Materialise, provider of additive manufacturing software and of 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, and the Dutch 3D printer manufacturer Leapfrog teamed up to develop the Leapfrog Builder. The software will be bundled with the new Leapfrog Creatr HS 3D printer.
The Leapfrog Builder, which combines Materialise’s Build Processor with a user-friendly front-end solution, makes printing easier than ever while still offering the user many options to print. Much like printer drivers make inkjet printing easy because of the simple user interface that still allows the user to choose from many settings and profiles, the powerful Leapfrog Builder, developed by Materialise, enables the same for Leapfrog’s 3D printers, which use fused filament fabrication (FFF) technology. This lets users adjust the settings based on pre-set, automatically updated profiles or create their own profile based on the parameters of their choice. Not only does this give users more control and options over their print, it also drastically streamlines the printing process so that users can go from STL file to clicking print in one all-inclusive program.
Only recently the european branch of Ingram Micro has added Leapfrog 3D printers to their portfolio to help them reach more customers.