PostProcess partners with Materialise on CO-AM platform and depowdering technology

November 16, 2022

PostProcess has integrated its CONNECT3D software with Materialise’s CO-AM open software platform (Courtesy PostProcess Technologies)

PostProcess Technologies has partnered with Materialise to integrate its CONNECT3D software with Materialise’s CO-AM open software platform. Users can now manage, organise and coordinate all PostProcess solutions from a unified system to fulfil project requirements. This is intended to ultimately help reduce production errors, minimise downtime and improve efficiency with end-to-end visibility and control over the production process.

In addition to this software integration milestone, Materialise recently chose PostProcess’ patent-pending Variable Acoustic Displacement (VAD) technology for automated powder removal. VAD leverages software intelligence to optimise mechanical energy and closed-loop thermal and displacement techniques for unmatched bulk de-powdering results. The powder removal and recovery achieved with VAD enables full process chain automation, providing customers like Materialise with enhanced sustainability & employee safety, repeatability & productivity, and lower overall operating costs.

Materialise selected the comprehensive VAD solution to automate the gross de-powdering of its additively manufactured production parts. VAD is expected to enable a scalable and more sustainable manufacturing workflow, connecting the AM digital thread by making use of the CONNECT3D platform and providing seamless integration with the Materialise production environment.

“We are excited to partner with Materialise to provide AM users everywhere with the automation they have been seeking for a long time,” stated Jeff Mize, CEO at PostProcess. “Materialise shares our vision for a more connected and sustainable Additive Manufacturing future, which is further evidenced by our collaboration on CO-AM and our VAD technology.”

Bart van der Schueren, CTO and EVP, Materialise, added, “At Materialise, we value meaningful innovation, and we remain steadfast in our mission to innovate product development and manufacturing in ways that result in a better, safer and healthier world. Our collaborations with PostProcess to integrate our platforms and achieve an automated, sustainable post-processing solution in VAD directly support this mission.”

In the latest issue of Metal AM magazine

Download PDF

Extensive AM industry news coverage, as well as the following exclusive deep-dive articles:

  • Revolution, not evolution: General Motors on building an AM culture and the AM Dream Machine
  • The power of Additive Manufacturing in the hands of artists: Public works to small batch production
  • Growing momentum and broadening recognition: A status update on the rise of Electron Beam PBF
  • Improving carbon capture efficiency through Additive Manufacturing in the race for a liveable climate
  • The System of AM Systems: How Metal Powder Works’ in-process powder production could change metal AM
  • The next generation: Using metal AM to drive emissions reduction and educate the engineers of the future
  • Advances in the AM of refractory metals and hard materials at the 20th Plansee Seminar
  • Additive Manufacturing needs you: Why you and your company should get involved in standards development

The world of metal AM to your inbox

Don't miss any new issue of Metal AM magazine, and get the latest industry news. Sign up to our twice weekly newsletter.

Sign up

News from the industry…

    News from the industry…

    Discover our magazine archive…

    The free to access Metal Additive Manufacturing magazine archive offers unparalleled insight into the world of metal Additive Manufacturing from a commercial and technological perspective through:

    • Reports on visits to leading metal AM part manufacturers and industry suppliers
    • Articles on technology and application trends
    • Information on materials developments
    • Reviews of key technical presentations from the international conference circuit
    • International industry news

    All past issues are available to download as free PDFs or view in your browser.

    Browse the archive

    Looking for AM machines, metal powders or part manufacturing services?

    Discover suppliers of these and more in our comprehensive advertisers’ index and buyer’s guide, available in the back of Metal AM magazine.

    • AM machines
    • Process monitoring & calibration
    • Heat treatment & sintering
    • HIP systems & services
    • Pre- & post-processing technology
    • Powders, powder production and analysis
    • Part manufacturers
    • Consulting, training & market data
    Download PDF
    Share via
    Copy link
    Powered by Social Snap