Renishaw Build processor simplifies 3D printing process, gives users greater control

Editor: Barbara Schulz

UK – Renishaw and Materialise have launched what they call “the de facto standard for simplifying the 3D printing process”, the Renishaw Build Processor.

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The Build Processor allows users of the Renishaw AM250 systemto input a Standard Tesselation Language (.stl) file from any CAD package.
The Build Processor allows users of the Renishaw AM250 systemto input a Standard Tesselation Language (.stl) file from any CAD package.
(Source: Renishaw)

According to Renishaw, the company combined its extensive process knowledge with Materialise's Magics software’s .stl editor and build preparation software to enhance the capabilities of the AM250 additive manufacturing system. The Build Processor is said to allow users to input an .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, Renishaw says.

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The company adds that its Build Processor offers users a flexible platform. “With this highly flexible platform, the user is able to control up to 170 parameters, fully utilising 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 is also said to give users greater control of the build.

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