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Materialise and Renishaw announce partnership to increase efficiency of metal 3D printing

By Materialise   

Additive Manufacturing

Renishaw’s innovative scanning algorithms combined with Materialise’s accelerated build processors shorten production time

Credit: Renishaw.

Materialise, a global leader in 3D printing software and services, and Renishaw, a global engineering technologies company, have announced a partnership to increase efficiency and productivity for manufacturers using Renishaw’s additive manufacturing (AM) systems. Through the partnership, Renishaw system users will benefit from Materialise’s next-generation build processor software tailored to the RenAM 500 series of metal AM systems. They will also have access to Magics, Materialise’s leading data and build preparation software. This will enable users of Renishaw’s AM systems to build a seamless workflow from design to 3D-printed part, control and customize their 3D printing process, reduce production time, and increase the efficiency of their AM operations.

Manufacturing companies are increasingly adopting additive manufacturing to produce metal parts on an industrial scale. A significant technology for industrial 3D printing is laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), which offers users the ability to adapt print parameters for increased productivity. However, LPBF can be challenging for inexperienced users, so additional training may be required to get the most from the technology. Software allows manufacturers to unlock the full potential of the technology by optimizing the 3D printing process and streamlining the workflow.


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