Magics Version Update Allows Advanced Traceability and Connectivity
Materialise introduces its Magics Workflow Automation tool and deep integration with the CO-AM Software Platform and Materialise Machine Manager.a
April 27, 2023
Materialise unveils new features to Magics, its data and build preparation software. The most recent update of Magics prioritizes connections with other software solutions.
Magics’ integration with CO-AM adds traceability to the 3D printing process with a revision tree that logs every action applied to a part or build, including which user performed it.
“Traceability is critical for any 3D printing production,” says Egwin Bovyn, product line manager at Materialise. “It’s not only a requirement for highly regulated industries like aerospace but also plays an important role in quality improvement. Tracking the parameters of past builds gives users insights into what goes right and what goes wrong. It gives them a detailed log to refer to while improving their processes.”
This update also introduces integration between Magics and Materialise Machine Manager, which connects users to their Build Processors to send project information and parameters necessary to make successful builds, the company explains.
“By connecting Magics to our Machine Manager, we’re offering a new cloud-based solution to manage your AM machine park and connected Build Processors,” explains Brecht Pellens, product manager at Materialise. “Cloud-based working is inherently more collaboration friendly—users no longer need to rely on one workstation for all their build preparation work—so sharing files and processing parameters with colleagues is also easier than ever. Plus, all processing parameters and build files are now stored in the cloud, continuing the traceability factor in this stage of your workflow.”
Another spotlight feature from the Magics update is Workflow Automation’s first off-the-shelf script. Workflow Automation is a Magics tool that offers ready-to-use and custom scripts—developed by Materialise or the user—to automate repetitive workflows during data and build preparation. Additional Workflow Automation scripts will be made available later this year.
Materialise will be showcasing its CO-AM and Magics technologies at booth 4830 from May 2–4 during the RAPID+TCT Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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