How a luxury brand, eyewear designer, and company of innovators worked together to find an entirely new solution for creating high-end 3D-printed metal eyewear collections — and brought a vision that was 20 years in the making to life.
Like many other businesses throughout the world, CNH ran into supply chain challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But with AM in their toolkit and a strategic partner to guide them, CNH quickly adapted, avoiding major potential losses as a result.
The AM collaboration between CommScope and Materialise has grown significantly over the course of 18 years. As their production expanded, CommScope was recently able to double production numbers just by switching to the Sinter Module for part nesting.
Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, e-stage, Magics, Metal 3D Printing
Nissin Manufacturing 3D prints metal parts and prototypes. Discover how they use Materialise Magics and e-Stage for Metal to improve productivity in response to rapidly increasing orders and requests for shorter delivery times.
Fiberneering specializes in 3D printing large parts, which previously slowed data and build prep because of large files. Read on to find out how utilizing slice-based technology with Materialise software enabled them to reduce their time spent on preparing these files by 90%.
The GE9X, the largest jet engine in the world developed for Boeing’s next-generation 777X jets, took its maiden flight on the GE flying testbed in March 2018. Discover how its crucial 3D-printed turbine parts were created using Materialise software solutions, and how these same solutions can power certified series manufacturing in Industry 4.0.
Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping
Labman has been at the forefront of designing custom laboratory automation products and solutions for almost 30 years – its robots can be found in over 42 countries, in locations ranging from prestigious research institutions to the development rooms of major manufacturers. With a focus on innovation and a ‘can do’, curious approach, the business is frequently called in to solve automated process puzzles thought insurmountable. And increasingly it’s using 3D printing to do it.
From concept to mass production, innovation is wired into Samsonite’s manufacturing DNA. Over the last ten years, 3D printing has helped the design team find original solutions to complex challenges as they move new projects forward.
Production tools are one of the applications where additive manufacturing truly shines. By optimizing the design of this suction gripper for 3D printing, Materialise reduced the manufacturing costs per gripper by half.
Since it opened in April 2016, Materialise’s production site for metal 3D printing in Bremen has expanded to include more new 3D metal printers. Materialise Streamics software ensures optimum, cost-saving management of the printers and the orders completed with them. Process engineer Philip Buchholz explains how Streamics has been modified to meet requirements from a growing pool of printers to diverse customer needs.
Engineering and manufacturing company Röchling Automotive was given an ambitious target by one of their automobile OEM customers: to reduce the weight of an engine by 35%. After partnering with Materialise to optimize, design, cast an aluminum inlet and print in plastic around the metal core, they are on their way to meeting this goal.