Laser equipment for selective polishing and/or texturing areas of parts manufactured by AM

Laser equipment allows the surface of a plastic or a metal material to be textured or to reduce the surface roughness, up to 60%, in specific areas of parts that require a specific surface finish different from the rest of the piece. By combining this asset with others available in CIDETEC, greater reductions in roughness can be achieved. There are 4 low power laser equipment (IR, UV, CO2 and green) configured to work mainly on pieces with plane or low curvature surfaces. - CO2 laser (30W) (Easy Mark) - Green laser (7W) (TruMark 3220) - Nd: YAG laser (25W) (Rofin, Power line E25) - UV Laser (5W) (TruMark 6350) This asset is completed with: • Equipment for the evaluation of surface roughness (currently off-line, expected to acquire in-line characterization equipment) • Equipment for additional surface characterization (thermography, corrosion, wettability, brightness, mass loss, changes in geometry of the piece, etc.) • Planned to acquire a monitoring and control software that facilitates the connectivity of the asset with an MES from which the manufacturing plant of the components as a whole will be managed. The combination of this asset with the rest of the assets available for the post-processing of additive manufacturing parts (CID.001 and CID.002) allows having a complete line of post-processing of AM parts capable of treating components with different types of requirements and a wide variety of geometries.


  • Equipment for the evaluation of surface roughness
  • CO2 nanosecond Laser
  • IR nanosecond laser
  • Green nanosecond laser
  • Nanosecond UV Laser

Fields of application

Post process


Advice for scaling and industrial feasibility study

Industrial and technical feasibility studies of the processes developed in this asset

Development and optimization of post-processing of AM parts. Prototype obtaining

Roughness control of selective areas of metallic and plastic parts manufactured by AM with not complex geometries.

Process monitoring and control

Once the monitoring and control software has been acquired, the post-processing plant can be connected to the additive manufacturing processes and will have input on the specific requirements of the part or component to be treated.


Practical and theoretical training in post-processing and surface finishing technologies.


Contact person:
Gemma Vara Salazar