Manufacturing

Materialise and SEIKO’s Award-Winning Xchanger Collection

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Certified Additive Manufacturing, Materialise Control Platform, Streamics

At the Silmo 2015 optical fair in Paris, the new 3D-printed SEIKO Xchanger sports eyewear collection won the Silmo d’Or award for excellence in optical innovation. This collaboration between Materialise, SEIKO and Hoet demonstrates yet again the added value that 3D Printing brings to eyewear.

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Medical

Optimal Device Fit for PPVI in Wide RVOT Anatomies

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite

At the King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mansour AlJufan and his team are treating patients with structural and congenital heart defects. Dr. AlJufan recognized early on that 3D-printed models of a patient’s anatomy could greatly assist in planning complex interventional procedures.

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Medical

Jaw Reconstruction and 3D Planning for Orthognathic Surgery

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite, ProPlan CMF

Doctors at King’s College Hospital, London, planned a 3D bimaxillary orthognathic surgery to design a 3D-printed, patient-specific, titanium mandibular plate to restore a patient's facial symmetry and function.

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Medical

Saving a Six-Year-Old Cancer Patient’s Knee

Solutions: Surgical Guides

Removing Helena’s tumor was complicated because of the tumor’s proximity to her knee joint. A standard procedure with a 3cm margin would have likely have required an amputation. Here’s how Dr. Gwen Sys managed to save Helena’s knee joint, with the help of 3D Printing.

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Manufacturing

adidas Futurecraft: The Ultimate 3D-Printed Personalized Shoe

Solutions: 3-matic, Additive Manufacturing, Streamics

Your feet are unique: your running shoes should be too. Materialise’s 3D Printing software and solutions are helping sporting goods giant adidas unveil the future of performance footwear with Futurecraft 3D: a unique 3D-printed running shoe midsole, tailored to an individual’s foot.

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Software

Avio Aero Thinks Additive

Solutions: Magics, Streamics

Streamics and Magics, two of our leading software packages, support Avio Aero in manufacturing lightweight titanium blades for jet engine turbines: from preparing builds for the different Additive Manufacturing machines, to offering the necessary automation, control and traceability required to produce regulated aviation parts.

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Software

Materialise Streamics Helps Luxexcel Expand Their Business Globally

Solutions: Robot, Streamics

Luxexcel is a Netherlands-based service provider of customized 3D-printed optics and products that require the highest standards of transparency. To streamline their 3D Printing production, Luxexcel worked with Materialise to establish a fully automated online ordering process.

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Software

Materialise Slicing Technology Enables Toyota’s Lightweight Car Seat

Solutions: 3-matic, Build Processor, Laser Sintering

Toyota wanted to produce a lightweight car seat prototype with minimal volume and an optimal heat capacity. Not only was it challenging to design, but working with such a large file size was tough too. Fortunately, Toyota had Materialise’s engineering team and software expertise to work with.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturing Designer Eyewear: Hoet Design Studio’s Cabrio Collection

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Certified Additive Manufacturing, Streamics

Hoet Design Studio’s eyewear, says the studio, is born out of the desire to create a timeless design that is both classic and modern. What better way to do that than to take the ageless art of eyewear design and manufacturing into the dynamic, forward-looking world of 3D Printing?

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Software

No Old Dinosaur: KAYIWA’s 3D-Printed DINO Clothes Rack

Solutions: 3-matic, Magics

Those familiar with Finnish designer Lincoln Kayiwa, founder of the KAYIWA design studio, may remember the DIPLODOCUS clothes rack. Now he presents to you the DINO clothes rack, with coat hangers that mimic a dinosaur’s bone structure, designed with some help from Magics.

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Medical

Mimics® Innovation Suite Supports Paula Radcliffe’s Comeback

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite, RS Print

World-record-holder Paula Radcliffe ran her first race in two years, in preparation for the London Marathon, thanks to RS Print’s 3D-printed dynamic custom insoles designed specifically for her anatomy and dynamic gait analysis.

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Medical

Characterizing the Eye at the Nanoscale

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite

Despite the retina’s importance, the complex relationship between its anatomy and physiology is not yet fully understood. The Mimics® Innovation Suite helped Kim et al. use immuno-electron microscopy to characterize a new visual processing pathway.

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