Medical

Groundbreaking 3D Printed Splint Restores a Baby’s Breathing

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite

A novel bioresorbable splint restored a collapsed bronchus in baby with severe tracheobronchomalacia, allowing him to breathe again and giving his airway the support it needed to grow healthily.

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Manufacturing

Suction Gripper in 3D-Printed Aluminum: The Power of (Re)Design

Solutions: Aluminium, Certified Additive Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing

Making the most of Additive Manufacturing means taking a new approach to design. For this suction gripper, our Design & Engineering team evolved the design until we had a 3D-printed part that costs less than one-third of the original, is nearly a quarter of the weight, and needs no assembly.

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Manufacturing

20% Cost Reduction for Primo Toys with Additive Manufacturing

The Cubetto Playset is a tangible interface which teaches children programming logic without needing to read. Starting life as a Kickstarter Project, Primo Toys needed to deliver a short series run for their initial orders. They found their ideal production method in Additive Manufacturing.

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Medical

3D-Printed Heart Model Helps 16-Year-Old Heart Tumor Patient

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite

It’s devastating news when you find out that your grandchild was born with a heart tumor. This was the news that Christine White heard when her grandson, Bradley, was only three.

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Manufacturing

HOYA’s Vision Simulator & EyeGenius: 3D-Printed Eyecare Devices

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing

What was your last eye test at the optician’s like? Materialise’s partnership with HOYA is bringing in a virtual reality simulator that lets you truly experience lenses before buying them, while a brand-new, high-precision eye examination system offers opticians a choice of 60 vision tests.

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Manufacturing

Behind the New Frames in the 3D-Printed Cabrio Collection: A Chat with Eyewear Designer Bieke Hoet!

Having set the bar up high, Materialise and Hoet are back with all-new frames, featuring all-new innovations including the world’s first 3D-printed adjustable temple system, to expand the 3D-printed Cabrio collection.

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Manufacturing

Organizing Meters of Aircraft Wiring: Fokker Elmo’s Cable Twist Wheels

Solutions: 3-matic, Certified Additive Manufacturing

Fokker Elmo specializes in solutions to keep the immense wiring of an aircraft clear and manageable before and during installation. With clever 3D-printed assembly tools, Fokker Elmo keeps its production routing process organized, even when handling hundreds of meters of wiring.

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Software

Nanyang Polytechnic Streamlines its AM Production Process

Solutions: Magics, Streamics

Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has been driving 3D printing innovation and adoption in Asia for 20 years with their Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC). To manage and sustain their Additive Manufacturing process, AMIC has established a partnership with Materialise.

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Manufacturing

The PEUGEOT FRACTAL Concept Car: 3D Printing Acoustic Interiors

Solutions: Build Processor, Laser Sintering, Streamics

PEUGEOT was in quest of the perfect concept car: a fully-electric urban coupé wrapped up in sleek aesthetics — but above all, it had to sound perfect. To create an anechoic chamber in the car’s interior, and maximize the effect of the sound system, PEUGEOT turned to laser sintering.

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Manufacturing

Bringing Mass Customization to Eyewear, with Aoyama Optical France

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing

In search of a new eyewear collection that would speak to a contemporary, tech-driven and highly individualistic market, Aoyama Optical France turned to Additive Manufacturing — and Materialise. Meet the new We DDD collection of premium consumer-grade eyewear.

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Software

A Drive for Fashion: Anouk Wipprecht and the Audi A4 Collection

Solutions: Magics

FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht’s dresses are based on the intersection between technology and design, and explore the interaction between human beings and their personal spaces. For her Audi A4 collection, Anouk used Materialise Magics to prepare her designs for 3D printing.

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Medical

The World’s First Dynamic Printed Insoles

Solutions: 3-matic, Certified Additive Manufacturing, Robot, Streamics

Imagine having shoes that not only fit perfectly for your feet, but even for the way you move, step and run. And imagine that to find these shoes, all you had to do was walk or run on a scanner for a few moments — and wait a few days for 3D-printed insoles adapted to the exact shape of your feet.

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