Materialise announces e-Stage for Metal+ software to streamline Additive Manufacturing builds

March 6, 2024

March 6, 2024

Materialise has announced the e-Stage for Metal+ software and will introduce the solution during the AMUG show (Courtesy Materialise)
Materialise has announced the e-Stage for Metal+ software and will introduce the solution during the AMUG show (Courtesy Materialise)

Materialise NV, headquartered in Leuven, Belgium, has announced the e-Stage for Metal+ module for its Magics software. The company will showcase the solution during the Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) show in Chicago, Illinois, USA, taking place from March 10-14, 2024.

According to an independent survey commissioned by Materialise, two main factors holding companies back from adopting Additive Manufacturing are a lack of knowledge and the cost associated with the production process. e-Stage for Metal+ is intended to make metal Additive Manufacturing more economically viable by overcoming these challenges. The software optimises data and build preparation for Laser Beam Powder Bed Fusion (PBF-LB) machines using physics-based modelling to automate the support structure generation.

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“By automating support structure generation with Materialise’s software, you can streamline your 3D printing process,” shared Mirco Schöpf, Product Line Manager Software at EOS. “It simplifies support removal, reduces support volume up to 80%, eases powder extraction, and decreases build plate machining after an effortless part removal. We look forward to exploring e-Stage for Metal+ and discovering additional benefits.”

e-Stage for Metal+ is a module for Magics, Materialise’s leading data and build preparation software and core element of its 3D Print Suite. Magics is a technology-neutral software offering compatibility with nearly all import file formats and connectivity to all major Additive Manufacturing technologies. It provides users with advanced control and automation for their workflows.

“We are continuously enhancing our software solutions to support AM users in their daily business,” stated Lieve Boeykens, Solution Strategist at Materialise. “Automation can support AM users in bridging knowledge gaps to adopt the technology faster, accelerating return-on-investment, and helping them lower the overall production cost. Materialise’s e-Stage for Metal+ helps companies achieve economic viability.”

Materialise will be present at booth number 8 in Salon D at AMUG.

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