Xaar includes Materialise software for 3D development kit

Xaar has struck a deal with Materialise to include the Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor 3D printing software as a bundle option with Xaar’s additive manufacturing development kit.

Xaar is bundling the Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor 3D printing software with its additive manufacturing development kit.

It’s a smart move from Xaar, which has been ramping up its efforts in recent years to sell its printheads to companies developing 3D printing machines. Materialise has some 25 years experience in developing 3D printing software and is a major supplier to the additive manufacturing sector.

Magics is a comprehensive range of software that includes data preparation and advanced mesh editing. The Materialise Standard Image Build Processor transforms 3D models prepared in the Magics software into inkjet machine specific data format. It uses build strategy profiles that can be tuned for any inkjet 3D Printing technology. It has advanced pixel fill methods such as gradient fills and tiling allow the user to fill print areas with whatever pattern they want, resulting in build strategies that bring the best out of the inkjet 3D printer.

Neil Hopkinson, Director of 3D Printing at Xaar “Combining Xaar’s printing systems and Materialise’s software solutions gives our customers easy access to best-in-class complementary technologies and will undoubtedly allow for much easier and faster 3D printer development programmes.”


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