Materialise is more than just a mover and a shaker in the 3D printing industry. This company is comprised of a worldwide team that cares, and has certainly made substantial strides to demonstrate that–evidenced by countless innovations in 3D printing.
Since 1990, they have been one of the leaders for defining innovation and impact with 3D printing, as they have paved the ever-widening path for making change in the way numerous industries are able to do business–even saving lives–with 3D printing tools and 3D printed devices and models that make a huge difference.
While they are often in the headlines for everything from developing build processors for better 3D printing workflow to be used in aerospace applications, to working with medical centers to develop 3D models like that of a recent 3D printed heart used to help cure a severe condition, the 3D printing community and the world of recreational and business users are always in their lines of sight as well.
Acting as the expert, the collaborator, and the creator of a wide range of 3D printed models that work toward that ‘better and healthier world’ the Belgian company is famous for making as their end-goal, they realize it’s important for everyone to have tools for 3D printing, worldwide.
With the Materialise 3DPrintCloud, the leading provider of sophisticated 3D printing software and solutions around the globe is launching a platform that offers an invaluable toolbox for 3D printing enthusiasts as they prepare their designs to head to production. With 3DPrintCloud, users are able to analyze and repair their designs before they go to the 3D printer, heading off problems before they have time to develop, as well as avoiding wasted time and materials.
The innovative toolbox is meant to assist individuals in many different sectors, to include product designers, engineers, small business owners, and pretty much anyone who wants to improve their 3D prints ahead of the curve.
“When Materialise purchased its first 3D Printer in 1990, we were soon confronted with the challenge of creating a file that could successfully print and quickly got to work on making the process easier,” stated Stefaan Motte, Director of Materialise 3D Printing Software Segment. “Over the past 25 years, those first lines of code have grown into an entire range of high-end software solutions, both medical and industrial, that break down the barriers between meaningful applications and the expanding range of 3D printers that make them a physical reality.”
Powering SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse–the world’s biggest repository of free 3D printing models–users are able to focus on productivity as well as storing and sharing files. Materialise also powers Ideas Worth Making, which functions as a maker community dedicated to offering a platform for sharing ideas, uploading designs, and participating in numerous challenges. Users participating on both platforms will now be able to incorporate the tools offered by 3DPrintCloud.
With 3DPrintCloud , users are able to:
- Convert models to .stl file format
- Analyze and check for errors
- Repair models
- Prepare files for 3D printing within 3DPrintCloud
“With the Materialise 3DPrintCloud, we are now helping an even broader audience bridge the software gap between their great ideas and the 3D printers that are bringing them to life,” said Motte. “As with our high-end software solutions, our goal is to help people worry less about whether or not their design will successfully print and give them more time to make great things that truly matter.”
“We actively engage with our customers and welcome their feedback and suggestions for improving our services, developing new features and functions, and addressing any problems they face. We look forward to collaborating with our customers to develop customized 3D printing solutions that allow them to print useful products and achieve their business or personal goals,” added Motte.
Right now, you can try out 3DPrintCloud for free and help Materialise shape the product for the future.
Is this something you are interested in trying? Do you find that you need further assistance in analyzing designs before they go to the 3D printer? Discuss in the 3DPrintCloud by Materialise forum thread over at 3DPB.com.