Materialise 3-matic
Lattice Module

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Why Choose the 3-matic Lattice Module

Materialise 3-matic allows you to create 3D printable internal and external structures that add extra strength, provide cushioning, increase porosity, or simply reduce the weight of your design. It is compatible with data preparation software Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor, which means that the limitations and issues related to computation of complex structures are completely bypassed.

Whether it is for research purposes or for end-use, Materialise 3-matic offers the tools you need to optimize your design, including Python scripting to automate your process and increase efficiency.




Choose from a Wide Variety of Creative Designs

  • Uniform structures

  • Voronoi structure

  • Randomized structures

  • Mesh-based structures

  • Quad-based structures

  • Conformal structures

For each structure, you have the option to create organic connections between the lattices in order to increase lattice performance and design flexibility.

Add or Design Unit Structures

  • Use unit structures from the internal library

  • Design your own structures in CAD and import them to Materialise 3-matic to grow your own library

Optimize Designs Based on Analysis

  • Analyze the strength of the design with FEA and reinforce the structure density where needed

  • Control the thickness of your model according to design requirements

  • Control the porosity and density of Voronoi lattice structures

Ensure Build Ability

  • Perform analysis to test if the design is 3D printable

  • Process complex designs via the slice-based technology of the Materialise Build Processor



“Using Materialise 3-matic software, I can design complex structures that are impossible to generate in conventional CAD software. In addition, I am able to apply textures to each STL while staying in control of the desired output.”
- Dries Vandecruys, Design Engineer at Materialise



How to Create Lattice Structures?

Lightweight Structures - Model


Lightweight Structures - Design Space
Design space


Lightweight Structures - Comfornal Structure
Comformal structure




Lightweight Structures - Gradient Thickness
Gradient thickness


Lightweight Structures - Prepare Build
Prepare build


Lightweight Structures - Slice Preview
Slice preview


Lightweight Structures - AM Machine
AM machine

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