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Materialise Build Processor Enables Users to Get the Most Out of SLM Solutions Metal 3D Printers

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LEUVEN, Belgium, Nov. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS), a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D Printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, is proud to announce the launch of a build processor for SLM Solutions 3D printers. The SLM Build Processor is now available for purchase.

In the eco-system of 3D Printing, software plays a critical role. That is why Materialise partners with 3D printer manufacturers to create build processors that link software with the machine. Similar to the way printer drivers on computers give feedback on 2D print jobs, Materialise's build processors give the operator of 3D printers more control over their 3D print jobs

This is ideal for those running factories for 3D printing for two main reasons. The first is due to the seamless data flow, which allows for maximum ease of use. Another key benefit is the two-way communication between software and the 3D printer. In essence, the build processor does not just tell the machine what to do, but also allows the machine to give feedback so it's easy for the operator to trace and store data on specific jobs.

With Materialise's SLM Build Processor, users of SLM Solutions' range of metal 3D printers, who are typically found in aerospace, the energy sector, healthcare and automotive manufacturing, will see an improved user experience. The aim of this is to streamline the transfer of data and guarantee the maximum amount of success, as well as enable users to print more complex and better quality parts.

This Build Processor is one of many that Materialise intends to release and we are looking forward to future releases with other partners.

For more information about build processors, please visit: http://software.materialise.com/build-processor.

If you are interested in upgrading to the SLM Build Processor, please contact: software@materialise.be.

For more information, please contact:

Vanessa Palsenbarg
Corporate Communications Specialist, Materialise
Phone: +32 16 39 66 37
Fax: +32 16 39 66 00
Email: Vanessa.Palsenbarg@materialise.be
Twitter: @belgiancanuck or @MaterialiseNV
Visit: www.materialise.com

About Materialise

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.

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