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Following their reputation as engineers of the future, the members of the Punch Powertrain Solar Team wanted to incorporate 3D printed components in their solar car for The World Solar Challenge 2013.
Imagine the ability to prepare scanned human or animal geometry for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis in a few days. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, discovered that the Mimics Innovation Suite’s Remesh technology can help them reduce file preparation time from several weeks to a day or two!
Ever since they started in 1987, Belgian bags and accessories brand Kipling has given its monkey mascot a prominent role. No one can say “Kipling bag” without referring to the iconic monkey key chains. For their latest collection “Monkey Madness”, Kipling and Materialise took it one step further. Based on the Monkey Madness collection, the “City Jungle Shopper” is a co-creation between Kipling and Materialise to showcase Kipling’s trademark monkey in the world’s first fully-flexible 3D Printing material TPU 92A-1.
Following the success of the Areion (the world’s first “3D Printed” race car) in 2012, the Formula Group T team developed and raced a brand new car for the 2013 season, Eve. Just like her predecessor, Eve made a strong statement about the power of advanced technologies. Working together with the Design and Engineering team at Materialise, Formula Group T took 3D Printing to the next level once more, using the freedom of design to solve technical challenges which only 3D Printing can truly take on.
A 15 year old Swedish girl was facing a lifetime in a wheelchair because of a congenital disease that left her with a severely deformed left hip joint. Her condition forced her to be home schooled and was causing her a lot of pain. With the Mobelife aMace® implant, she is now pain free, walking without crutches and going back to school like a normal teenager.
During the Frankfurt International Motor Show (IAA) in September, a very unique 3D printed dress was unveiled. Designed by Anouk Wipprecht in collaboration with .MGX designer Niccolὸ Casas, and 3D printed by Materialise, the “Smoke Dress” automatically creates a veil of smoke whenever someone enters the personal space of the wearer. The dress was brought to life as part of a special eight-piece collection for Volkswagen, and was showcased in a series of runway shows at their IAA booth.