Materialise and HP are working together on a number of innovative initiatives to accelerate the digital transformation of manufacturing, including:
- Integration of a new version of the Materialise Build Processor to support the full range of printers in the HP Jet Fusion 3D printing portfolio, including the newly announced HP Jet Fusion 5200 and HP’s Jet Fusion 500/300 Series of 3D printing solutions. Materialise’s Build Processor provides a seamless connection between the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite and HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions, enabling advanced data preparation, improved operation management and production monitoring. In combination with Materialise Streamics software, it allows users to store relevant build-data for improved traceability. The new Materialise Build Processor for the HP Jet Fusion portfolio will be available in the second half of the year.
- Free access to the Materialise Magics Essentials software for a period of six months for any customer purchasing an HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series 3D printer. Customers can take advantage of the free trial to leverage the advanced color and texture handling of Materialise’s data preparation software, in combination with the full spectrum color capabilities of the HP Jet Fusion 500/300 Series. With Materialise Magics Essentials software, users can import an impressive number of file formats, including color and texture information, easily apply textures or colors on marked areas, and retain native color information and textures during model repair.
- Certification of HP Jet Fusion 580/380 3D printing solutions as part of Materialise’s program to test and validate 3D printing technology as being fully compatible with the latest version of Materialise Mimics and Mimics inPrint software. This certification allows medical professionals to use the HP Jet Fusion 580/380 3D printers, in combination with Mimics software technology, to print robust full-color anatomical models for diagnostic and surgical planning processes, delivering broad benefits for patient-specific care. This includes cardiac, orthopedic and cranio maxillofacial models complete with vascular structure that have been historically difficult to 3D print.
“Materialise and HP are working to address potential challenges for healthcare providers by ensuring their 3D operations are fully compatible and able to meet quality standards for developing and printing patient-specific 3D anatomical models,” said Lee Dockstader, Director of Vertical Market Development, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing. “Leading hospitals are adopting integrated 3D printing services as part of their medical practices as they recognize the added value it brings to personalized patient care. This joint effort supports the creation of point-of-care 3D printing facilities in hospitals, a critical step forward for advancing 3D printing in healthcare.”
For more information on Materialise certification results visit http://mtls.me/certification.
“I am proud of our leadership to move 3D printing forward for the healthcare industry,” said Bryan Crutchfield, Vice President and General Manager of Materialise North America. “Materialise was the first company in the world to receive FDA clearance for software intended for 3D printing anatomical models for diagnostic and surgical planning purposes and introduced a program for manufacturers to have their printers tested and validated. Adding HP to the list of certified 3D printing technologies extends our certification program to four certified printer manufacturers.”
Materialise incorporates nearly three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.