When it comes to printing SLS and MJF parts, creating an optimized build platform is crucial, and AM software can have a big hand in helping operators do so. Discover why nesting parts as quickly and effectively as possible is essential and how you can achieve it in your production.
We’re continuing our 30th anniversary blog series this month with a focus on the PolyJet technology. Discover what this versatile technology adds to our portfolio and how it’s enabled innovation in the medical 3D printing industry.
Stereolithography (SLA), the first 3D printing technology ever, sparked Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen’s interest in the industry. Since Materialise first bought an SLA printer, the team has proven its innovative mindset by fine-tuning the technology and even developing an alternative printing method with the Mammoth printer.
When Multi Jet Fusion first came on the scene a few years ago in 2016, the 3D printing world was excited to become acquainted with the new technology. Soon, many discovered that MJF lives up to the buzz, bringing a high surface quality, consistent build time regardless of the number of parts, and freedom of design.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s necessary for people all over the world to work from home or practice social distancing. But that doesn’t mean that working with AM has to be less productive. Here are our tips for using AM software to maintain productivity during this difficult time.
As a writer who recently joined Materialise with no prior experience in 3D printing, I was curious to join the Masterclass in Metal AM. I had heard talk of the specific processes that Metal AM called for, such as heat treatments and melt pools, and I was ready to learn more about what working with Metal 3D Printing is like. I joined a diverse group of participants from various backgrounds to discover firsthand how the Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing benefits attendees.
Reduced waste, production efficiency and functional gain driven by greater design freedom and flexibility. An increasingly familiar summary of the key benefits afforded by metal 3D printing. Meanwhile, high-volume repeatability, precision surface finishing, particularly in relation to tight tolerances, remain characteristics more closely associated with CNC machining. But what if there was no competition? No ‘either/or’?
3D printing is a slow revolution. But it is a revolution regardless, when you consider what the technology does: saving lives, enabling new business models, redefining how we design products. But none of that happened overnight. The revolutionary nature of 3D printing grew over decades, formed on a foundation of small but valuable steps. So where are today’s trends taking the industry in 2019? We checked in with experts at Materialise, including CEO Fried Vancraen, to find out.