Materialise Gazette - Volume 2 - 2008 (October 08)


Volume 2 - 2008

Materialise - Driving Your Innovations


by Wim Michiels 

The Materialise Software activities are very diverse, and therefore sometimes hard to understand. We are active in RP&M, biomedical engineering, CAE, CMF, orthopaedic software - and within these major fields, different technologies are offered towards a variety of applications. What is the link between an architect using Magics and an orthopaedic surgeon using SurgiCase?

>> Read the complete editorial

3-matic delivers the next advance in Forward Engineering 

With the 3-matic 4.2 release, Materialise now complements its surface (re)meshing technology with volume meshing, offering a full solution for pre-processing of complex or scanned data. Thanks to the enhancements to its analysis functionality 3-matic 4.2 provides a range of intelligent, powerful tools for research and quality control on scan data. Additionally, this forward engineering software has become more flexible, easier and faster to work with.

>> Find out how 3-matic shortens the route from scan data to CAE further

Materialise Innovation Forum 2008: conference program complete

This second edition of the Materialise Innovation Forum focuses on software solutions for RP&M and CAE professionals. The conference comprises several sessions, each zooming in on a specific topic, such as Metal RP, RP for Architecture, CAE, Software Needs for RM, etc. The final conference program and an impressive overview of all industry speakers are available online. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to network with industry peers and to get up to date with a wide range of state-of-the-art developments in the industry. Registration is open now!

>> Have a look at the impressive list of industry speakers on the English conference webpages.

Magics 13: 15 Years of Software for RP&M Professionals 

For 15 years, speed, quality, efficiency and user-friendliness have been Magics' hallmark. While celebrating its 15th anniversary, Magics now goes another step further in optimizing your RP&M process, offering new features that allow you to facilitate work preparation, work more efficiently, save time and enhance your customer service. Magics 13 truly offers added value for your business.

>> Find out how you can benefit from this new release.

Dyson packs its parts intelligently

Dyson manufactures vacuum cleaners with a strong emphasis on innovation. With everyone at Dyson constantly coming up with suggestions and concepts, their design team needs to create physical prototypes to help them better evaluate these new ideas. Once Dyson obtains the designs from its CAD software, they fix the file in Magics and then use the SmartSpace module to pack the parts on their EOS P700 SLS machine.

>> Find out how Dyson can nest up to 300 parts collision-free in three hours.

Anti piracy initiative to ensure fair competition

Through the Materialise Anti Piracy Initiative we want to protect our customers' investment in our software by ensuring fair competition and a stable, safe work environment. Software piracy is illegal and Materialise will take legal actions.

>> Read more about how Materialise is trying to protect its customers' rights

Mimics 12.1 available soon

New release this autumn - Mimics 12.1 strengthens the link to FE/CFD analysis once again. Thanks to the introduction of the volume mesher, you no longer need to exit Mimics to prepare your images for FEA/CFD. Turn your 2D images into an accurate 3D model ready for FEA/CFD in 5 simple steps. An important time-gaining solution!

>> Read more about the stunning new features in Mimics 12.1

Mimics Assists in Understanding Cement - Bone Interface Micromechanics

Researchers were seeking a closer look at the micromechanical behavior in the human femur mantle of bone cement, the adhesive used by orthopaedic surgeons in joint replacement surgery. Their question was whether an FE analysis would yield the same information on the interface's properties as previously discovered by conducting direct experiments.

>> Read how Mimics is the perfect partner for the preparation of scanner data for FEA.

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