Since its big unveil last year, Carbon‘s Continuous Liquid Interface Production (CLIP) technology has been in high-demand, with the Silicon Valley startup slowly making its partnerships known to the public. After companies like Ford and Legacy Effects were revealed as users of Carbon’s ultra-fast 3D printing process, the firm finally created the technology public through a identify group of service providers. Now, it’s caught the eye of one of the pioneers in color photography, resulting in a joint createment agreement between Carbon and Kodak.


Carbon’s 3D printing technology relies on DLP projection and an oxygen-permeable-bodied to 3D print objects at speeds 25 to 100-times faster than other processes. In addition to the sheer speed of the CLIP process, Carbon’s process is in addition able-bodied to create parts with gret mechanical properties, resolution, and finish. It is no surprise and so that Kodak, that has a history of chemical expertise, has reached out to work with the startup.


The two partners revealed at present that they may work together on materials createment to address new opportunities for CLIP 3D printing. Carbon’s own materials createment can complement Kodak’s technology in the field of materials science to see CLIP applied to an actually greater range of applications. Dr. Joseph DeSimone, CEO and Co-Founder of Carbon, said of the agreement, “We are excited to have Kodak as a partner as we go on to bring our technology to an array of industries which include car, aerospace, athletic shoes and life sciences. This collaboration additional proves our commitment to the createment of breakthrough additive materials.” Kodak CEO Jeff Clarke introduced, “Together, Carbon and Kodak are well positioned to create and expand market opportunities for CLIP-based additive making. Kodak is a world leader in materials createment and we are excited to be working with an new and revolutionary company like Carbon.”

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Whilst each bit of news that comes of Carbon is amazing in its own right, this announcement is particularly informative in the context of historical camera and printing device manufacturers joining the 3D printing space. HP has created the largest entrance into the industry with its MultiJet Fusion technology, but it appears that eachone of Canon to Epson to Mimaki are in addition investing in 3D printing. After emerging of bankruptcy, upon selling most of its patents, it appears that Kodak is seeking to establish a foothold in the industry, as well, and it may have chosen the most possible partner with that to do so.

Michael Molitch-Hou

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Michael is Editor-In Chief of 3D Printing Industry and the founder of The Reality™ Institute, a service institute dedicated to determining what’s real and what’s not so that you don’t have to. He is a graduate of the MFA Critical Studies & Writing Program at CalArts, and a firm advocate of world peace. Michael already resides in San Pedro with his magical wife, Danielle.