Print head developer Xaar has announced that it will include 3D print software from Materialise, Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor, as a bundle option with Xaar’s additive manufacturing development kit.
Neil Hopkinson, director of 3D Printing at Xaar. says, “We are delighted to be collaborating with 3D Printing software leader, Materialise, to deliver to our customers a fantastic and comprehensive development kit.
“Combining Xaar’s printing systems and Materialise’s software solutions gives our customers easy access to best-in-class complementary technologies and will undoubtedly allow for much easier and faster 3D printer development programmes.”
The software offers Xaar’s customers a one-stop shop approach to initiating a development programme using the 3D Printing software and inkjet development starter kit. Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services.
Materialise Magics, data preparation software for additive manufacturing, allows users to make their 3D models printable by mesh repair, advanced mesh editing, advanced mesh enhancement functions and so on.
The Materialise standard image build processor interfaces with Materialise Magics and transforms prepared 3D models to an inkjet machine specific data format (images). The transformation process is described in build strategy profiles and can be adopted to any inkjet 3D Printing technology by a user friendly profile editor. The build processor will allow users to output multi-channel and multi-pass formats enabling the user to build up complex print strategies. The advanced pixel fill methods such as gradient fills and tiling allow the user to fill print areas with whatever pattern they want, resulting in build strategies that bring the best out of the inkjet 3D printer.
Karel Brans, director business line OEM at Materialise, says, “We believe that partnerships are important to empower the 3D Printing ecosystem with the best solutions. The bundling of Xaar’s printhead expertise and Materialise’s neutral software backbone will enable Xaar’s customers to get the most out of their inkjet machines.”

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