Stratasys is spinning off a pair of metal 3D printing companies, according to a report in IDTechEXResearch.
The first company, Evolve Additive, is working on a selective toner electrophotographic process (STEP), which uses an electrostatically charged roller that selectively collects polymeric particles in the position appropriate for the individual build layer. The roller then deposits particles onto a conveyor belt which carries them to the build platform. The roller and platform continually move back and forth until the build is complete.
The second company, Vulcan Labs, includes industry experts from Harvest Technologies, which Stratasys acquired in 2014. Vulcan Labs is mum on its technology except to say that it is based on the established metal printing process — powder bed fusion — and relies on a multi-laser sintering process. Vulcan Labs’ technology will be competing with multi-laser DMLS printers already commercialized by EOS and Concept Laser.
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