A great design for Additive Manufacturing usually starts with a CAD design, a topology optimized model, a simulation, or scanned data as input. To benefit from the possibilities that 3D Printing offers, you need a versatile tool to make design modifications on the mesh level.
With Materialise 3-matic, you can clean up rough data for simulation or convert your mesh back to CAD. In addition, it allows you to enhance your design by creating 3D textures, lightweight models and conformal structures, ready for Additive Manufacturing.
The look and feel of a part is crucial to the success of a product design. It largely defines the esthetics of a part, but can also lead to added functionality or improved performance. With the Materialise 3-matic Texturing Module, you can efficiently create 3D textures, perforations and patterns directly on the STL file (which can later be printed with RP/AM technology). In addition, you have the flexibility to quickly change and preview 3D textured components without having to share your designs with external suppliers.
3-matic Texturing Module
Use the Texturing Module to:
Individualize your designs
Avoid finishing work (since layers are masked)
Improve aerodynamic properties
Change acoustic properties
Key Benefits of the Texturing Module
Ensure printability and avoid excessive STL file sizes with slice-based technology
Handle highly complex surfaces efficiently
Have full control over the creation of new textures and how they are applied on your model
Reduce lead time by incorporating textures in your design rather than as a post-processing step
Keep confidential 3D designs or finished parts in your business
Use textures to reduce the visibility of the slices in the printed part, minimizing the need for sanding and improving the overall looks