Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor will offer Xaar customers looking to develop their own inkjet enabled 3D printing equipment a ‘one-stop shop’.
Industrial inkjet print head developer, Xaar has today announced that market-leading 3D print software from Materialise will be included as a bundle option with its additive manufacturing development kit.
Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor will offer Xaar customers looking to develop their own inkjet enabled 3D printing equipment a ‘one-stop shop’. Now, Xaar’s development kit will include all the components necessary to build a prototype, and also offer the software solution to streamline the process.
With this partnership, Xaar and Materialise boast over 40 years’ experience in the 3D technology sector. Xaar will leverage Materialise’s expertise in the field of 3D software to not only accelerate its inkjet print head development, but also that of its customer base through their independent projects.
“We are delighted to be collaborating with 3D printing software leader, Materialise, to deliver to our customers a fantastic and comprehensive development kit,” said Neil Hopkinson, Director of 3D Printing at Xaar. “Combining Xaar’s printing systems and Materialise’s software solutions gives our customers easy to best-in-class complementary technologies and will undoubtedly allow for much easier and faster 3D printer development programmes.”
Industry-proven, Materialise Magics is a data preparation software for additive manufacturing. It gives users the freedom to make their 3D models printable by state-of-the-art mesh repair, as well as advanced mesh editing, and advanced mesh enhancement functions, among other benefits.
Materialise Xaar collaboration
"Combining Xaar’s printing systems and Materialise’s software solutions gives our customers easy to best-in-class complementary technologies." - Neil Hopkinson, Xaar.
The Materialise Standard Image Build Processor bridges the gap between 3D software and inkjet 3D printing machines. Seamlessly interfacing with Materialise Magics, it can transform prepared 3D models to an inkjet machine specific data format. The transformation process is described in build strategy profiles and can be adopted to any inkjet 3D printing technology by a user-friendly profile editor. With the Build Processor, users can output multi-channel and multi-pass formats and build up complex print strategies. The advanced pixel fill methods, such as gradient fills and tilling, 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.
“We believe that partnerships are important to empower the 3D printing ecosystem with the best solutions,” said Karel Brans, Director Business Line OEM at Materialise. “The bundling of Xaar’s print head expertise and Materialise’s neutral software backbone will enable Xaar’s print head expertise and Materialise’s neutral software backbone will enable Xaar’s customers to get the most out of their inkjet machines.”