Evolve Additive Solutions, a provider of industrial 3D printing solutions and developer of the Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP), announced a strategic partnership with alphacam GmbH to offer STEP-manufactured parts as a service to clientele throughout Europe.
Considered a breakthrough, STEP is an additive manufacturing technology that addresses manufacturing limitations in accuracy, scalability and engineering materials that other current technologies present. alphacam combines its extensive industry knowledge and extensive experience in printing plastic parts with the introduction of Evolve’s Scaled Volume Production (SVP) platform to manufacture and deliver fully dense, high-resolution thermoplastic parts with near injection-molded surface finishes and properties.
“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,” said Jeff Hanson, Evolve’s Senior Vice President of Go-to-Market. “Given their rich history and leadership in additive manufacturing, alphacam is the ideal partner to bring STEP technology to European industrial sectors.”
“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 showcased its new STEP technology offering to great acclaim during its widely attended second annual alphacAM EXPO and Customer Open House on September 27, 2023. STEP part production is now available directly through alphacam, representing a significant advance in 3D printing solutions in Europe. This collaboration indicates a positive trend where technological advancements and entrepreneurial collaboration are paving the way for progress in additive manufacturing technology.