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Materialise believes every designer should be able to create products without limitations. That’s why we offer a wide range of materials and technologies that break design barriers raised by the constraints of conventional manufacturing. Rest assured you’ll always find a solution that meets your requirements.

Our 3D printing capacity, comprising the world’s most comprehensive range of technologies, materials, and finishing degrees, means that we offer you unbiased advice on the best solution for your project.

Laser Sintering

Laser Sintering, also known as selective Laser Sintering (SLS), is among the most versatile and frequently used 3D printing technologies: you can find laser-sintered parts in airplanes, wearables, machine components and production tools.

Common Applications

  • Manufacturing series of small components
  • Prototyping for functional or form-and-fit testing
  • Producing unique, complex, designs as one-off products

 

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Most Popular Materials

  • Polyamide (PA)
  • Polyamide Glass-Filled (PA-GF)
  • Polyamide Aluminum-Filled (Alumide)
  • Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU 92A-1)

Stereolithography

Stereolithography, also known as SLA or SL for short, is the veteran of 3D printing technologies. It’s been around at Materialise since 1990, and continues to be one of the most widely-used rapid prototyping technologies in plastics.

Common Applications

  • Visual prototypes and “show-and-tell” parts
  • Masters for copying techniques like Vacuum Casting
  • Complex, esthetic art objects

 

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Most Popular Materials

  • TuskXC2700T / Tusk2700W
  • Tusk Somos SolidGrey3000
  • ProtoGen White
  • Poly1500

Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)

FDM can build just about any geometry you have in mind. That’s why you can find FDM parts as end-use components in airplanes, as production tools in an automotive factory, and as prototypes just about anywhere.

Common Applications

  • Low-volume production of end-use parts
  • Prototypes for form, fit and function testing
  • Prototypes directly constructed in production materials

 

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Most Popular Materials

  • ABS / ABSi
  • ABS-M30 / ABS-M30i
  • PC
  • PC-ABS
  • Ultem 9085

Metal 3D Printing

Metal 3D Printing holds a unique position in modern-day product development. It allows for the direct manufacturing of complex end-use parts and facilitates tooling for conventional manufacturing technologies, reducing costs and lead times.

Common Applications

  • Production tools, molds and inserts
  • Housings, ductwork and spare parts
  • Fully functional prototypes

 

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Most Popular Materials

  • Aluminum (AlSi10Mg)
  • Titanium (TiAl6V4)
  • Stainless Steel (316L or 1.4404)

PolyJet

PolyJet offers the unique ability to print parts of multiple materials and colors, with different mechanical or physical properties, all in a single build. So you can confidently order parts of unparalleled complexity with a high-quality finish.

Common Applications

  • Visual models with fine details and smooth surfaces
  • Parts to match specific Shore A values
  • Masters for copying techniques like Vacuum Casting

 

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Most Popular Materials

  • Objet Vero colored
  • Objet VeroClear
  • Objet Tango
  • Composite materials

ColorJet

ColorJet Printing offers a fast, cost-effective solution for producing complex geometries in high-definition colors. This technology prints models directly in color, turning the weeks required for traditional model-making into days.

Common Applications

  • Architectural models or maquettes
  • GIS models
  • Concept models

 

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Vacuum Casting

Vacuum Casting is a technique for producing small series of high-quality products, comparable to injection-molded parts, based on 3D-printed master copies. Vacuum Casting works best for end-use parts in limited quantities.

Common Applications

  • Pre-launch product testing
  • Low-volume production
  • Visual models

 

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Somos® TetraShell™

Save time and money in your investment casting projects by directly printing your foundry patterns using the Somos TetraShell software. You can skip the need for tooling and wax models, and produce parts of greater complexity.

Common Applications

Patterns for investment casting or lost-wax casting for:

  • Engines, turbine blades and structural parts in aeronautics
  • Drilling equipment and impeller pumps in the oil and gas industry
  • Art objects such as statues, figurines and busts

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