Unleash the Potential of End-Part Additive Manufacturing With Magics20

FRANKFURT, Germany, Nov. 17, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- With the release of Magics20, Materialise NV (NASDAQ:MTLS) continues their leadership in effectively bridging the gap between meaningful applications and Additive Manufacturing systems, further enabling the rise of certified end-part manufacturing. This latest version of their industry-leading data and build preparation software introduces a new user interface and supports all current file formats, including voxels and .3MF. With Magics20, the efficient use of existing and emerging AM technologies, metal AM systems in particular, has never been easier. Magics20, combined with Materialise's range of software solutions for AM that include an enterprise software solution ( Streamics), a range of Build Processors, an Additive Manufacturing Control Platform (AMCP), and more, is a true software backbone for the AM industry.

Evidence of the power unleashed by Magics20 can be seen in the projects and demonstration material Materialise now has on display at formnext. Featured projects represent a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, eyewear and more, with cases from Toyota, Adidas, Samsonite, Schunk, 328 Group, Hoet Design Studio and RS Print. Today also saw the announcement that Materialise's certified Factory for 3D Printing is now manufacturing end-use plastic parts for Airbus's A350 XWB. These projects and more show that with a highly-integrated software and hardware infrastructure, it is possible to deliver a product ready to meet the standards of even the most demanding of industries.

Materialise Founder and CEO, Fried Vancraen, had this to say about Magics20, "When I purchased my first stereolithography machine and started Materialise 25 years ago, the industry lacked the software needed to efficiently connect a design to a 3D Printer. In order to survive and thrive as a company, we needed to develop a solution that allowed us to meet customer demand for 3D printed prototypes, on time and as ordered. The resulting software worked so well that we brought it to the market as Magics. Over the years, Magics has helped lift the AM industry as a whole to new levels by optimizing data and build preparation for an expanding range of materials and technologies."

He continued, "Now, 25 years later, we face new challenges as our customers increasingly request 3D-printed, end-use parts that meet the demanding standards of their industries - and it is a challenge we have proven able to meet. And once again, Materialise is ready to raise the AM industry as a whole to new heights by granting access to a software backbone that enables certified manufacturing: Magics20." 

With Magics20, Materialise continues to meet the needs of the AM industry, both today and for many years to come. The software is a powerful tool that connects vital components from design, to production and testing, thus enabling the quality, traceability and repeatability required to meet the demanding standards of industries such as aerospace, automotive, eyewear and many more.  

About Materialise

With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications, by providing biomedical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by developing unique solutions for its customers' prototyping, production, and medical needs. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.

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CONTACT: Press contacts:
         Vanessa Palsenbarg
         Corporate Communications Specialist
         Phone: +32 16 39 66 37
         Fax: +32 16 39 66 00
         Email: press@materialise.com
         Twitter: @belgiancanuck or @MaterialiseNV
         Visit: www.materialise.com

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