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Evolve Additive Solutions selects PostProcess Technologies as its support removal partner

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Evolve Additive Solutions will scale up its production volumes with PostProcess Technologies’ help as the preferred support removal partner. The partnership integrates Evolve’s Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology with PostProcess’s Volumetric Velocity Dispersion (VVD) technology. The concrete results of this partnership come into effect in 2021. Evolve Additive Solutions aims to bring its STEP technology into play as a volume production solution in tandem with a wider buy into Industry 4.0.

Evolve has developed the leading production technology for additive manufacturing, now holding over 100 patents. Evolve selected PostProcess due to its unique data-driven approach that connects the digital thread and optimizes the end-to-end additive process. PostProcess Technologies acts as Evolve’s Evolve Additive Solutions will scale up its production volumes with PostProcess Technologies’ help as the preferred support removal partner through coordinated proposal efforts that will allow end customers to cost-effectively produce millions of additive parts annually.  

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, with international operations in Sophia-Antipolis, France, PostProcess removes the bottleneck in the third step of 3D printing (post-printing) through patent-pending software, hardware, and chemistry technologies. The company’s solutions automate industrial 3D printing’s most common post-printing processes with a software-based approach, including support, resin, and powder removal, as well as surface finishing, resulting in “customer-ready” 3D printed parts. Additionally, as an innovator of software-based 3D post-printing, PostProcess solutions will enable the full digitization of AM through the post-print step for the Industry 4.0 factory floor. The PostProcess portfolio has been proven across all major industrial 3D printing technologies and is in use daily in every imaginable manufacturing sector. 

“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,” said Jeff Mize, CEO of PostProcess Technologies.

“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,” said Steven Chillscyzn, CEO of Evolve Additive Solutions.

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