BMF, Materialise Partner on 3D Printing File Editing Software
Magics Print for BMF gives customers a smooth workflow to easily interface between 3D file generation and the microArch line of micro-precision 3D printers.
Edited by AM Staff
Magics Print for BMF performs all software build preprocessing with one tool
Boston Micro Fabrication (BMF), a provider of microscale 3D printing systems, has created a software partnership with Materialise, a global provider of additive manufacturing (AM) printing solutions. The result is Magics Print for BMF, a tailored, turnkey solution for build setup and data preparation for BMF’s Projection Micro Stereolithography (PμSL) micro-precision 3D printing systems from Materialise.
This 3D file editing solution improves support structure generation, enabling more support structure types and styles which are customized for the user’s unique geometries. The result is greater build success, even more accuracy and a large reduction of overall preprocessing times, the company says.
Magics Print for BMF performs all software build preprocessing with one tool, including STL file import; translate, rotate and scale parts; and duplicate parts with arrays and orient parts using automatic placement. It also supports structure generation with customizable profiles for point, line, block, cone and tree support structures; and creates high-resolution build data (slices/layers) using the Magics Build Processor.
The collaboration combines the strengths of Materialise’s 3D file editing software with BMF’s PµSL 3D printing technology to help BMF customers achieve the highest level of precision and accuracy in AM. The software is designed to deliver a first-class importing, fixing and editing tool for 3D files for BMF customers. Magics Print for BMF gives customers a smooth workflow to easily interface between 3D file generation and the microArch line of micro-precision 3D printers, the company says.
The BMF microArch system uses a 3D printing approach called PμSL (Projection Micro-Stereolithography) that leverages light, customizable optics, a high-quality movement platform and controlled processing technology to produce accurate and precise high-resolution 3D prints for product development, research and industrial short run production across a number of industries, including electronics, medical devices, microfluidics, MEMS and biotech.
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