Editor’s Pick: Making the Use Case for Advanced Plastics
The Production Assessment Program allows clients to work with engineering experts to analyze and validate the business case for creating final parts using their Scaled Volume Production additive manufacturing platform.
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April 18, 2023
Evolve Additive Solutions announces a significant expansion of two facilities in support of its new Production Assessment Program. The expansion allows Evolve to work with potential customers to test final parts production using the company’s acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) thermoplastic capabilities.
Evolve says the program allows clients to work with a team of engineering experts to analyze and validate the business case for creating final parts using their Scaled Volume Production (SVP) additive manufacturing platform. The SVP uses Selective Thermoplastic Electrophotographic Process (STEP), with ABS as the primary production material. Clients who submit a part model to be printed receive a full build and a summary report with production validation data.
To support the program, Evolve has expanded in two locations. Company headquarters in Minnetonka, MN has added an 11,500-sq.-ft. “Production Acceleration Center,” which includes an SVP system experience center, a metrology test lab, a post-processing lab, training facilities and a production parts showroom. Evolve’s Material Technology Center in Rochester, NY, added 6,000 square feet, where it continues to test and develop new materials.
The company lists the following suggested use cases for the production assessment program:
- Production validation
- Process and materials testing
- Facility bridge to volume production
- Production acceleration
- Joint R&D
“This expansion will allow us to continue on our path to be the industry leader for higher volume of production thermoplastic applications within the additive manufacturing space,” says Joe Allison, CEO of Evolve. “In addition, it provides us the opportunity to show the entire process from discovery to delivery.”
The Evolve Additive Solutions Production Assessment Program is now accepting clients.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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