Evolve Additive Solutions, a provider of industrial 3D printing solutions and the inventor of the game-changing Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP), has announced a strategic partnership with alphacam GmbH to offer STEP parts production in Europe as a service to customers.
STEP is a game-changing additive manufacturing technology that addresses the manufacturing constraints of other technologies in terms of accuracy, scalability, and engineering-grade materials. Alphacam will use Evolve’s Scaled Volume Production (SVP) platform to produce and deliver fully dense, high-fidelity thermoplastic parts with near injection moulding surface finish and properties, combining its deep industry expertise, vast experience in printing plastic parts, and strong customer relationships.
Providing STEP Parts Production in Europe
This is Evolve’s second partnership of this type, as part of its mission to establish STEP production centres of excellence around the world, with the ultimate goal of increasing access to STEP technology as the only additive process today that can deliver on the material properties, accuracy, and scalability required to print end-use parts at production volumes and replace traditional manufacturing methods in more applications. The first previously announced partnership was with Fathom Digital Manufacturing, which currently offers STEP parts in North America and is experiencing rapid and expanding customer interest and growth in STEP.
“We have experienced increasing demand for STEP parts in Europe, especially in automotive, consumer electronics, medical device and retail markets, as well as with fluid and airflow applications. Given their rich history and leadership in additive manufacturing, alphacam is the ideal partner to bring STEP technology to European industrial sectors.”– Jeff Hanson, Evolve’s Senior Vice President of Go-to-Market
“At alphacam we pride ourselves on remaining at the forefront of advanced manufacturing technologies and services,” said Michael Junghanss, alphacam’s Managing Partner. “I believe STEP technology is uniquely positioned to deliver on additive manufacturing’s quest toward production quality and scale, and we are excited to now be able to deliver this value by way of STEP parts to our customers.”
Alphacam’s new STEP technology offering was well received during the 2ndannual alphacAM EXPO and customer open house on September 27, 2023. The production of STEP parts is now available directly through alphacam.
About alphacam, GmbH: For over 25 years, alphacam has provided a comprehensive range of 3D printing and additive manufacturing products and services, ranging from the creation of 3D CAD data to the additive manufacturing of this data using 3D printers and 3D production systems.
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