Evolve has developed an additive technology that speeds up the build process without high unit costs. Contributing to the speed and cost efficiencies of its SVP (scalable volume production) platform is motion control equipment from B&R. This equipment integrates motion control, process control, safety, HMI, as well as IIoT-connectivity.
At the core of the Evolve platform is STEP (selective thermoplastic electrophotographic process) technology, which lays down layers of material – not unlike a 2D laser printer – and then fuses them into three-dimensional parts with uniform density and quality. This approach builds parts up to ten times faster than other industrial 3D printing technologies. Plus, it builds parts with multiple materials and multiple colors.
With its B&R motion control solution, the Evolve machine is able to precisely synchronize the alignment of the 2D-printed layers between the reciprocating platens and the moving belt. Combined with high-performance pressure and temperature control during the fusing stage, it achieves an average surface roughness of four microns, even without post processing.
Digital molds can be stored in the cloud, enabling customers to produce identical parts anywhere in the world or implement new designs without having to produce new physical molds. Maintenance and machine upgrades can be implemented remotely to optimize availability.
With the B&R system, Evolve’s platform is perfectly equipped to offer its customers the connected factory solutions they need to stay competitive.
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