Materialise updates Magics software

Materialise is planning to launch new software for metal additive manufacturing, but in the meantime the company has shared details of the updates to some of its other offerings which will be at Formnext.

Materialise’s Magics 22 allows the user to generate metal support structure faster, create denser laser sintering platforms.

There’s a new version of Magics, which allows the user to generate metal support structure faster, create denser laser sintering platforms, and fit more parts on Stereolithography, DLP and FDM platforms. Thomas Moens, Senior Product Director at Materialise added: “Smoothness in the data prep workflow has been mentioned by beta testers as one of the biggest benefits of this new version. Improvements include: part list, build time estimation, perforation and label tools, to name just a few. Time-saving enhancements in the Sinter Module resulted in a speed increase of 20% on 3D nesting and around half an hour per build on multiplatform nesting.”

Magics 22 also includes new design features such as the honeycomb structure, which reduces weight without sacrificing strength, and the shelling feature which reduces material consumption without changing functional design.

Materialise will also show proof of concept demonstrations of a module for Magics that integrates simulation tools into the file preparation process. This module provides the user with a thorough AM process understanding, improving efficiency and reducing the scrap rate generated during the AM process.

Materialise will also show off the latest version of its Inspector software, which helps define the best machine parameters, limits the number of iterations needed to print good parts and reduces the time and material spent. The new version will allow for online error detection, which means that the software analyzes build images in real time and the machine operator can immediately stop the build if there are any problems.

Materialise has also updated its Control Platform to v2.1, which has been optimized for multi-optics machines. This bridges the gap between the machines and the 3D print software and can help new equipment manufacturers get to market faster. In addition, Materialise has also started offering a consultancy service to help OEMs with things like calibration and Lua scripting.





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