Materialise 3-matic Lightweight Structures Module

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Why Choose the 3-matic Lightweight Structures Module?

Materialise 3-matic allows you to create 3D printable internal and external structures that add extra strength, provide cushioning, increase porosity, or simply reduce the weight of your design. It is compatible with data preparation software Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor, which means that the limitations and issues related to computation of complex structures are completely bypassed.

Whether it is for research purposes or for end-use, Materialise 3-matic offers the tools you need to optimize your design.

Choose from a Wide Variety of Creative Designs

  • Uniform structures

  • Randomized structures

  • Triangulated structures

  • Quad-based structures

  • Conformal structures

Add or Design Unit Structures

  • Use unit structures from the internal library

  • Design your own structures in CAD and import them to Materialise 3-matic to grow your own library

Optimize Designs Based on Analysis

  • Analyze the strength of the design with FEA and reinforce the structure density where needed

  • Control the thickness of your model according to design requirements

Ensure Build Ability

  • Perform analysis to test if the design is 3D printable

  • Process complex designs via the slice-based technology of the Materialise Build Processor

“Using Materialise 3-matic software, I can design complex structures that are impossible to generate in conventional CAD software. In addition, I am able to apply textures to each STL while staying in control of the desired output.”
- Dries Vandecruys, Design Engineer at Materialise

How to Create Lightweight Structures?

Lightweight Structures - Model

Model

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Lightweight Structures - Design Space

Design space

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Lightweight Structures - Comfornal Structure

Comformal structure

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FEA

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Lightweight Structures - Gradient Thickness

Gradient thickness

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Lightweight Structures - Prepare Build

Prepare build

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Lightweight Structures - Slice Preview

Slice preview

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Lightweight Structures - AM Machine

AM machine

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