Why Choose the 3-matic Lightweight Structures Module?
Materialise 3-matic allows you to create 3D printable internal and external structures that add extra strength, provide cushioning, increase porosity, or simply reduce the weight of your design. It is compatible with data preparation software Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor, which means that the limitations and issues related to computation of complex structures are completely bypassed.
Whether it is for research purposes or for end-use, Materialise 3-matic offers the tools you need to optimize your design.
“Using Materialise 3-matic software, I can design complex structures that are impossible to generate in conventional CAD software. In addition, I am able to apply textures to each STL while staying in control of the desired output.”
- Dries Vandecruys, Design Engineer at Materialise
A 63% Lighter Titanium Aerospace Part
GE Aviation 3D printed their famous fuel nozzle in one piece. They are one of the many companies that understand the huge impact 3D printing technology can have on the aerospace industry, not only in terms of supply chain, but also in terms of weight reduction. A lighter airplane means lower fuel costs.
Titanium Inserts for Spacecraft: 66% Lighter with Metal 3D Printing
Each kilogram put into orbit costs around $20,000. Every gram saved helps make space a more attainable frontier. So Materialise worked together with the engineering division of Atos, a global leader in digital services, to reinvent a titanium insert that is widely used in satellites.
Materialise Slicing Technology Enables Toyota’s Lightweight Car Seat
Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc. wanted to produce a lightweight car seat prototype with a minimal volume and an optimal heat capacity. To assist them in creating the complex design, Toyota contacted Materialise’s engineering team. Not only was it challenging to create such a revolutionizing model, but manipulating and building such a large file was a challenge too.
VTT Presents an Organic, Lightweight Hydraulic Valve
The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wanted to produce a strong and light hydraulic valve with minimal risk of leakage. Since this is an impossible challenge with traditional manufacturing technology, VTT decided to explore the possibilities of 3D Printing.