Evolve Additive Solutions, a company that debuted in the AM industry three years ago, announced today the shipment of its first commercial system.
As a reminder, this spin-off of Stratasys develops a Selective Toner Electrophotographic Process (STEP) technology that enables to utilize production-grade thermoplastics for volume manufacturing applications.
This technology was used for the first time outside of Evolve’s facilities under the Alpha Development Program. We expected the machine to be officially commercially available last year. However, no communication had been made by the company in that regard.
Due to confidentiality, the client’s name that will utilize the SVP (Scalable Volume Production) platform has not been disclosed. However, the machine manufacturer explains in a press communication that the SVP system will be used for large scale volume manufacturing production.
The customer’s application includes use of multi-color capabilities, a wide range of materials and Evolve’s proprietary software. Unlike traditional lead times of 3-months+ with injection molded parts, (design release to first article inspection), the SVP platform system can manufacture parts within hours, not months, resulting in faster time to market which is critical to this client along with the requirements of superior part quality and cost savings. The solution also provides flexibility to their manufacturing floor in the form of on-demand production ability
“Shipment of our first system to a global customer is a significant accomplishment for our organization,” stated Steve Chillscyzn, CEO and Founder of Evolve. “With the proprietary and proven technology that STEP brings we are confident in our ability to continue to provide solutions to additional clients world-wide.”
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