Materialise and Simufact, a provider of Metal AM process simulation software, recently signed an OEM license agreement.
Through this collaboration, the users of the provider of AM software and services could better control the pre-build process by applying Simufact simulation within their familiar data preparation environment. Furthermore, the support structures in the Simufact Additive software will be represented with Materialise Magics features.
The Belgian company is very active in the metal 3D printing market, thus always look for expert knowledge to improve this part of its activities. As far as conducting simulations are concerned, notice is to be made that “quality control is currently one of the most important challenges to meet the demanding requirements of customers.”
That’s why, according to Stefaan Motte, Vice President of Software at Materialise, [the combination of Materialise Magics software with proven simulation technology from Simufact will offer competitive simulation-driven solutions to the AM market.]
“Support structure generation is a standard process in the AM build preparation workflow, and Magics software is a market-leading tool for this purpose. When it comes to optimizing the build process based on simulation results, the support structure plays a significant role in achieving first-time-right print results. Our customers will benefit from Materialise’s leading representation of support structures integrated in Simufact Additive, further strengthening our simulation process chain,” says Dr. Hendrik Schafstall, CTO at Simufact engineering.
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