KODAK 3D Printing Announces its New Design to Print Service


Detroit, MI, May 20th 2019 – KODAK 3D Printing will announce their new Design to Print Service, tomorrow at Rapid + TCT. Already a player in the global 3D market with the KODAK Portrait 3D Printer, a desktop printer targeted at the professional sector, and a comprehensive range of KODAK 3D Printing Filaments, KODAK 3D Printing are expanding their ecosystem with a new range of services designed to assist their users in transforming their idea into a 3D printed object.

KODAK 3D Printing, an ecosystem created by Smart International and under license by Kodak, is expanding their services over the next year, in order to provide a full 360 3D printing solution to businesses. The Design to Print Service gives access to experts in their 3D printing team, who can help troubleshoot tasks that may take too much time or require specialized knowledge.

The team of design experts will optimize the client’s model for a guaranteed print result on a KODAK Portrait 3D Printer. Two services are included: a 3D Designer Service and Print Profile Customization. In the first, the company’s designers create an optimized STL print file from any non-3D printable model. This may involve modifying the original CAD or STL file. With Print Profile Customization, a 3D printable model of any complex geometry will have its print setting optimized for a guaranteed print result on the customer’s KODAK Portrait. This may involve any or all of the following: healing the STL file, simplifying it, segmenting and re-orienting it, and adding manual supports. The objective is to reduce print time, maximize print quality, adjust print tolerances, and set the Gcode parameters depending on the print materials. The projects are managed directly through the KODAK 3D Cloud and designers are on hand for live support and to test the final part.

With availability of the KODAK Portrait 3D Printer and Kodak Filaments worldwide, KODAK 3D Printing are aiming to provide support and assistance to their users to navigate the 3D printing universe. This is the first of the new services and products to be launched in 2019, with more to be announced later in the year.

More information about the Design to Print Service can be found at the Rapid + TCT tradeshow this week, with the expert team available at the Kodak Booth #107. Any purchase of a KODAK Portrait at Rapid will include $500 worth of credit for the Design to Print Service. Credit can be redeemed against the service, which costs from 45 USD per hour. Further information can be found at www.smart3d.tech/design-to-print-service/ 

“We are extremely pleased to be expanding our services and products within the 3D printing sphere. We have a robust strategy to target the needs in the marketplace, and our Kodak Design to Print service, is the first of our new offerings, with more to be unveiled later this year’’ said Roberto Gawianski, CEO, Smart International.

“We are delighted to launch the new 3D printer with Smart International and build upon our excitement about this growth industry and the impact that it can have on professional 3D printing and imaging overall,” said JoelSatin, Director of Brand Licensing and Vice-President, Consumer and Film Division, Kodak. 

About Smart International
Smart International has developed an ecosystem of solutions for professional 3D printing. Years of collaboration with engineers, designers, architects, artists, educators, have set the bar high. Only accurate and reliable technology with materials developed for a wide range of applications will help their creations endure and shine.Visit smart3d.tech for more information and Twitter @Kodak3dprinting, Facebook, Instagram

About Kodak
Kodak is a technology company focused on imaging. We provide — directly and through partnerships with other innovative companies — hardware, software, consumables and services to customers in graphic arts, commercial print, publishing, packaging, entertainment and commercial films, and consumer products markets. With our world-class R&D capabilities, innovative solutions portfolio and highly trusted brand, Kodak is helping customers around the globe to sustainably grow their own businesses and enjoy their lives. For additional information on Kodak, visit us at kodak.com, follow us on Twitter @Kodak, or like us on Facebook at Kodak. 2017

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Source: Smart International

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