Kirsten Van Praet May 19, 2016
From 16 to 19 May, Materialise was present at RAPID, one of the largest Additive Manufacturing events in North America. There we gave presentations about 3D Printing for both medical and industrial purposes and introduced our Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, which features all Materialise software (medical software excluded) wrapped in one suite. The Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite includes our industry-leading data preparation and design optimization tools, programs to integrate 3D Printing into production environments, and software and control systems used by machine manufacturers to better bridge the gap between applications and 3D printers.

Materialise and HP Collaborate

Many significant companies use the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite to enhance their business. Printer giant HP is one of them. At RAPID we officially announced our collaboration with HP to develop a specific Build Processor for their HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D Printer. The Build Processor simplifies the 3D printing workflow and gives users more control over their 3D print, creating an improved user experience and giving customers more options to get the most out of their HP 3D printer.

What’s New in the Suite

The Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite is not a static suite. The products inside are alive and evolving! From now on, Materialise e-Stage, our fully automated solution for support generation is suited for bottom-up resin-based printers. Since bottom-up printing is forced to deal with gravity, the connection between the supporting structure and parts has been reinforced. This is a milestone for automatic support generation, as from now on all resin-based technologies can benefit from automatic support generation.

 

For this part, Materialise e-Stage for bottom-up technology was used
For this part, Materialise e-Stage for bottom-up technology was used

 

Another novelty within the suite is connected to machine communication. The Materialise Build Processor, the technology within the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite that takes care of the communication between the software and 3D printing machines, now includes the Materialise Slice Build Processor. If there is no dedicated Build Processor available for your 3D printer and your printer accepts SLC as an input format, the Materialise Slice Build Processor is the solution you are looking for. This technology allows users to generate slices of SLC slice data, and it further automates the data preparation process while enhancing the capabilities of the 3D printer or print service. The third hot item in the suite is connected to the Materialise Control Platform. At RAPID we announced our Materialise Inspector tools that simulate the build by visually representing the processed slice data. Any manufacturer who wants to gain a detailed understanding of the printing process, for instance for R&D, can now rely on the Inspector tool.

 

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