[penci_blockquote style=”style-1″ align=”none” author=”Joel Satin, Kodak”]”We are delighted to launch the new 3D printer and build upon our excitement about this growth industry.”[/penci_blockquote]
Kodak launched its new KODAK Portrait 3D Printer at Formnext 2018. Kodak and Smart International, the authorized global brand licensee of 3D printing also announced the availability of the printer in North American and European market. The new printer is a significant overhaul to its first 3D printer launched in October last year.
KODAK Portrait 3D Printer
The desktop 3D printer comes with new distinctive features like a dual extrusion system and a fully enclosed all-steel structure, allowing high-temperature builds, and is complemented with enabling software and a wide range of high-quality materials.
The dual extrusion system features automatic nozzle lifting and swappable PTFE and all-metal hotends for optimal material compatibility. Featuring an intuitive touchscreen, automatic levelling, and calibration, and preset print parameters for every material, the KODAK Portrait 3D Printer is ready to use straight from the box for those already familiar with the technology or newcomers with creative needs.
The printer also has a sturdy steel frame with a fully-enclosed print chamber with HEPA and activated carbon filter, reducing unwanted odours and keeping fingers away from hot moving parts.
Key Features of KODAK Portrait 3D Printer
Technology: Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
Build volume: 200 x 200 x 235 mm (7.9 x 7.9 x 9.3”)
Printhead: Dual extrusion with automatic nozzle lifting
Nozzle diameter: 0.4 mm
Nozzle Temperature: Up to 295ºC
Build plate temperature: Up to 105ºC
Filament diameter: 1.75 mm
Layer resolution: 0.4mm nozzle: 20 – 250 micron
Air filtration: HEPA and activated carbon
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, LAN, USB drive
In addition to the printer, users also get a free access to KODAK 3D Cloud, an IT-compliant printer management software created by 3DprinterOS. This software enables users to manage a print farm for any number of machines, in any number of locations, from anywhere in the world. Users can also access the 3D printer via Wi-Fi or LAN port and slice online, monitor their prints and receive over-the-air updates.
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According to Roberto Gawianski, CEO, Smart International, “We are looking at the future of 3D printing and manufacturing, and our KODAK Portrait 3D Printer has been designed to be best-in-class, with capabilities that have the potential to disrupt the traditional manufacturing systems, leading to cost-effective solutions which can reduce environmental impact, with printers speaking to each other across the globe. We are very happy to have collaborated with Kodak and look forward to many future endeavours.’’
Kodak targets the desktop 3D printer market suiting environments like classrooms, laboratory, office or studio to print accurate models. The printer can print with a wide range of filaments like PLA, but also offer ABS, Flex 98, HIPS, PETG, water-soluble PVA and two grades of Nylon. Kodak manufactures all these filaments and they are packaged in such a way that they ensure low moisture and high dimensional accuracy, and come in a wide colour palette, including, of course, Kodak’s Trademark Yellow.
Speaking about the launch of the new 3D printer, Joel Satin, Director of Brand Licensing and Vice-President, Consumer and Film Division, Kodak, said, “We are delighted to launch the new 3D printer with Smart International and build upon our excitement about this growth industry and the impact that it can have on professional 3D printing and imaging overall.”
About Smart International: Smart International has developed an ecosystem of solutions for professional 3D printing. Years of collaboration with engineers, designers, architects, artists, educators, have set the bar high. Only accurate and reliable technology with materials developed for a wide range of applications will help their creations endure and shine.
About Kodak: Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. Kodak provides hardware, software, consumables, and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets.
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