Materialise Announces Distribution Partnership with Cooksongold
January 7, 2016
Cooksongold, a renowned British supplier of precious metal products, has established a partnership with Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing (AM) software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions. The partnership will lead to the distribution of the Cooksongold Precious M 080, a precious metal 3D printing system, with Materialise software, to help improve the 3D printing process.
Cooksongold part of the Heimerle + Meule Group has a long tradition of manufacturing precious metal products for the jewelry and watchmaking industries. Recently, Cooksongold in collaboration with EOS distributes the Precious M 080. This technology allows users to create complex jewelry and watch components that were previously considered impossible or too time-consuming to be commercially viable. Cooksongold provide a complete turnkey solution by producing a range of Advanced Precious Metal Powders in 18k gold, 950 Platinum and 925 silver, which have been developed especially for optimum use with the Precious M 080.
Cooksongold now collaborates with Materialise to equip the precious metal 3D printing machines with state-of-the-art solutions from the Materialise software platform.
Cooksongold reduces the complexity of the 3D printing process and facilitates their users’ work by bundling the EOS M 080 system with Materialise Magics and Build Processor software. Users will be able to easily prepare data, generate support, communicate their files to the 3D printing systems, and overview of all their installed machinery. Users will also be able to handle large files, produce complex parts, streamline their production process and track their manufactured parts.
Materialise looks forward to the collaboration with Cooksongold to empower their precious metal system with Materialise software.
With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of sdditive manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications, by providing biomedical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by developing unique solutions for its customers' prototyping, production, and medical needs.
Based in Birmingham, United Kingdom, Cooksongold part of the Heimerle + Meule Group is one of Europe’s largest jewelry making suppliers and provides precious metal for investment and for jewelry projects. Customers can purchase gold, silver, palladium and platinum in forms such as bars, wire, sheet, grain and tube.
Since 2011 Cooksongold have been working in partnership with EOS to provide a precious metal additive manufacturing solution for the watch and jewelry industry. The partnership involves the development of powders and the M 080 machine which work in unison together to produce parts that are suitable for these industries supplying in 18k 3N yellow gold, 18k 5N red gold, 18k white gold, 925 Standard Silver and 950 Platinum.