The latest in a growing line of tailored 3D printing build processors from Materialise sees a collaboration between Renishaw’s extensive process knowledge combined with Materialise’s powerful Magics .stl editor and build preparation software.
The Build Processor allows users of the Renishaw AM250 system to input an .stl file from any CAD package or to import native CAD formats directly into the Magics software. They can then edit, manipulate and heal models before orientating and adding build supports.
Furthermore, the Renishaw Build Processor offers users a flexible platform to allow material files to be freely designed and edited before an output is created. This can then be which can be read directly by the AM250 system.
“With this highly flexible platform, the user is able to control up to 170 parameters, fully utilizing Renishaw’s open source parameter ethos. However, it maintains a user-friendly interface, using predetermined parameters so that the build can be prepared in a few simple steps,” says David Ewing, Product Marketing Engineer at Renishaw.
The large suite of functions also gives users unprecedented control of the build, with more support structure generators and powerful build file generation algorithms to improve print outcomes.
Over the last few years Materialise has developed similar build processors for various leading additive manufacturing providers including Concept Laser, EOS and SLM Solutions to help streamline the 3D printing process.
The company recently turned its attention to the desktop market with software solutions for the FELIXrobotics 3D printer and the introduction of the Leapfrog Builder, a powerful slicer software bundled with the Leapfrog desktop 3D printer.
Renishaw Build Processor.