Modern Machine Shop

JUN 2018

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SHOP TALK MMS JUNE 2018 58 Industry News Stratasys Spins Off STEP Technology into Independent Company Stratasys (Minneapolis, Minnesota) has unveiled the spin-off of its selective thermoplastic elec- trophotographic process (STEP) technology and the formation of Evolve Additive Solutions. After nearly 10 years as an incubation project, a dedicated management team will lead the new organization and bring the technology to market. Built on Stratasys' 3D printing and additive manu- facturing experience, the solution aims to produce parts at a cost, quality and throughput comparable to traditional manufacturing processes such as injection molding. STEP technology is intended to enable high-volume production runs into the hun- dreds of thousands per year. Designed for automated manufacturing and factory-f loor integration, STEP enables the use of production-grade thermoplastics (amorphous and semi-crystalline) for volume production appli- cations across industries including consumer, automotive, industrial and medical. The scalable solution combines proprietary technology with electrophotographic imaging capabilities. It uses 2D imaging technology to precisely align incom- ing layers and bonding techniques to create final parts that are said to be fully dense with the iso- tropic properties of injec- tion molding. It can print multiple materials within the same layer and pro- vides full-color printing capability, including spot and process. Evolve has already started to seek initial purchase orders during its alpha stage. | Stratasys Inc. 888-480-3548 Knuth Celebrates 15 Years in United States Knuth Machine Tools USA Inc. is celebrating its 15th anniversary. Knuth was founded in Germany in 1923, and Knuth Machine Tools USA opened in 2003 in Wheel- ing, Illinois. In 2007, the U.S. company outgrew its 15,000-square foot building in Wheeling and moved to a 65,000-square foot facility in Lincoln- shire, Illinois. | Knuth Machine Tools USA Inc. 866-665-6884 SharpVue • Designed to maximize efficiency and operator comfort • Large working distance • Crystal-clear HD image • Connects to HD monitor or computer • Imaging and measurement software included • Magnification range: 30x optical, 300x digital • Wireless remote included I n s p e c t i o n S y s t e m Item # 26700-135-TTB 360 Tilt Table Item # 26700-135-XYTB X-Y Gliding Stage Item #26700-135-4D SharpVue 4D Lens Item # 26700-135 SharpVue Inspection System Watch Video Premium Technology Everyday Affordability | 734-973-0099 |

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