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MATERIALISE – Software 3-Matic

Manufacturer : Materialise
Sectors : Aerospace, Industry, Automotive, Medical

Materialise 3-matic is 3D modeling software that enables design optimization and modification on STL level, using CAD designs, scanned data and topology optimized models as a starting point.

Reference : MATERIALISE3matics
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Design Enhancement

  • Lattice, conformal and porous structures
  • Textures, patterns and perforations
  • Design modification at the STL level
  • Mesh conversions back to CAD
  • Clean up of rough topology optimization
  • Results for simulation (FEA) and printing

Create the Best Designs for 3D Printing

A great design for 3D printing usually starts with a CAD file, simulation result, or scanned data as input. To benefit from the possibilities that 3D printing offers, you need a flexible tool to make specific design modifications or enhancements, often at the mesh level. Whether you want to produce a functional automotive part, a lightweight aerospace part or fascinating shoes, our specialized software helps you optimize your designs with an unprecedented degree of freedom.

Why choose Materialise 3-matic ?

  • Enjoy freedom of design, create a unique or customized object
  • Control density with latticed, conformal and porous structures
  • Save material, reduce printing time and decrease costs with lightweight designs
  • Change aerodynamic, acoustic and cushioning properties or increase grip
  • Avoid labor-intensive finishing steps with smart use of textures
  • Gain foresight from the strong link with simulation packages
  • Automate your design process or accelerate your iteration cycles, by scripting these flows
    using the 3-matic Python API

Design with Materialise 3-matic

  • Modify your design at mesh level
  • Create textures, patterns and perforations
  • Create latticed, conformal or porous structures
  • Clean up rough topology optimization results for simulation (FEA) and printing
  • Convert your mesh back to CAD

Materialise 3-matic allows you to create 3D printable internal and external structures that add extra strength, provide cushioning, increase porosity, or simply reduce the weight of your design. It is compatible with data preparation softwares Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor, which means that the limitations and issues related to computation of complex structures are completely bypassed.

The Lightweight Structures Module Allows You to

Choose from a Wide Variety of Creative Designs

  • Uniform structures
  • Randomized structures
  • Triangulated structures
  • Quad-based structures
  • Conformal structures

Add or Design Unit Structures

  • Use unit structures from the internal library
  • Design your own structures in CAD and import them to Materialise 3-matic to grow your own library

Optimize Designs Based on Analysis

  • Analyze the strength of the design with FEA and reinforce the structure density where needed
  • Control the thickness of your model according to design requirements

Ensure Build Ability

  • Perform analysis to test if the design is 3D printable
  • Process complex designs via the slice-based technology of the Materialise Build Processor





The Software of Choice for Additive Manufacturing When Materialise was founded in 1990, their goal was to enable new uses for the extraordinary potential that 3D printing offers. Since then, they have leveraged their experience to create a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form a backbone…

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