LEUVEN, Belgium, Dec 15, 2015 – Materialise, a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions is collaborating with the full-cloud 3D CAD system, Onshape to integrate 3D Printing functionality into their platform. The Materialise 3DPrintCloud tools to analyze and repair a design for 3D Printing will be brought to Onshape users through the new 3DPrintCloud print preparation app now available on the Onshape app Store, currently in private beta.
The collaboration helps alleviate pitfalls commonly associated with 3D printing workflows by plugging the Onshape community in to software technology that facilitates the process of turning their 3D designs into physical parts. The companies have developed an integration between Onshape and Materialise 3DPrintCloud capable of analyzing and fixing 3D models to ensure printability. Now Onshape can rely on Materialise’s cloud solutions to support their users in the 3D printing process.
“At Onshape we are reinventing CAD to work the way today’s engineers, designers and manufacturers do, allowing everyone on a design team to work together using their Web browser, phone, or tablet.” said Joe Dunne, partner program manager at Onshape. “We are bringing users the future of CAD and we see 3D Printing as playing a role in that future. Through our combined efforts, Onshape and Materialise aim to make 3D printing technology more accessible to our user community and with its deep experience in providing solutions and services to the additive manufacturing sector, Materialise has substantially augmented our efforts to assist our users in getting their ideas from design stage to 3D printed object.”
“For more than 25 years Materialise has focused on developing software that supports various industries, and empowers useful applications of 3D Printing,” said Thomas Moens, 3DPrintCloud business line manager at Materialise. “Through our Materialise cloud technology which streamlines 3D printing workflows with the 3DPrintCloud API, we are able to bring software solutions that serve as the 3D printing backbone for various industries to a broader audience, and Onshape is perfectly suited to deliver this to its community. By collaborating with Onshape, product designers and engineers will be able to 3D print their parts with greater ease as they let the 3DPrintCloud Print Preparation app analyze and help prepare their designs for printing.”
The Onshape App Store is currently in private beta. If you are interested in participating in the beta testing, you can request an invitation at onshape.com/app-store-beta.
With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of additive manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications, by providing biomedical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by developing unique solutions for its customers’ prototyping, production, and medical needs.
For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.
Onshape is the only company in the world 100% focused on cloud and mobile CAD, offering the first professional 3D CAD system that lets everyone on a design team work together using any Web browser, phone, or tablet. Onshape was built from scratch for the way today’s engineers, designers and manufacturers really work, giving them secure and simultaneous access to a single master version of their CAD data without the hassles of software licenses or copying files.
Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Onshape includes key members of the original SolidWorks team plus elite engineers from the cloud, data security and mobile industries.
For more information, visit www.onshape.com.