Magics meets the demands of traditional tool making

Date: Thu Jan 17 2002 - 13:45:25 EET

> Magics meets the demands of traditional tool making:
> Full integration of standard tooling components in tool design software
> Ann Arbor, MI, January 15th, 2002 - In its latest release of Magics
> Tooling, Materialise introduces electronic libraries enabling injection
> mold designers to produce complex tooling assemblies more efficiently.
> With this module, Materialise meets the needs of the traditional tool
> making industry.
> "Previous versions of Magics Tooling turned out to be a real success for
> Rapid Prototyping and Rapid Tooling companies. According to traditional
> toolmakers however something was missing. Several requests concerning the
> implementation of electronic libraries in our tooling software reached us.
> The new Assembly module is our answer to those cries. Magics Tooling now
> covers the whole tool design process from tool quotation to cavity and
> electrode design, to slide creation and complete assembly design," said
> Wilfried Vancraen, Managing Director of Materialise.
> "We have teamed up with Cadenas, the world's leading supplier of tool
> component libraries, to ensure that you will always have up-to-date
> components available for your tool design. This enables designers to
> quickly build mold assemblies from commercially available components. As a
> tool designer you can benefit a lot from the integration of the Cadenas
> "PARTsolutions" software in Magics. All necessary components can be
> readily added to an existing mold design, resulting in a significant
> reduction in the product development cycle and a marked increase in
> productivity!"
> The standard tooling components are fully integrated into Magics in an
> intuitive, advanced and highly automated way, significantly accelerating
> design of a complete tool assembly. One push of the button and standard
> mold assembly components are readily available. The results: significant
> timesaving compared to drawing the components.
> Make complex assemblies in an efficient and timely manner
> Composing assemblies normally takes a great deal of time. Now this job can
> be completed quickly and easily. It takes only a single mouse click to
> switch from the tool designed in Magics Tooling to PARTassembly. With its
> extensive number of choices and numerous possibilities in tool assemblies,
> PARTassembly makes clear organization of the assembly easy. The range of
> possible components is intelligently filtered, providing you with an
> initial quality control check since impossible combinations are not
> allowed. With the fast link between the two systems, it is very easy to
> export the chosen assembly to Magics.
> Import a single component in only a few mouse clicks
> In case you wish to add a single component to your tool design, PARTviewer
> takes you rapidly to the desired 3D standard component. Thanks to
> excellent search functions and well-organized structure, it is extremely
> simple to find the right component in the enormous amount of data that is
> in the library. Once you have found the component you need, it only takes
> a single mouse click to export the component to Magics.
> About Cadenas
> The German company Cadenas was founded in 1992 with its core business
> being the development of electronic libraries of standard tooling
> components. Among their partners you will find the main players of the
> current CAD industry: Catia, AutoCad, Pro-Engineer, SolidWorks ... and
> also Magics Tooling!
> About Materialise
> Materialise, with its headquarters in Belgium, started in 1990 in the
> rapid prototyping sector. Since that time, the company has experienced
> exponential growth. Materialise is more than just one of the leading
> European Rapid Prototyping providers, Materialise also develops innovative
> applications enabling advanced use of rapid prototyping techniques.
> Materialise software is used worldwide by leading companies in the
> automotive, aerospace and consumer electronics industries. The 'Magics'
> software line provides a variety of solutions for data handling in product
> communication, rapid prototyping and rapid tooling. Materialise has
> offices all over the world and the largest software development team in
> the RP sector with locations in Belgium and Kiev (Ukraine).
> Questions or comments? Please visit the company's website at
> For more information, contact:
> In the US:
> Materialise US, 6111 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor MI48103, phone (734)
> 662 5057. E-mail:
> Materialise US, 121 Grier Road, Vernon, CT 06066, phone (860) 646
> 3948. E-mail:
> In Europe:
> Materialise NV, Technologielaan 15, 3001 Leuven, Belgium, phone +32
> (16) 39 66 11.
> E-mail:
> In Japan:
> Yokohama Portside Building 2F, 8-1 Sakae-cho-Kanagawa-ku, Yokohama,
> phone +81 (45) 44 04 591. E-mail:
> In the rest of Asia:
> Unit D6-03 Phileo Damansara 1, No 9 Jln. 16/11, 46350 Petaling Jaya,
> Malayasia, phone (603) 7765 2966. E-mail:

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