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Kodak Expands into 3D Printing

Smart International will release branded filament, as well as a branded 3D printer, for the camera brand this winter.

NORTH AMERICA–Kodak has signed on Smart International to develop a Kodak 3D Printing Ecosystem that will “set a new standard for professional 3D printing.”

The Kodak 3D Printing Ecosystem includes the Kodak Portrait 3D Printer as well as the Kodak 3D Printing Filament, which features low moisture content, high melt flow index and precise diameter and roundness for top-notch prints.

“Professional 3D printing is a fast-evolving growth category Kodak has had its eye on for a while,” says Joel Satin, vice president and director, brand licensing, Kodak. “We are happy to add a strong and innovative licensee like Smart International to our portfolio of brand licensees.”

The Kodak 3D Printing Filaments will be available this December, while the Kodak Portrait 3D Printer will be available in Q1 2018.

“We are excited to take the Kodak brand into 3D printing and pioneer a best-in-class series of desktop printers and materials designed specifically for creative professionals,” says Roberto Gawianski, chief executive officer, Smart International.

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