Materialise NV, a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, collaborates with the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan. ITRI has been engaged in the research and development of metal AM technologies that will undoubtedly become part of the Factory of the Future incorporating the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite.
With more than 25 years of experience in developing software for 3D printing and an ever-growing network of partners from the most demanding industries, ITRI chose Materialise as the most suitable partner in pursuit of the Factory of the Future.
Materialise Streamics software is the focused management system and it has a significant impact on the ease of process stabilization and scalability of the AM process. It decreases human labor and error through different software automations such as automatic part labelling.
To increase process control and to make optimal use of ITRI’s scanning technologies, a direct communication between the Materialise Streamics production management system and ITRI’s metal 3D printing machine is established through the Materialise Build Processor. This is a central printing management system that provides a simplified workflow for the user; with the possibility to create and assign machine-specific build styles to the parts and platform.