Kodak Introduces the Portrait 3D Printer


Kodak teamed up with Smart International to create the Kodak Portrait 3D Printer. Designed to work in a variety of environments, ranging from the classroom to the office, Kodak outfitted the Portrait with a fully enclosed print chamber and an HEPA and activated carbon filter to reduce unpleasant odors and keep hands away from hot, moving parts. The printer chamber has a 7.9 x 7.9 x 9.3" build area. Inside the print chamber is a heated aluminum print bed with a BuildTak surface that has automatic calibration and leveling.

With dual extruders, the Portrait features swappable PTFE and all-metal hotends for optimal material compatibility for 1.75mm filaments. The extruder with the PTFE hotend can use PLA+, TPU Flex 98, and PLA filaments while the all-metal hotend extruder is for PLA Tough, ABS, HIPS, PETG, Nylon 6, and Nylon 12 filaments. The Portrait also has a hotend lifting system, which moves the inactive hotend out of the way while the other hotend is running, which prevents the inactive hotend from dragging on the current 3D print job.

The Portrait employs Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technology, and some 3D print jobs can take hours to complete. Thankfully, Kodak outfitted the Portrait with a built-in camera so you can monitor your current 3D print job remotely. You can also check the status of your 3D print job on the integrated 5" 800 x 400 color touchscreen. Print via Wi-Fi, Ethernet, or USB. You also get free access to Kodak 3D Cloud, an IT-compliant printer management software created by 3DprinterOS.

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