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Evolve Additive Solutions Selects PostProcess Technologies as Support Removal Partner

Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process
Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process
Above: Evolve’s patented Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) Technology/Image Source: PostProcess Technologies

PostProcess Technologies, the first and only global provider of automated and intelligent 3D post-printing solutions, has been chosen as the preferred Support Removal Partner (SRP) by Evolve Additive Solutions.

Evolve will integrate its patented Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) Technology with PostProcess’s patent-pending Volumetric Velocity Dispersion (VVD) technology to offer a connected solution.

Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) 3D Printing Technology

Above: How does STEP work/Video Source: Evolve Additive Solutions/Vimeo

The patented Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) 3D printing technology is the first additive manufacturing technology to offer a viable alternative to injection moulding. The platform combines proven 2D printing technology with a number of proprietary subsystems to evolve additive manufacturing far beyond existing technologies for plastic productions.

It is designed for high-speed, high-volume additive manufacturing and factory-floor integration. The technology achieves high-speed polymer material layering by applying polymer onto rollers like toner in a document printer.

Evolve and PostProcess Technologies Partnernership

Evolve has developed the leading production technology for additive manufacturing, now holding over 100 patents. Evolve selected PostProcess due to their unique data-driven approach that connects the digital thread and optimizes the end-to-end additive process. PostProcess Technologies will partner with Evolve through coordinated proposal efforts that will allow end customers to cost-effectively produce millions of additive parts annually.

According to Jeff Mize, CEO, PostProcess Technologies, “The additive market is advancing towards full automation, and COVID has added urgency to the development of hands-free solutions. The Evolve – PostProcess global partnership unlocks production volumes for manufacturers.”

Mize’s counterpart Steven Chillscyzn, CEO of Evolve Additive Solutions said, “We develop and deploy technology to create additive solutions that bring speed and quality at scale. Our customers look to Evolve to drive next-generation solutions. This partnership with a pioneering company like PostProcess allows us to deliver on this promise by providing an end-to-end automated solution.”

Initial deployment will begin in 2021 as additive becomes a volume production solution as part of Industry 4.0. 

About PostProcess Technologies: PostProcess Technologies is the only provider of automated and intelligent post-printing solutions for 3D printed parts. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Buffalo, NY, USA, PostProcess removes the bottleneck in the third step of 3D printing – post-printing – through patent-pending software, hardware, and chemistry technologies.

About Evolve Additive Solutions: Evolve Additive Solution is the developer of the patented Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) 3D printing technology. Evolve is pioneering the manufacturing market with technologies and solutions centered around production applications with real-world thermoplastics.


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