The Benefits of Smart Software
Tata Motors ERC currently uses Materialise Magics for their data preparation. They use it to convert CAD files to STL, fix all errors and cut, merge, hollow, label, and rescale parts – and much more. For their Laser Sintering production, they use the Magics Sinter module to automatically nest all parts at the nesting density and height of their choice. This software module speeds up data preparation, reduces powder consumption and offers many ways to control the Laser Sintering process.
For their Stereolithography production, ERC uses Materialise e-Stage, a software program which automatically generates support structures. This automation wipes out human errors and only places support where it is indispensable. The toothed connection points make support removal a lot easier, resulting in a higher surface quality. In case texturing is needed, Materialise 3-matic software helps to create aesthetic and functional textures, patterns and perforations.