Today Kodak announced that they have signed a joint development agreement with Carbon (Carbon3D, Inc.). The companies will work together on materials development to address new opportunities for Carbon’s innovative Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology.
CLIP eliminates the shortcomings of conventional 3D printing by using a tunable photochemical process to rapidly transform 3D models into physical objects. CLIP works by carefully balancing the interaction of light and oxygen to grow parts with excellent mechanical properties, resolution, and surface finish.
The joint development agreement aligns Carbon’s breakthrough material development capabilities with Kodak’s long-standing experience in material formulation and integration into complex systems to drive continued innovation of novel materials.
“We are excited to have Kodak as a partner as we continue to bring our technology to an array of industries including automotive, aerospace, athletic shoes and life sciences,” said Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon. “This collaboration further proves our dedication to the development of breakthrough additive materials.”
“Together, Carbon and Kodak are well positioned to develop and expand market opportunities for CLIP-based additive manufacturing,” said Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke. “Kodak is a world leader in materials development and we are excited to be working with an innovative and progressive company like Carbon.”
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, electronic displays, 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 KodakNow.
About Carbon3D, Inc.
Carbon is working at the intersection of hardware, software and molecular science to deliver on the promise of 3D printing, enabling creators to think beyond the limitations of convention to design the parts and products that will drive the businesses of the future. The Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) was introduced simultaneously at TED 2015 and to the scientific community on the cover of Science Magazine (Science, March 2015). To date Carbon has received $141 Million in funding. For more information please visit Carbon3D.com or follow Carbon on Twitter @Carbon3D.