Build Strategy

Bridging the Gap between Model and Machine

Converting your digital AM design into a physical part requires a translation to a layer-by-layer representation that can be interpreted and built by the machine. This translation – or build strategy – directly affects the behavior of the machine (e.g. build speed, material consumption) and the properties of the physical parts (e.g. strength, weight).

The Build Processor

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The Materialise Build Processor (BP) offers a dedicated solution to control and develops an optimal build strategy for your machine and materials.

  • Easily define, configure and assign different build strategies to your platform and parts
  • Parameters for slicing, hatching and machine-specific process control
  • Large, customizable library of slicing and hatching algorithms for a range of AM technologies and file formats
  • Fully integrated with other Materialise software allowing flexible part assignment (with Materialise Magics) and complete traceability (with Materialise Streamics)

Machine Control Software

As a final step, our Machine Control Software solution can be added to your AM process chain, giving you complete control over the interpretation of your build strategies on your machine.