Materialise has embarked upon a partnership with Structo, a Singapore-based manufacturer of 3D printing machines. Together, they will develop the Structo Build Processor to enhance communication between software and 3D printers.
Structo develops industrial-grade 3D printing machines that rely on the company’s unique patented technology. Their Liquid Crystal Dynamic Mask Stereolithography (MSLA) technology allows their RapidForm printer to be incredibly fast despite its large build volume. Structo’s goal is to offer printers that are able to achieve faster speeds and large build volumes at a lower cost compared to existing Stereolithography (SLA) printers. The company also develops their own innovative polymer materials for a range of printing applications.
The Structo Build Processor will allow users to edit, analyse and repair files easily and intuitively. The advanced support generation is fully automated and makes manual effort redundant. According to the geometry of the part, users can apply different build strategies and rely on Materialise’s slicing software.
“We find that Magics and the accompanying Structo Build Processor, developed by Materialise, are world-class software products. Together, they offer the most advanced features and smooth workflow to give our customers the best possible user experience in going through file fixing, support generation and pre-print processing,” explains Huub van Esbroeck, Founder of Structo. “Through this partnership, we are able to deeply integrate Materialise software with our hardware and offer the best-in-class turnkey solution for ultra-rapid prototyping.”