Materialise e-Stage for Metal
Reduce costs and staff-hours by semi-automating the support generation process for metal 3D-printed parts. Use e-Stage’s powerful algorithm to cut data preparation and finishing time and adjust the extensive parameter list to suit the support structure for your machine, material, and part geometry. Ensure successful builds every time with e-Stage.
Streamline data preparation
Decrease your time spent on support design by up to 90% while reducing human errors and the risk of build crashes with automated software for metal 3D printing. Ensure proper stabilization and prevent deformations while building your part with e-Stage.
Reduce time spent on support removal
Cut time spent on support removal with e-Stage’s easy-to-remove, needle-thin contact points and flexible grid structure. Plus, easily remove almost 100% of the excess powder from the support structure and lower risks related to your operators’ health and security (HSE).
Simplify finishing for parts
Reduce the time spent finishing a part, as e-Stage only generates support structures where needed and significantly reduce post-processing time compared to traditional support generation techniques.
The support structures generated by Materialise e-Stage led to the same high-quality standards as the previous process. The difference is the huge increase in speed for support generation and removal.
Automatically generates support structures
e-Stage automatically generates support structures and reinforces all the necessary surfaces and support connections of tall, thin parts. The software also accounts for the force of the recoater during production.
Support volume estimation
Measure the material used and adopt gusset parameters to force part-to-part connections.
Nest parts in the z-direction
To maximize platform capacity, e-Stage allows for part stacking in the z-direction. Generate one e-Stage file for all your parts or one file per part.
Open support structures
The open structure of e-Stage prevents trapped powder and the wire EDM from touching the powder.
Learn about e-Stage for metal
Discover how to get started via our Academy, and get the answers to all your questions from customer support.