Materialise NV, a provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, has entered into a development partnership with Additive Industries, a Dutch company specializing in metal additive manufacturing equipment for industrial applications.
Materialise is building partnerships with machine manufacturers to bridge the gap between 3D software and a range of 3D printers. Additive Industries is a new player in the additive manufacturing market will offer a modular 3D metal printing system to industrial markets.
This month, Additive Industries’ team is launching its own integrated metal additive manufacturing system, the MetalFAB1. Equipped with automated build plate handling and in-line heat treatment, MetalFAB1 will premiere at FormNext, an international exhibition and conference on additive technologies and tool making. FormNext will take place between November 17-20 in Frankfurt am Main (D).
The partnership with Materialise is to develop a customized version of Build Processor software. The Additive Industries Build Processor is intended to simplify the 3D printing process for everyone with a MetalFAB1 machine. The software will facilitate the communication of data to the machine and will provide users with an overview of their print jobs. Its slicing algorithm can help users handle large design files.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
For more information, visit Additive Industries, Materialise andFormNext.