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Materialise Launches New Additive Manufacturing Automation & Control System

With the largest Additive Manufacturing (AM) machine capacity in one location in the world and being the trusted software partner of hundreds of companies within the AM industry, Materialise is in a very unique position to fully understand the challenges that are currently facing the industry and is working hard to eliminate the bottlenecks through advanced software systems. With its new AM Automation and Control System (name to be announced at the Materialise World Conference April 18-20 in Leuven, Belgium), AM professionals have control of each step in the work flow from the original order to the moment the piece is delivered to the customer.

The system offers solutions whether your role is managing orders, quoting, preparing files, operating the machines, finishing parts, supervising the teams or a combination of these. The robust database centralizes data, including linked CAD files, and provides you with a simple overview of ‘won’ and ‘lost’ quotes, real-time status of ongoing orders, etc. The full integration with Magics brings huge advantages of producing the correct parts and the number of parts correctly. In addition, repetitive tasks can be handles ‘in the background’ without no users interaction required, allowing you to focus on the files that require insensitive manual interventions.

The AM automation control system also features a build planning component. No matter how you receive files (emails, FTP, discs, etc.), they can easily be integrated into the planning system where you can view the machine availability and begin to set-up builds for the parts that require the same technology, materials and timing. Reporting capabilities which can be completely customized to your information needs. (Source: Materialise USA)