Materialise offers software that automatically generates support structures for metal AM parts. This patented innovation will allow users to drive down costs for metal 3D Printing, as well as save time.
For more than ten years, Materialise has provided automated support generation software, called e-Stage for Stereolithography and DLP technology. As Metal 3D Printing gains momentum, Materialise is now expanding this software for metal parts. With the introduction of the e-Stage for Metal, the automated support generation becomes available for titanium, aluminum and stainless steel parts.
e-Stage for Metal delivers significant time savings compared to manual support generation, including support design (up to 90%), support removal (up to 50%) and part finishing (up to 20%). In addition, nearly all of the expensive metal powder trapped in the support structures can now be recovered. The automated process also limits the risk of human error and related build crashes.