Materialise has released Magics18, the latest version of its STL file preparation software for additive manufacturing. The new release includes enhanced tools and modules.
Magics applications include repairing and optimizing 3D models; analyzing parts; making process-related design changes on STL files; designing fixtures; documenting projects, and planning production.
New features in Magics18 include new and improved cutting tools; expanded measurement options, with built-in ISO standard tolerances; enhanced surface-to-solid functionality; improved wall thickness analysis; and expanded reporting options.
There are also a number of new modules. With SinterModule, users can view build heights and easily distribute parts over these heights. SinterModule also now offers an automatic Subnester functionality for its Sinterboxes. The new release also provides optimized Build Processor Integration for EOS and SLM. Both .stl and slice files can now be processed.
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