Materialise enhances 3D printing options

Global 3D printing software and services provider Materialise is bolstering the Additive Manufacturing (AM) offering at the Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC).

Materialise is providing its world leading Magics 3D Print Suite software to the MTC, home of the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing in Coventry, after becoming one of the MTC’s newest members.

The Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite is driving forward new solutions across a range of industries such as automotive, aerospace and manufacturing, which complements a number of the markets the MTC work in.

Materialise has brought together the largest group of software developers in the industry and one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. The MTC, part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, which is supported by Innovate UK, has been developing new technologies and providing manufacturing systems solutions, since opening in 2011.

The MTC will have access to the control platform and inspector software – tools that allow the user to analyse data coming from all stages of the production process in order to improve and guarantee part quality. Users can experiment with print styles and other research parameters, as well as predict and detect errors with less effort. For validation of AM production set-up that can efficiently handle high volumes of data and ensure traceability, Materialise Streamics, provides a central AM automation and control system.