A modular solution
Materialise Robot is a user-configurable software program that enables you to automate a great part of your quoting and data preparation process. This leads to more efficient data processing for your AM process.
In Robot, you can access existing workflows and configure them to your needs, follow up the status of running jobs or check the history. Materialise Robot can also handle your data logistics. Depending on the outcome of a specific task, the file will be positioned in the corresponding pre-defined directory. Materialise Robot is integrated with Materialise Magics and Materialise Streamics.
Depending on your application, a specific subset of all the tasks Robot can perform will be most relevant to you as Robot is a modular solution. This overview displays the main functionalities available with Materialise Robot today.
- Quoting Module
- Data Repair Module
- Quality Check Modules
- Data Optimizing Module
- 3D Nester Module
- Importers Module
Data Repair Module
Let Materialise Robot take model repair out of your hands. Configure the level of model repair processed by Materialise Robot and choose from conservative fixing within set tolerances to more aggressive fixing (including hole-filling) or ShrinkWrap fixing.
Quality Check Module
The quality check module is focused on printability checks. Detect errors in the model that prevent it from being ‘watertight’ and identify areas of increased risk, such as thin walls, small details or walls that are too thick. All of these can result in slicing failures or artifacts introduced during the slicing process.
Configure the thresholds for the analysis based on your printing technology and printer specifications and validate the outcome from the analysis visually through color markings on the model.
Data Optimizing Module
In most situations, similar procedures are applied on every model before preparing the print job. Now, you can delegate some of these (heavy) operations to Materialise Robot.These operations can be triangle reduction, hollowing of models or rescaling, all according to defined parameters.
3D Nester Module
Manually nesting parts takes a lot of time. With the 3D Nester Module, you can let Robot nest parts quickly and automatically on multiple platforms. You can choose the build height and density. Don’t worry about interlocking or colliding parts, Materialise Robot will prevent this from happening.
From a CAD perspective, exporting a model as an STL file is easily done. However, from the perspective of someone operating a 3D printing activity, who typically has to deal with a great variety of data formats, the export to STL can be a hassle. Materialise Robot fully automates the conversion from CAD to STL, almost regardless of the data source, including options to split components from the same CAD file into separate parts.
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