Materialise Simulation

Simulation is a module for Materialise Magics that creates virtual prototypes and allows you to control part quality and reduce the number of build failures. Combining Simufact’s proven simulation technology and Materialise’s knowledge of additive manufacturing (AM), it offers a powerful solution tailored to the metal AM process. 

3D-printed propeller with half of the blades showing a heat map from simulation tools


Minimize time-to-market and development costs

Assess part distortion to effectively position and adapt support structures to counteract such issues. This minimizes the number of expensive test builds, speeds up time-to-market, and reduces development costs.

Predict the complete AM process

Minimize scrap based on robust AM simulations, and use our advanced build preparation software to define support and orientation. Our control platform also allows you to set up, control, and intervene during the build.

Improve product quality and lifespan

Use Simulation to assess the best part orientation for the AM process. Optimal orientation leads to better part quality, including less deformation, lower residual stresses, and better surface quality.

5 reasons to choose Simulation

  • Apply proven high-end AM simulation technology in metal production 
  • Rely on easy-to-use software that doesn’t require simulation or AM expertise 
  • Work with very fast and robust simulations on a normal workstation 
  • Apply simulation within your trusted Magics environment 
  • Benefit from a very competitive price 

Ideal for the 3D printing technology you use

Risk of shrink lines

The simulation results predict where shrink lines might occur. Red indicates a high risk of shrink lines, while blue indicates no risk.

3D propeller design with heat map showing the risk of shrink lines

Interested in Simulation?

Our experts will set up a demo with you to show you Simulation in action. Together, we’ll explore the software’s functionalities and discuss how it could advance your production.

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