (≈600 lbs.); uncrated: 1333.5 x 812.8 x 1168.39 mm (52.5 x 32 x 46 in.)/182 kg (400 lbs.)

Operator attendance:
Intermittent to expose parts

Operating environment:

  • Good ventilation
  • Maximum room temperature 29.4 C (85 F); humidity < 65% noncondensing
  • Maximum altitude of 3280 meters (10761 feet)

Power requirements:
200-240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, 20 amp (dedicated circuit), single phase

Additional requirements:

  • 102 mm (4 in) exhaust to outside
  • Compressed air, minimum of 5 CFM @ 80 psi

Safety standards:
CE certified

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