FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is Materialise Magics better
than the free HP Smart Stream software that came with my Jet Fusion 3D
The primary reason most people switch over to Magics is for the robust
nesting tools within the software. Magics can nest based on the geometry
of each part rather than just the bounding box of a part. This allows for
higher nesting densities, more production, and ultimately huge savings for
What Materialise Magics modules do
I need for an HP machine?
The typical package for HP includes the following modules: Magics RP (the
base software), Sinter Module (nesting builds), Structures (lattice
structures), HP Build Processor (sending jobs to the machine from the
software), and the All-Imports Module (working with native CAD files). The
most important module is the Sinter Module which will allow for nesting of
builds using advanced tools such as geometry-based nesting.
Which software is better for high
Materialise Magics is much better for high volume production compared to
Can Magics send jobs directly to my
Yes, Materialise Magics has pre-existing modules dialed in for a variety
of production printers on the market including the HP Jet Fusion line of
Can Magics nest multiple
simultaneous builds automatically?
Yes, the software streamlines multi-platform nesting with the click of a
button. Our customers who consistently run high volumes of parts love this
Can Magics add a lattice structure
to my part?
Yes, there is a structures module that allows for latticing parts both
internally and externally. Magics has a library of lattice structure units
as well as tools for importing your own lattice design. Latticing is a
great way to reduce part cost on an HP 3D printer.
Can I start a trial of this
software to see if it will work for me?
Yes, feel free to reach out to us and we can set you up with a free trial.
containers which significantly reduces the price per kg of material.
How can I determine if this
software will pay for itself on an HP 3D printer?
An ROI can quickly be determined with the nesting module by comparing how
many parts can fit in a single build before and after Magics. Then account
for the time savings and reduced part cost from increased production
Does Materialise Magics work with
multiple file types?
Yes, Magics can work with most common file types including STL, 3MF, OBJ,
STEP, and SOLIDWORKS, just to name a few.