Technology

Thinking that transforms.
Technology that delivers.

 

Our Patented STEP Technology

STEP is Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process. The core of our technology is the Electrophotographic (EP) imaging and deposition. This uses the proven high volume 2D printing process. A 2D slice of a part with part material, support, and maybe multiple materials all in one image layer, then with heat, pressure, and cooling fuse it all onto the build. This creates a fully dense part with isotropic properties in all directions. (Image on right: ABS layer on the transfer belt with part and support material).

 

 

 

FIRST VIABLE ALTERNATIVE TO INJECTION MOLDING

We have developed a patented additive manufacturing technology strategy that frees you from your existing manufacturing constraints of making low volume production affordable – and we have the ability to allow you to reduce forecast estimates from 1 year to 90 days! From producing NEW products to part consolidation …. Evolve is transforming how the world manufactures.

 


Unlike other additive technologies that have been brought to the market in past 10 years, most if not all have been derivatives of an existing technology. STEP (Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process) is completely new and has been designed and developed specifically for production manufacturing.

STEP’s architecture utilizes the same three process phases that are the critical elements that enable STEP to deliver on the throughput and quality similar to injection molding.

One of the many benefits of the SVP (Scalable Volume Production) platform is our closed-loop process with sensor technology; each layer of the build is precisely aligned on top of the next incoming layer and the correct amount of material is deposited. If an error is detected a correction is made. This means a higher part quality with both repeatability and scalability.

For more details on how the technology works, read our White Paper in our Resource Library.

Our process to convert pellets to power is unique. Once the process is complete, we have created very small particles which allows greater detail and accuracy.  Our particles are in the range of 20 to 25 microns.

The SVP platform’s prototype to production capability enables manufacturers to move production closer to their customers (reducing transportation logistics) and replace physical molds with digital molds (eliminating wasted tooling, time, materials, and warehousing).

It is imperative that manufactures maintain their uptime, mitigate production risk, and supply chain disruptions. With a manufacturing network comprised of connected factories the ability to repeatably manufacture the exact same part anywhere in the world, wherever you have an Evolve SVP platform system located is possible.

So whether you’re a skeptic or a believer in the digitization of manufacturing or Industry 4.0, the reality is your world is changing. Competitors are moving faster, supply chain models are transforming, and consumers are rewarding brands that give them fast, affordable access to mass customized offerings. The Evolve SVP™ (Scalable Volume Production) platform is purpose-built for this new digitized world — and it’s ready to accelerate your digital transformation.

The SVP platform provides real-time production operation equipment efficiency (OEE) reporting . This enables  capacity management throughout  your connected factory network.

The Evolve SVP platform is the first to use production grade ABS amorphous thermoplastics for  production manufacturing.

Evolves SVP platform has the capabilities to adjust your machine performance characteristics  to meet your application needs.

WHAT DIFFERENTIATES OUR PLATFORM?

The Evolve SVP platform is the first true plastics manufacturing technology to achieve mass customization, just-in-time production and dependable quality.