Design Guide for Post-processing (MTC)

Additive manufacturing — Design — Guide for Post-processing

PArtner Lead



From a designer’s perspective, there is information about methods that can be used to post-process AM components but no guidance on when, why and how to choose and apply them. 

Impact (Standardization Gaps)

Specific guidance on how to design a component to ensure it can be effectively post-processed.


  • A guide that’s explains available post-processing steps in AM and why they are used

  • Implications of the above for component and assembly design.

  • Communication and specification of post-processing requirements.


  • Review of available knowledge

  • R&D on a selected gap in the above

  • A guide for designers on post-processing for AM

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