Kodak Partners with Evolve Additive Solutions for 3D Applications

Kodak and Evolve Additive Solutions scale production capabilities and speed of additive manufacturing with electrophotographic technology.

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Kodak and Evolve Additive Solutions Inc. announce a technology partnership. Kodak will supply imaging systems, parts and consumables, based on the Kodak Nexpress digital electrophotographic platform. In addition, the companies have signed joint development agreements for equipment and materials with the goal of helping further develop Evolve’s selective thermoplastic electrophotographic process (STEP) technology in anticipation of its release in 2020.

The Kodak Nexpress platform is said to deliver unique print capabilities in a modular and upgradeable package. Evolve will use a Kodak-developed toner manufacturing process to make the part toners for the Evolve system. The electrophotographic technology is part of the solution comprising hardware, materials, processes, workflow software, and services required to print and finish parts cost effectively at high quality and high speed.