Structo & Materialise Announce PrintWorks Pro, a Collaboration to Simplify 3D Print File Preparation for Digital Dentistry
Leuven, Belgium – September 20, 2017. Materialise (NASDAQ: MTLS), leading provider of 3D printing software and services, and Structo, a Singapore-based dental 3D printing solutions provider, announced the launch of Structo PrintWorks Pro. The software is a customized version of Materialise Magics Print and is aimed at simplifying 3D print file preparation for dental professionals using Structo’s Mask Stereolithography (MSLA) dental 3D printers.
Structo’s proprietary Mask Stereolithography (MSLA) 3D printers are tailored for dental applications and have been widely accepted by the dental industry with an install base in four continents worldwide. The strategic collaboration with Materialise aims to develop custom software solutions that streamline the entire 3D printing process to facilitate the widespread adoption of digital dentistry. This long-term collaboration has already seen the launch of the Structo Build Processor in 2015 and Structo’s PrintWorks software last year.
With the new PrintWorks Pro software, which includes features of Materialise Magics and the Materialise Build Processor, users will experience an improved and streamlined process in 3D print file preparation in their 3D printing workflow. They can print models designed with less data preparation efforts and lower build failure risk. The available features of Materialise Magics enable semi-automatic support generation, reducing support removal time by up to 82% compared to conventional software. It also provides the user with access to a wide range of repair, editing and build check tools. The Build Processor allows for unmatched slicing speed and accuracy, material-specific print profiles, unique slice-based processing algorithms that can handle the most complex files, and flexible export formats. Thanks to its improved performance, users can print more detailed and accurate parts.
“We are proud to contribute towards the advancement of digital dentistry together with our partner, Structo. By streamlining the 3D printing workflow for dental professionals with a customized version of Materialise Magics Print, the learning curve for the adoption of the technology is reduced, making digital dentistry more accessible to a wider audience. PrintWorks Pro is user-friendly, intuitive and fast, and users will experience an overall improved performance. That’s why Materialise is positioned as providing the backbone to the 3D printing industry; it’s all about empowering our partners to create better 3D printing applications and improve overall accessibility to the technology,” states Stefaan Motte, Vice President Materialise Software.
“Our applications-based approach to product development shows that we put our customers at the forefront of our priority. We always strive to provide an integrated workflow to simplify the adoption of digital dentistry in the industry. By further strengthening our partnership with Materialise with the launch of PrintWorks Pro, we are confident that we can provide a seamless customer experience from file preparation to printing on our systems," explains Huub van Esbroeck, Founder at Structo.
Through this collaboration, Structo will also join the “Powered by Materialise” program. This program unites leaders of the 3D printing industry into Materialise’s extensive eco-system of partners, and allows them to exchange their knowledge, share ideas and bring the 3D printing experience of the AM community to the next level.
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 3D printing technologies. 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
Structo is a Singapore-based dental 3D printing solutions provider. We design, develop and build 3D printers tailored for dental applications using our unique proprietary MSLA technology. With MSLA, Structo’s 3D printers are able to achieve speeds much higher than conventional SLA printers and are revolutionizing the field of digital dentistry with higher throughput and lower costs, all without compromising on print quality. Developed alongside our dental 3D printers, Structo also formulates our own photopolymer materials tailored specifically for each unique use case scenarios in dental applications. For more information please visit: www.structo3d.com