3D Printing Solutions BMF announces software partnership with Materialise

Editor: MA Alexander Stark

Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), a pioneer in microscale 3D printing systems, announced a software partnership with Materialise, a global provider of 3D printing solutions.

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The software automatically creates support geometries for BMF's Microarch 3D printers.
The software automatically creates support geometries for BMF's Microarch 3D printers.
(Source: BMF)

Magics Print for BMF is a customised turnkey data preparation and print preparation solution from industry leader Materialise for BMF's Projection Micro Stereolithography (PμSL)-based micro-precision 3D printing systems. The software enhances the creation of support structures. More types and styles of support structures provide a better fit to the user's part geometries. This ensures a successful design and further increases accuracy. The time required for all the preliminary work is significantly reduced.

Thanks to Magics Print for BMF, the entire software-supported build preparation is carried out with one tool. The process begins with the import of STL files of components that can be moved, rotated and scaled as desired. These can be duplicated, arranged in groups, automatically placed and aligned. Now the support structure is generated with customisable profiles for point, line, block, cone and tree structures. Finally, the Magics Build Processor creates high-resolution build data for each layer.

The agreement between the tow companies is to combine the strengths of Materialis' 3D file processing software with BMF's PµSL 3D printing technology. Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF) is a new supplier of high-precision DLP systems entering the market in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In additive manufacturing with polymers and composites, the Microarch 3D printers produce high-precision components at 2 μm print resolution with +/- 10 µm scale accuracy. They therefore open up a fast and cost-effective alternative to high-resolution injection moulding as well as CNC machining.

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