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Materialize expands its CO-AM platform with 7 new technology partners and Magics Integration

Materialize, a global leader in 3D printing software and service solutions, announced that seven additional technology partners have joined the CO-AM platform. These solutions support design and pre-print automation, traceability, printing, and post-processing of 3D printed parts. Materialize Magics has been integrated into CO-AM and offers new workflow automation functionality.

Meeting the need for an open ecosystem
“With these new partnerships, the CO-AM community continues to grow, creating the first end-to-end software platform that offers an open ecosystem for the additive manufacturing (AM) industry,” said Bart van der Schueren. , CTO of Materialize. “Collaboration is key to realizing the potential of additive manufacturing and to giving our customers seamless access to a full range of software tools to plan, manage and optimize every step of their 3D printing process.”

Since the launch of the CO-AM platform in May 2022, more than ten companies have joined as technology partners. New partners include:

  • Trinckle adds design automation for jigs and fixtures
  • Twikit offers a mass customization solution including design automation and automated order creation
  • Additive marking enables digital traceability through automated labeling and authentication technology
  • Printer connectivity with SLM Solutions 3D printers to monitor and document machine data
  • Solutions from AMT, DyeMansion and PostProcess to automate and track post-processing steps

The Materialize CO-AM platform provides a space for innovation and co-development for the AM industry and manufacturing companies. It features an open software architecture that gives manufacturing companies direct access to multiple hardware technologies and their favorite tools from Materialize and other software developers. This will enable the CO-AM community to co-develop end-to-end manufacturing solutions that create competitive advantages for individual companies and empower entire industries.

Customers from major manufacturing industries including aerospace, automotive, consumer, medical and energy will have access to the latest AM innovations through the platform and be able to seamlessly integrate and connect them.

Connect and automate all parts of the AM factory
“End-to-end connectivity in CO-AM provides significant benefits for our partners and customers,” said Vishal Singh, CO-AM Senior Director. “For our partners, connecting their applications to the CO-AM platform offers them opportunities to reach new customers more effectively. Our customers benefit from a unified user experience across Materialize and partner solutions.

Manufacturing companies are turning to AM to mass-produce identical or customized products. However, they are looking for ways to achieve repeatable quality standards and minimize the number of manual interventions.

With the addition of the seven new partners, Materialize delivers on its promise to connect and automate every step of the AM process. The new solutions automate design, labeling, machine monitoring and post-processing. The CO-AM platform gives users the flexibility to create a process tailored to their business. A growing number of tools to support every step of the AM workflow lets them choose their preferred solution.

CO-AM Integration and Workflow Automation with Magics 26
Materialize has also extended the integration of Magics 26, its flagship data preparation and build software, into CO-AM. The integration improves traceability, allowing users to monitor and improve AM processes throughout the workflow, from data preparation through design iterations to the final printed part.

Additionally, the new Magics Workflow Automation feature offers out-of-the-box scripts to automate common build preparation workflows and allows customers to use customizable scripts to automate preparation tasks. specific to their AM operations.

“Magics deep integration and workflow automation feature in CO-AM creates a digital thread between data and construction preparation and the overall AM workflow,” said Egwin Bovyn, product line manager of Magics 3D Print Suite at Materialise. “This is an important step to enable data management across all technologies within CO-AM. This will allow users to reduce production costs and scale AM ​​operations more efficiently. »

Demos of the CO-AM platform and Magics 26 will be available at the Materialize booth (Hall 12.1, C139) at Formnext 2022, taking place November 15-18, 2022 in Frankfurt.


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