Materialise 3-matic

Materialise 3-matic is a powerful CAD software optimization tool built to get the most out of additive manufacturing.

Create the Best Designs for 3D Printing

In order to obtain design modifications on the mesh level, you require a resourceful and complex tool that allows you to take advantage of all the capabilities and advantages of 3D printing. And a great design for Additive Manufacturing usually starts with a CAD design, a topology optimized model, a simulation, or scanned data as input.

With Materialise 3-matic, you can rectify rough data for simulation or convert the mesh back to CAD. Moreover, it allows you to enhance your design for Additive Manufacturing by creating 3D textures, lattice structures and conformal structures. Last but not least, 3-matic also includes scripting automation for an easy way to create ranges of validation samples and improve overall productivity.

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Available Modules

Want to take full advantage of the design freedom made possible with additive manufacturing processes? With Materialise 3-matic you’re empowered to apply functional textures, lightweight parts, and create complex lattice structures to improve part performance.

  • Create textures
  • Create lattice structures
  • Automate workflows with scripting
  • Import files
  • Convert STL files back to CAD
  • Prepare parts for CAE applications

What is great about Materialise 3-matic?

Unheard-of Freedom of Design

With our design optimization software, you can fully personalize your products and create models that were impossible to produce with traditional manufacturing methods.

Save Time and Costs with Lattice Structures

Create stunning lattice designs with lower material costs and less printing time. These optimized lattices outperform solid blocks of material in so many ways.

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Master Part Properties

Master the physical properties of your part. Change aerodynamic, acoustic and cushioning properties or characteristics, increase grip or control the density of your part with porous structures.

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Rely on a Complete Platform

Materialise 3-matic is integrated with Materialise Magics and other solutions from our extensive software suite.

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Materialise 3-matic Features

Design Optimization


Materialise 3-matic is a 3D modeling software program that enables design optimization and modification on mesh level, using CAD designs, scanned data and topology optimized models as a starting point.

Past-Topology Optimization


You can redesign rough surfaces outputted by topology optimization with Matrialise 3-matic thus avoiding complicated freeform modeling work when moving to CAD, as well as more complexity and possible stress concentrations for FEA.

Textures, Patterns and Perforations


With the Texturing Module, you can directly apply textures, perforations and patterns to complex 3D shapes within an STL file. Textures provide extra value to your Additive Manufacturing projects by adding functionality or an aesthetic dimension.



Lattice, Conformal and Porous Structures

The Lattice Module allows you to create directly printable internal and external structures that add extra strength, provide cushioning, increase porosity, or simply reduce the weight of the design.

Convert Mesh to CAD

Easily convert your mesh file to a CAD file format with Materialise 3-matic CAD Link Module. The conversion will recognize the analytical shapes in the part and will generate a fully parametric file without having to design from scratch.

Automate the Workflow

For an automated and faster process, the Scripting module lets you have more control. It comes with Phyton API and affords access to 3-matic objects and features. The module also features a comprehensive console including auto-complete and built-in, easy-to-use script editor.

Start optimizing your CAD Data and get the most out of your additive manufacturing investment.

Book a demo or request a free trial today. 

System requirements


Minimum System Requirements
Recommended System Requirements
Third-generation Intel®Core™ i3 or equivalent Windows® 10 version -64bit Third generation Intel® Core™ i5/i7 or equivalent Windows® 10 version 1803 – 64bit
8 GB RAM Internet Explorer® 11 or equivalent 16 GB RAM Internet Explorer® 11 or equivalent
DirectX® 11.0 compliant graphics card with 1GB RAM PDF viewer DirectX® 11.0 compliant AMD Radeon/NVIDIA® GeForce® card with 2GB RAM PDF viewer
15 GB free hard disk space .NET framework 4.6.1 (or higher) 20 GB free hard disk space .NET framework 4.6.1 (or higher)
Resolution of 1280×1024 Resolution of 1920×1080 or higher