Dutch metal additive manufacturing equipment provider Additive Industries announced in a Nov. 2 press release that it has formed a development partnership with Belgium-based 3D printing service provider Materialise NV with the goal of developing a build processor that can be used for industrial applications.
Entering such a partnership has become a common practice for Materialise who has been forming business relationships with a number of machine manufacturers with the goal of improving the capability between a variety of 3D printers compatible and a large grouping of 3D software.
Later this month, Additive will launch an integrated metal 3D printing system that will be suitable for high-end industrial markets. The system, MetalFAB1, will feature automated build plate handling and in-line heat treatment. Additive claims that the technologies put into MetalFab1 will allow the company to “redefine the metal 3D printing industry.” Additive believes developing a personalized form of the Additive Industries Build Process will help it to achieve its goals relating to MetalFab1.
“The Additive Industries Build Processor will simplify the 3D printing process for everyone with a MetalFAB1 machine,” Additive claims. The company added that the software will aid the transfer of data to the machine and will also give users a simple to understand view of printing jobs. The processor’s art slicing algorithm will also make it easier for users to work with large design file.”
More information on the Materialise Build Processor can be found at
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