Materialise Announces Partnership with HCL Technologies on Platform for Hybrid Manufacturing



Materialise
(NASDAQ:MTLS), a global leader in additive manufacturing (AM) software
and services has partnered with
HCL
Technologies
(HCL), a leading global IT services company, to
develop a platform that provides increased integration for hybrid
manufacturing. With this collaboration, CAMWorks
R
software from HCL will be Powered by Materialise AM technology to
facilitate the production of metal parts, combining the benefits of AM
freedom of design with the speed and accuracy of CNC machining. The
partnership also represents the first initiative to provide an
integrated CAD/CAM solution for hybrid manufacturing in a SOLIDWORKS
R
environment. This new technology is expected to be available for release
later this year.


Hybrid manufacturing is a technology that bridges the benefits of
subtractive and additive processes to produce parts of complex design
and close tolerance. The integration of AM and CAM (Computer Aided
Manufacturing) software in one platform will facilitate the traceability
of the production process while saving redundant manual work. Users of
the new CAMWorks AM module Powered by Materialise, will be able to
create support structures directly in CAMWorks and interface with the
main metal printers via the Materialise Build Processor.


“The market space and applicability of the Additive Manufacturing
technology has been growing dramatically in the past 5 years.
Integration with current manufacturing systems is the next step to
unlock digital transformations in manufacturing,” says Stefaan Motte,
Vice President of Software at Materialise. “This requires in-depth
understanding of both subtractive and additive processes. We are certain
that companies adopting hybrid manufacturing will benefit greatly from
this collaboration, which combines our 30 years of experience in AM with
the CAM expertise of HCL.”


GH Rao, President of Engineering and R&D Services (ERS) at HCL
Technologies said “We are very excited with the new partnership and the
potential hybrid manufacturing offers to the future of computer-aided
design and manufacturing. By combining advanced integrated CAM
technology from HCL with the innovative 3D printing technology from
Materialise, we look forward to enabling companies to create innovative
products which can be brought to the market faster and at a lower cost.”


Materialise, a global leader in 3D printing software and services, was
founded in 1990 and has been enabling companies all over the world to
explore the extraordinary potential of 3D Printing. The Materialise
Magics 3D Print Suite provides users with tools of unparalleled
functionality to prepare, optimize, and manage the full Additive
Manufacturing (AM) process to get the most out of their 3D printers.
Materialise is also a leading additive manufacturing service provider
and offers design and engineering, co-creation, and rapid prototyping
services as well as additive software solutions for specific medical
applications.


The portfolio of HCL Technologies includes IP products such as
CAMWorks®, DFMPro®, Glovius, etc. Recently released SOLIDWORKS® CAM is
Powered by CAMWorks and is a powerful, fully embedded CAM (Computer
Aided Manufacturing) system included in the latest release of
SOLIDWORKS® 2018. CAMWorks extends the SOLIDWORKS Smart Manufacturing
ecosystem by providing the most advanced technology available for 3, 4,
and 5 axis milling, turning, and mill-turn CNC programming directly
inside SOLIDWORKS; and DFMPro is the most advanced automatic design for
manufacturability assessment tool available.


About Materialise
Materialise incorporates over 27 years of
3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D
printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing
industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a
wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace,
art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing
applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place.
Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines
the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the
largest 3D printing facilities in the world. For additional information,
please visit: www.materialise.com.


About Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite
The Materialise
Magics 3D Print Suite provides companies with a platform of software
tools that manage and control the 3D printing process more efficiently,
allowing them to meet the highest standards of the most demanding
industries. Materialise’s Software suite includes industry-leading data
preparation and design optimization tools, programs to integrate 3D
Printing into production environments, and software and control systems
used by machine manufacturers to better bridge the gap between
applications and 3D printers. These solutions are open by nature,
empowering co-creation and collaboration between different players in
the 3D printing and manufacturing eco-system and providing the industry
a solid foundation on which to expand and grow. For additional
information, please visit: http://software.materialise.com/.


About CAMWorks
CAMWorks, a parametric, solids-based CNC
programming software system, brings in a revolutionary way to help
machinists around the world program smarter and machine faster. CAMWorks
significantly reduces programming time and removes the drudgery from CNC
programming by using patented Feature Recognition technology in
conjunction with full toolpath to solid-model associativity and
knowledge-based machining.
For more information about CAMWorks,
including Software demonstration, upcoming events and quotes please
visit: www.camworks.com.


About HCL Technologies
HCL Technologies (HCL) is a leading
global IT services company that helps global enterprises re–imagine and
transform their businesses through Digital technology transformation.
HCL operates out of 32 countries and has consolidated revenues of US$
6.7 billion, for 12 months ended 31st December, 2016. HCL focuses on
providing an integrated portfolio of services underlined by its Mode
1–2–3 growth strategy. Mode 1 encompasses the core services in the areas
of Applications, Infrastructure, BPO and Engineering & R&D services,
leveraging DRYiCETM Autonomics to transform clients’ business and IT
landscape, making them ‘lean’ and ‘agile’. Mode 2 focuses on
experience–centric and outcome–oriented services such as Digital and
Analytics Services (BEYONDigitalTM), IoT WorKSTM, Cloud and Security,
utilizing DRYiCETM Orchestration to drive business outcomes and enable
enterprise digitalization. Mode 3 strategy is ecosystem–driven, creating
innovative IP–partnerships to build products and platforms business.
HCL
leverages its global network of integrated co-innovation labs, and
global delivery capabilities to provide holistic multi–service delivery
in key industry verticals including Financial Services, Manufacturing,
Telecommunications, Media, Publishing, Entertainment, Retail CPG, Life
Sciences Healthcare, Oil & Gas, Energy & Utilities, Travel,
Transportation & Logistics and Government. With 111,092 professionals
from diverse nationalities, HCL focuses on creating real value for
customers by taking ‘Relationships Beyond the Contract’. For more
information, please visit: www.hcltech.com.





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