Evolve Additive Solutions, provider of industrial 3D printing solutions, announced today at Formnext the launch of its new parts production service “STEP Parts Now” and the expansion of its materials portfolio.
STEP Parts Now is Evolve’s response to growing demand for production capacity and its own ambition to expand access to its Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP™) technology. STEP is the only additive manufacturing process currently available that can deliver the fidelity, surface quality, accuracy and material properties required for reliable and repeatable large-scale printing of end-use parts.
Customers can now request and order STEP parts directly through Evolve’s e-commerce portal. “STEP Parts Now” complements the parts ordering offering through Evolve’s strategic partners and their STEP production centers: Fathom Digital Manufacturing in the US and alphacam GmbH in Germany.
“What we are launching with STEP Parts Now is much more than parts as a service,” said Jeff Hanson, Evolve’s Senior Vice President of Go-to-Market. “We are increasing accessibility to a newly identified additive manufacturing technology category that finally delivers on past industry promises of materials, features, and scalability by additive manufacturing for true production.”
In addition to “STEP Parts Now”, Evolve has added two new materials to its portfolio: Nylon PA-11(A) and Gray ABS. The PA-11(A) for STEP offers significant mechanical performance advantages over the powder bed based PA-11, making it suitable for more demanding production applications. The new gray ABS material complements Evolve’s existing black ABS and has mechanical properties within 10% of injection molded ABS.
Evolve is showcasing “STEP Parts Now” and the new material offerings this week at Formnext in Hall 12.1, Booth B-89. Additional details will be presented by Jeff Blank, President and COO; Jeff Hanson, SVP of Go-to-Market; and Melissa Hanson, VP Marketing, at a press conference being held today at Formnext.