Materialise e-Stage for Metal
Materialise e-Stage for Metal is software that automates the support generation process for metal parts. This automation allows you to reduce costs, especially those related to man hours. The powerful algorithm reduces data preparation time for metal builds by up to 90% and finishing time by up to 50%.
You can tweak the algorithm in the extensive parameter list to optimize it for your machine, material and part geometry, ensuring that all of your builds are created successfully. The support structure design allows you to remove nearly 100% of the powder from the support structure.
Save time on
There’s no need to spend large parts of your time on editing metal supports. With this fully automated software for Metal 3D Printing, you`ll have:
of the time spent
on support design
“The support structures generated by Materialise e-Stage led to the same high quality standards as the previous process. The difference is the huge increase in speed for support generation and removal,”
– Clément Barret, AM manager of volum-e
Reduce the risk of build crashes
Since the support generated by e-Stage is created automatically, human errors are excluded.
Every surface that should be supported will be supported. The software also takes into account the force of the recoater (‘horizontal top load’ parameter) in order to prevent crashes caused by the recoater. In addition, it will reinforce the support connections of tall, thin parts to ensure a proper stabilization and prevent deformations while building. You can change the size of these connections in the parameter sets (‘horizontal connection height’ parameter).
Improve operator working conditions
e-Stage’s open structure results in less trapped powder in the supports, and consequently less powder in the working area, decreasing risks related to the health and security (HSE) of the operators.