Kirsten Van Praet April 14, 2017

3D printing service bureaus receive orders from customers daily. But before these orders get printed, the design files need to be converted to STL, be repaired, get their printability checked and the customer needs to be provided with a quote. This takes a lot of time. 

Realize, one of the largest service providers of 3D-printed prototypes in the Midwest, USA, relies on our automation software to handle their customer requests. Around 2010, they started using our data preparation software, then they discovered our automated support generation software and now they count on our workflow automation software, Materialise Robot.

Materialise Robot

After integrating Materialise Robot with their website, 50% of Realize’s quoting requests are processed online by this software. It also takes care of file conversion, printability analysis, and fixing. The software automatically repairs around 80% of design defects. In a nutshell, it automates their process behind the scenes, making it much more efficient.


“Materialise Robot helped make us much more efficient, and our clients enjoy the ability to quickly and easily obtain quotations at any time of the day,” explains Todd Reese, President of “The Robot was essential in implementing our automated online quoting system, and it has allowed the Realize team to work much more proactively.”


In this webinar, we explain the functionalities of Materialise Robot 5.0 –including our brand new workflow editor!- and Todd Reese demonstrates how the software optimizes his business.


      Listen to Todd Reese's experience
      with Materialise Robot

              Watch Recording

Do you have any questions about Materialise Robot? Then contact us to discuss how we can make your business more efficient.