Kodak announces its arrival in the 3D printing industry

Kodak is among the technology companies that recently joined the 3D printing industry. Acknowledged as the specialist of photography, the company unveils a 3D printer; a good way to show its customers that it can still innovate.

The partnership with Smart International

Kodak recently partners with Smart International, technology solutions supplier to expand its license into additive manufacturing.

A dual extrusion desktop machine resulted from this partnership. The new 3D printer is designed for professional and educational markets and will be delivered with KODAK 3D Printing Filament line which aims at offering low moisture content, high melt flow index, precise diameter and roundness for high-quality prints.

A quick look at the technical features

In order to recall its business core, Kodak named the machine the Portrait. Kodak is keen to convey quality in the Portrait. The 3D printer incorporates a fully-enclosed steel frame, 200 x 200 x 250 mm build platform, LED indicators, filament sensors, touch screen and on-board camera.

As for the materials, Kodak offers ABS, PLA, Nylon 6, Nylon 12, HIPS, PLA+ and PLA. However, according to the company, the 3D printer could be used with any other filament available on the market.

Last, the company achieved a 3D printed lithophane of George Eastman (Kodak founder) holding the original Kodak Brownie camera.

To mark its entrance in 3D printing exhibitions, the company will be at CES 2018 in Las Vegas in January.

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