Manufacturing

Reimagining Agricultural Pest Control with Soleon’s 3D-Printed Drones

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing, Laser Sintering

Italian drone company Soleon has diverse projects, from aerial photography to thermal mapping drones. For years now, Soleon has been working with Materialise to adapt their products quickly to the needs of their customers, shorten lead times and reduce the weight of the drone parts compared to expensive and time-consuming milled parts.

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Manufacturing

Philips’ Lightbulb Moment: 3D Printing Becomes Essential Production Thinking

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing

Working together Materialise and Philips Lighting explored the benefits 3D Printing could offer for components in a production environment. The first two parts we developed; a lamp holder bracket, previously prone to part failure and a redesigned suction gripper; are together realizing cost savings of around €89,000 a year.

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Software

The Spider Bracket: A Topology Optimization Project by Altair, Materialise and Renishaw

Solutions: Renishaw, 3-matic, Build Processor, Magics, Metal 3D Printing

Materialise worked together with Altair and Renishaw to create an R&D spider bracket. The amazing thing about this bracket is that it contains hybrid lattice structures and is successfully 3D printed in Titanium. This design could not have been created with conventional manufacturing methods.

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Software

A 63% Lighter Titanium Aerospace Part

Solutions: 3-matic, Lightweight Structures, Metal 3D Printing

With Materialise software that is perfectly compatible with simulation and analysis software, you can create strong and light industrial metal parts. This aerospace part was 3D printed in Titanium at our metal competence center in Bremen, with a 63% weight reduction compared to the traditionally manufactured part.

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Software

Unlimited Design Freedom and Short Lead Times for Titan’s Jewelry Business

Solutions: Magics, Magics 3D Print Suite

Jewelry lovers, especially in India, are familiar with the names Tanishq, Gold plus and Zoya. Three exclusive brands created by Titan Company Ltd, a company with decades of experience in manufacturing quartz watches and exquisite jewelry.

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Manufacturing

Thinking Additive: How Volvo Car Gent Has Reimagined Production Fixtures

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing

Volvo Car Gent discovered that streamlining your supply of tools and fixtures can unlock savings, production headroom and more. This 3D-printed gluing jig combines all previous components in one fixture, weighs 64% less and can be delivered in only two weeks at nearly half the price of the previous jig.

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Medical

Digitally Planning A Valgus Osteotomy For Femoral Neck Fracture Non-Union

Solutions: OrthoView

A 43 year-old female runner suffered a displaced right femoral neck stress fracture that failed to heal with conservative treatment. She was treated at an outside hospital with percutaneous reduction and internal fixation.

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Software

Raging Heroes Fight Support Generation Time with Materialise e-Stage

Solutions: e-stage, Stereolithography

Raging Heroes is a company based in France that creates collectible miniatures based on their own characters and worlds. These are sold all around the world to collectors, gamers and painters and are recognized as some of the best in the industry. But how does Raging Heroes reach such an amazing level of detail at a tiny scale?

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Software

Only Four Months from Idea to Working Metal Machine, Powered by Materialise Software

Solutions: Build Processor, Magics 3D Print Suite, Materialise Control Platform, Metal 3D Printing

German company Frydryszik Manufacturing + Technical Services (FMTS) provides services to various industries – from constructing a textile factory to training personnel and installing hot-oil systems.

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Software

3D-Printed Jigs and Fixtures with a 40% Weight Reduction

Solutions: Magics

Experts in the industry agree that 3D printing jigs and fixtures can make an immediate impact on automotive companies. By relying on 3D printing technology, companies can improve their efficiency and heavily cut expenses. In addition, the reduction of the lead-time is significant.

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Medical

Improving Workflow & Patient Care in Orthopaedics

Solutions: OrthoView

Dr. Mehta is an enthusiastic advocate of digital pre-operative planning and has selected OrthoView software as the solution for his division. Here he explains how his division will benefit from using OrthoView for planning and templating procedures.

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Medical

THA Revision Required to Correct Excessive Offset – Mr. Grant Shaw, Orthopaedic Surgeon

Solutions: OrthoView

This total hip arthroplasty (THA) revision case presented by Mr. Grant Shaw is part of our “Plan to Know” with Orthopaedic Digital Templating Case Study Series, in which orthopaedic surgeons describe cases in which digital pre-operative did or would have enabled better preparation for the OR. To access this case study in PDF format, click here.

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