Wilfried Vancraen started Materialise twenty years ago in Leuven, Belgium, through its work with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known as 3D printing, Materialise works to put great products aimed at niche markets directly into the marketplace as well as helping make the prototypes of products later manufactured by the millions. With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of Additive Manufacturing (AM) since 1990. In addition to having the largest single-site capacity of AM equipment in Europe, Materialise is also a provider of innovative software solutions.
Develped by Italian open soure developer Alessandro Ranellucci, Slic3r is the tool you need to convert a digital 3D model into printing instructions for your 3D printer. It cuts the model into horizontal slices (layers), generates toolpaths to fill them and calculates the amount of material to be extruded.
netFabb provides innovative software solutions that reduce production costs and increases efficiency in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing. netFabb software bridges the gap between content and machines and is available to download for Windows, MacOS and Linux through its website.
"Delcam is a world leader in advanced CADCAM software solutions for product development to manufacturing. The company has grown continuously since its founding, which occurred formally in 1977, after the development work at Cambridge University, UK.It is now the largest developer of software for product design and processing in the UK, with subsidiaries in North America, Europe and Asia. Delcam software sites are now used by more than 25,000 companies in over 80 countries."
"CAD2M is sinds 2003 ontstaan uit een strategische alliantie met Care Innovation. Het hoofdkantoor is gevestigd in Doetinchem. CAD2M is gespecialiseerd in het optimaliseren van het ontwerp-naar-markt proces.CAD2M heeft een structureel samenwerkingsverband met SolidWorks waaronder toonaangevende softwaresystemen zoals het gelijknamige programma, SolidWorks en SolidCAM vallen. Deze systemen bieden een hoogstaande kwaliteit en stellen bedrijven in staat in een kortere tijd, betere en minder milieubelastende producten te ontwerpen in een 3D omgeving. CAD2M ondersteunt hierbij middels training, onderhoud en consultancy. "
Simplify3D Software, based in Cincinnati, OH, provides industry leading 3D printing software that converts 3D models into real physical parts using a wide range of desktop 3D printers. The all-in-one software package handles every single step of the 3D printing process and is available worldwide through an extensive list of industry partners.