Software

AM Software Helped CommScope Double Production Numbers

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. 

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Software

How Nissin Met Rapidly Increasing Orders with e-Stage for Metal

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. 

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Manufacturing

Materials and Mindsets: A Beautiful Blend for Sustainable Eyewear and for JF Rey

With Nautinew, JF Rey wanted to see what creative and commercial potential could be unlocked by mixing 3D-printed parts with traditionally crafted eyewear materials.  

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Software

How to Reduce Data and Build Preparation Time by 90%

Solutions: Magics

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%. 

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Software

How Materialise Software Solutions Helped to Create the World’s Largest Jet Engine

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.

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Manufacturing

Pushing boundaries by ‘normalizing new’: 3DP has become business as usual for Labman Automation

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. 

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Manufacturing

10 Years of 3D Printing at Samsonite: Innovation from Design to the Production Line

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Grippers, Rapid Prototyping

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.

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Manufacturing

94% Lighter, 50% Cheaper, and More Performant – Optimizing a Suction Gripper Design for Metal 3D Printing

Solutions: Magics, Metal Production

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.

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Software

Digital, Interconnected, and Automated: 3D Printer Control for Industry 4.0

Solutions: Magics 3D Print Suite, Streamics

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.

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Manufacturing

Röchling Automotive Is Shifting Gears to Make an Engine 35% Lighter

Solutions: Metal Production

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.

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Manufacturing

TAILORED FITS Goes Off Piste in Ski Boot Design

Solutions: FDM

Until now skiers had to make a choice between ski boots that were either comfortable or high performing. TAILORED FITS founder Reto Rindlisbacher wanted to change this by combining these two features into one pair of boots. And he was able to do so thanks to mass customization made possible through 3D printing.

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Medical

How to Reduce Planning Time for LLD and Femoral Offset by 25%

Solutions: Materialise OrthoView

By using Materialise OrthoView’s automated SmartHip wizard, planning time for surgeries has reduced by as much as 25%, according to Dr. Andrew Noble, a hip and knee specialist at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute in Florida.

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