NCAM Technology Areas - Post-Processing
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NCAM has extensive experience utilising and developing post processing technology for AM applications. Our active research interests include developing and validating efficient routes for support removal, part finishing, powder removal, and heat treatment of parts.


  • Experience in a range of targeted and mass surface finishing processes (internal and external)
  • Performing reviews, down selections and experimental trials using state-of-the-art equipment to identify suitable post processing methods
  • Automated/Robotic finishing solutions
  • Several finishing techniques including Centrifugal High Energy Finishing, Extrude Hone (for internal channels), Grit blasting
  • Inducing surface compressive stresses
  • Automated surface inspection
  • Laser Polishing & Surface Texturing
  • Heat treatment
  • Hot isostatic pressing (HIP)

Find out more about our post-processing capabilities here, or by contacting us. We also have access to a wide range of other techniques through our partners and other connections.

Meet The Team 


Bethan Smith

Resource Manager and Business Unit Lead - Laser Processing

  • Expertise in automated part finishing


Dr. Tian Long See

Senior Research Engineer

  • Expertise in laser surface texturing


Annie Kerwin

Research Engineer

  • Expertise in AM part finishing


Dr. Charley Carpenter

Business Unit Lead - Advanced Materials Processing

  • Particular expertise on Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)


Ben Tomita

Senior Research Engineer

  • Particular expertise in Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)


Pedro Santos

Advanced Research Engineer

  • Expertise on heat treatments for AM