Materialise’s Renishaw Build Processor brings industry leading Magics software functions to the AM250 additive manufacturing system
Renishaw and Materialise are proud to announce the launch of the Renishaw Build Processor. Renishaw has collaborated with Materialise, a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D printing solutions for medical and industrial markets. Renishaw’s extensive process knowledge is combined with Magics’ powerful .stl editor and build preparation software to enhance the capabilities of the AM250 additive manufacturing system.
The Build Processor allows users of the Renishaw AM250 system, working in a range of diverse industries to input a Standard Tesselation Language (.stl) file from any CAD package or to import native CAD formats directly into the Magics software. They can then edit, manipulate and heal models before orientating and adding build supports. Furthermore, the Renishaw Build Processor allows material files to be freely designed and edited before an output is created, which can be read directly by the AM250 system.
The new Renishaw Build Processor offers users a flexible platform. “With this highly flexible platform, the user is able to control up to 170 parameters, fully utilizing Renishaw’s open source parameter ethos. However, it maintains a user-friendly interface, using predetermined parameters so that the build can be prepared in a few simple steps,” says David Ewing, Product Marketing Engineer at Renishaw.
The large suite of functions also gives users greater control of the build, with more support structure generators and powerful build file generation algorithms. With experience, the additional parameters will give the user unprecedented control, which ultimately improves part quality.