Materialise NV, has recently made collaboration with Microsoft Corp. that allows Microsoft to tap into Materialise’s 3D printing software and services backbone. Users of Microsoft 3D printing platform applications such as 3D Builder will be able to print their models directly through the cloud-based i.materialise platform. This online consumer 3D printing platform is powered by the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, and offers high-quality prints in 19 different materials and over 100 possible color and finish combinations.
“Our 3D printing technology is the connective backbone for so many valuable applications, and together with our i.materialise consumer platform, we aim to give more consumers, home professionals and small businesses access to our wide range of in-house 3D printing technology, optimized by our innovative software.” stated Materialise CTO, Bart Van der Schueren. “Today, we are excited to be collaborating with Microsoft to expand the reach of the benefits of professional, high-quality 3D Printing to an even greater audience.”
Adrian Lannin, Group Program Manager of Microsoft said, “At Microsoft, we are developing the Windows 3D Printing Platform to improve the ease with which people can download designs or create something new and original. By working with Materialise, we aim to further improve the 3D printing experience of our community by giving users easy, direct access to the multitude of high-quality materials and finishes available through i.materialise.”