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.
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.
Raging Heroes is a company based in France that creates collectible miniatures based on their own characters and worlds. These are sold all around the world to collectors, gamers and painters and are recognized as some of the best in the industry. But how does Raging Heroes reach such an amazing level of detail at a tiny scale?
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.
Today, human beings live longer than ever before. With a growing elderly population, healthcare, including dental care, has become increasingly important. OSSTEM IMPLANT, a leading dental implant manufacturer, has introduced 3D printing technology into their workflow.
‘De Zeven Provinciën’ was a grand Dutch ship from the 17th century, around 45 m long, armed with 80 guns and a crew of 420 men. & designshop, a studio in the Netherlands, was assigned to 3D print a massive 1.5 m long replica, presenting the full glory and historical value of the galleon.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Simpsons fans will remember the scene in The Simpsons Movie where Homer Simpson swings through the air on a wrecking ball and absorbs the shock with his potbelly. Wait, can Homer really stop a 5,000-pound wrecking ball from destroying a house? MythBusters had to find out!