Materialise Nester is a module for Magics featuring a wide array of tools that allow you to nest your 3D models in a controlled way. Alongside advanced algorithms and speed, this 3D nester also offers options to protect small parts, indicate no-build zones, and print on multiple machines.
Obtain excellent part quality
Optimize printing platforms for an equal distribution of material to ensure an even heat level and high dimensional and surface quality. Nesting tools also allow you to reach high build density without affecting quality.
Optimize your use of machine capacity
Optimally distribute parts over your available printers while considering part priorities and other properties with multiplatform nesting.
Run a profitable business
Create a sub-nest of parts from the same order to calculate an accurate quote. Commit to tight lead times by packing in more parts per build so you can increase printer profitability, reduce powder usage, and avoid scrap.
Assign the rotation freedom for each individual part in steps of 15°
Assign translation freedom for each individual part
Optimize slice distribution
Minimize the slice area and temperature difference between each layer
Avoid building parts in problem regions and improve printing quality
Generate protective cases to group small parts and protect fragile parts
Learn about Nester
Discover how to get started via our Academy, and get the answers to all your questions from customer support.