Materialise Wraps Its Magics 3D Printing Software into Single Suite

Materialise includes all of its Magics software into a single package as an all-in-one 3D printing solution.

With one of the largest 3D printing events in North America rapidly approaching, every company with an interest in industrial 3D printing is prepping new releases for RAPID 2016. 3D printing service provider and software developer Materialise is no exception. Launching at the event is the Belgian company’s new Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, a bundle that includes every piece of Materialise’s popular Magics software, as illustrated in the video below.

Materialise boasts the fact that they are manufacturer neutral, meaning that its software is not dependent upon any particular 3D printer brand, technology or material. The software included in the suite, then, is able to import and work with just about every file one might use for 3D printing. The same flexibility holds true for materials, with the software able to handle plastics and metals for a wide variety of printing processes. The Magics 3D Print Suite contains all of the following programs for use at various levels of an organization:

  • 3-matic: A design optimization software that cleans up or improves designs for 3D printing.
  • Magics: Meant for repairing and prepping files for 3D printing.
  • Magics Reporting: A quotation, measurement and general reporting tool.
  • MiniMagics: A simple STL file viewer.
  • e-Stage: Designed to automatically generate supports for stereolithography prints.
  • Build Processor: A print management software for interfacing with the 3D printer.
  • Control Platform: This is actually a modular, software-driven piece of hardware meant to provide custom control over a laser-based 3D printer.
  • Streamics: A production management tool.
  • Robot: A 3D printing workflow automation program.
  • Cloud: Meant for implementing cloud-based control and solutions for 3D printing.

As a number of established 3D printer companies, such as EOS, Concept Laser, Renishaw, Trumpf, Arburg and more, often work directly with Materialise to integrate their solutions into their businesses, it is safe to assume that many of the programs in the suite are widely used throughout the industry. Materialise is also a part of the 3MF Consortium, alongside companies such as GE, Dassault Systèmes, Siemens, Microsoft, HP, Autodesk and others, to establish a universal 3D printing file format, lending credence to the idea that Materialise is suited to introducing their programs to those not predominantly focused on 3D printing.

Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite bundles all of Materialise’s 3D printing software into one package. (Image courtesy of Materialise.)

Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite bundles all of Materialise’s 3D printing software into one package. (Image courtesy of Materialise.)

It’s no surprise then that the company is seeking to package its software in such a way that will appeal to businesses wishing to implement an all-in-one 3D printing solution across all levels of their organization. With new firms uninitiated in 3D printing shopping the floor of RAPID, they may just look at the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite as the robust software solution they’re looking for.