- March 12, 2015
CENAT is a developer of embedded computing software and solutions for additive manufacturing control systems.
March 12, 2015 - Materialise acquired Belgian-based CENAT, a developer of embedded computing software and solutions for additive manufacturing control systems. This transaction will enable Materialise to add new software solutions for quality control to its open platform for additive manufacturing, which already includes tools for everything from file preparation to complete automation and control systems.
The high-performance embedded software and processing power of CENAT's AM machine control systems, which have been developed in collaboration with Materialise, will support the extremely demanding quality control systems and processes needed to assure the correct production of printed end-parts in industries such as aerospace and medical.
Materialise founder and CEO Fried Vancraen commented, "We are very proud to welcome the CENAT team to the Materialise Group. We began collaborating with CENAT in response to a growing demand for a greater control over quality for the manufacturing end-use parts, both within our own AM facilities as well as in those of our customers. As the system being developed was complementary to the broad range of solutions in our Open Software Platform for 3D Printing, the decision was made to bring the CENAT system in-house and to the market as part of our broad range of software solutions for industrial additive manufacturing."
"CENAT is very enthusiastic about joining the Materialise group," stated Stijn Schacht, founder and CEO of CENAT. "We have enjoyed the close collaboration with Materialise's R&D team in the development of an AM machine control system and look forward to furthering this work from within Materialise. Furthermore, by teaming up with such established players in the AM industry, we are very excited to be increasing the reach of a technology that answers a growing need for greater control over quality and repeatability."
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.Learn More
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