Materialise to Offer Cloud-Based, 3D-Printing Solution for Microsoft 3D Printing Platform
Leuven, Belgium – May 26, 2016. Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), is proud to announce a collaboration with Microsoft Corp. that allows Microsoft to tap into Materialise’s 3D printing software and services backbone. Users of Microsoft 3D printing platform applications such as 3D Builder will be able to print their models directly through the cloud-based i.materialise platform. This online consumer 3D printing platform is powered by the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, and offers high-quality prints in 19 different materials and over 100 possible color and finish combinations.
“Our 3D printing technology is the connective backbone for so many valuable applications, and together with our i.materialise consumer platform, we aim to give more consumers, home professionals and small businesses access to our wide range of in-house 3D printing technology, optimized by our innovative software.” stated Materialise CTO, Bart Van der Schueren. “Today, we are excited to be collaborating with Microsoft to expand the reach of the benefits of professional, high-quality 3D Printing to an even greater audience.”
Adrian Lannin, Group Program Manager of Microsoft said, “At Microsoft, we are developing the Windows 3D Printing Platform to improve the ease with which people can download designs or create something new and original. By working with Materialise, we aim to further improve the 3D printing experience of our community by giving users easy, direct access to the multitude of high-quality materials and finishes available through i.materialise.”
As a preferred supplier of Microsoft, Materialise looks forward to realizing the designs of the Windows community and to working with the Microsoft team to further improve how people experience 3D printing.
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 technology. 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.
The industry-leading Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite constitutes a reliable software backbone for a wide range of industries, small and large. This all-comprehensive, open software platform enable their customers to leverage both their product design and production process, and scale a 3D printing business with efficiency and reliability.
For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.
i.materialise offers anyone with an eye for design and a head full of ideas the chance to turn dreams into affordable high-quality 3D reality. Be it directly via i.materialise’s on-line printing platform, or indirectly as 3Dprint fulfillment partner for a range of applications, their platform offers a clear and user-friendly interface, in addition to advanced tools for print optimization. Through extensive material research the service caters to creative minds and entrepreneurs worldwide with the largest combination of materials and finishes in the market (including metals and ceramics). For additional information, please visit: i.materialise.com.
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