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.

Metal 3D-printed part with thin support structures


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.

Clément BarretAM Manager for volum-e


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.

Close up of a metal part with support structures


Interested in e-Stage for metal?

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

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