Materialise Software Helps Power HP’s New Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution
May 17, 2016
Orlando, Florida – May 17, 2016. Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS), the leading provider of additive manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, is proud to announce that HP Inc. selected its industry-leading 3D printing software as a certified solution in HP’s Open Software Platform to power the new HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution. The new solution, now available for order, is compatible with Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite and allows for seamless integration of the new printer in the existing workflows of the Magics suite.
Materialise is collaborating with machine manufacturers to bridge the gap between 3D software and a wide range of 3D printers. The latest collaboration includes HP, which announced its new 3D printer today at RAPID, the annual 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing event. Materialise designs Build Processor software that is certified by HP, which enables a seamless integration between software and printer. Materialise’s user-friendly Build Processor simplifies the 3D printing workflow, creating an improved user experience that helps customers get the most out of their HP 3D printer.
“This collaboration with HP combines more than 100 years of software and printing expertise. Our mutual knowledge will benefit businesses producing functional prototypes to final production parts,” stated Fried Vancraen, Materialise CEO. “Developing a Build Processor that connects HP technology to our software backbone for 3D Printing felt like a natural step. We want users of the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite to have access to premium technologies.”
“3D printing will bring tremendous benefit to manufacturing, helping to make it faster and less expensive,” said Stephen Nigro, president of HP’s 3D printing business. “Matching the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution with Materialise software provides our customers the best-in-class solution for industrial 3D printing.”
The synergy between the two companies resulted in an integration between Materialise software and the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution. Based on the input from the HP engineers and our hands-on experience with the HP Jet Fusion prototype, Materialise developed the Build Processor which, when combined with Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, offers a great user experience for file fixing and pre-print processing. Through the Build Processor systems, the AM data preparation process has expanded to allow slice-based technology, enabling improved handling of large files, such as those containing metadata on texturing or structures. Combining the HP record speed 3D printer with the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite has the potential to make the widespread use of 3D printers in scaled up manufacturing environments a reality in the near future.
Software Demo at Rapid for Media
At Rapid, Materialise will be showing the HP Build Processor and Magics 3D Print Suite at booth #511. Demos are available upon request during the Rapid tradeshow for approved media. Any requests are recommended to be made in advance by contacting Virginia Goble at email@example.com or by phone at 248-921-5500.
More information on Materialise Build Processors can be found here: http://software.materialise.com/hp-build-processor
Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.
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