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Automated Support Generation

Automating your support generation process is an important factor if you want to sharply increase your Additive Manufacturing productivity. With Materialise e-Stage, you can reduce data preparation time in a way you’ve never experienced before.

This fully automated support generation software eliminates human error, saves material and reduces finishing work. Whether you have one or 50 machines, a short evaluation period will justify your investment. Materialise e-Stage suits all resin-based printers, as well as metal machines with soft recoaters that 3D print titanium, aluminum and stainless steel parts.

For Metal For Resin

Why Choose Materialise e-Stage

Spend Your Time Wisely

One of the biggest advantages of automated support generation is that you will save time on data preparation and finishing time. This results in a shorter lead time and a happier customer!

Say Goodbye to Build Failures

It’s time to say goodbye to failures related to support structures! Materialise e-Stage eliminates human errors and increases the success rates of your builds.

Go for Supreme Quality

The reduced contact points and easy break-off points make post-processing easier and lead to a better surface quality for your part.

Maximize Your Customer Services

Since automatic support generation reduces the lead times, you’ll be able to deal with last-minute orders or invest more time in helping your customer. You’ll also be able to accept orders for more complex parts.

Features of Materialise e‑Stage

The Gusset Support Type

Decrease the build time and resin consumption of builds by using a gusset support structure.

40+ Machines

Our customers run the patented Materialise e-Stage on more than 40 different Stereolithography and DLP machines now, ranging from large to small.

A Wide Range of Materials

Currently, Materialise e-Stage support structures are built of 40 different types of materials that can be transparent, colored, or even ceramic-filled resins such as bluestone and nanotool.

For DLP Technology

Materialise e-Stage also allows you to automatically generate support structures for all your bottom-up resin-based machines.

Minimal Contact Points

With Materialise e-Stage, support structures are generated only where needed. The support structures will even avoid contact with the part as much as possible to limit finishing work.

Improved Drainage

Thanks to the porosity of our support structures, resin drainage is improved, leading to minimal material consumption.

Needle-Thin Contact Points

To ensure that you can easily break off support, Materialise e-Stage generates needle-thin contact points. Support removal has never been so easy.

Choose the Right Parameters

We offer you a wide choice of parameters to ensure that you can select the right support structures and produce optimal builds.

“I no longer wanted to sacrifice my best engineering people to the labor intensive task of support generation. e-Stage does it automatically now, and we can be sure the build will be successful. Now my engineers can use their time to work together with our customers. This brings more added value and is seen in the lead time reduction of our engineering projects and the improved customer satisfaction.”
Yvon Gallet, CEO, Initial

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