Canon and Materialise partner to improve additive manufacturing workflows

Posted on 3 May 2016 by Jonny Williamson

Canon Europe has today announced a new strategic partnership with Materialise NV, a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and 3D printing services.

3D Printing Stock ImageThrough the arrangement, existing and prospective customers across Europe will have access to Materialise Magics – software specifically designed to efficiently guide users through every step of the additive manufacturing or 3D printing workflow.

Equipped with a customisable, intuitive user interface, Materialise Magics offers versatile data preparation that enhances a customer’s 3D printing workflow.

Underpinned by Canon consultancy and support, customers will benefit from the ability to:

  • Import nearly all 3D file formats and native colour information to stay in control of the original data
  • Repair and prepare files, as well as correct problems and create watertight data and shortcuts to improve the 3D printing workflow
  • Enhance and edit data to take designs to the next level by adding logos, serial numbers and hollow parts, as well as applying textures, and creating lattice structures
  • Prepare the build platform, duplicating parts and orient them correctly
  • Print better parts, view slices, detect collisions, save platforms and generate useful reports

Chris Blake, sales & marketing director, 3D Printing at Canon Europe commented: “The creative and commercial opportunities for 3D Printing are vast, and the market continues to evolve and expand.

“As such, we are always looking for ways to enhance our existing proposition and add more value to our customers.”

Lieve Boeykens, business line director 3D printing professionals at Materialise, added: “Materialise is keen to enhance the communication between 3D software and printers to help businesses bring their ideas to life.

“We are thrilled to partner with a trusted name like Canon and put our software backbone for 3D Printing into the hands of businesses looking to print their boldest creations and innovations.”

Materialise Magics will be available to Canon customers across Europe from today (May 3, 2016).