Pinarello had one main goal in mind for their new racing bikes: weight reduction. They needed partners experienced in future-proof manufacturing technologies that adhere to their time, budget, and production objectives. Discover how Materialise achieved it with metal 3D printing and customized workflows.
After developing the world’s smallest wristed instruments for microsurgery, MMI needed to quickly make their products market-ready. Discover how AM helped make this possible — and continued to shine once they began producing end-use parts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When it comes to producing an exact replica of a mammoth, one thing is clear. Size matters. Recreating over 300 bones, some of which are over 2 meters in length (bigger than a fully grown adult!), is no small feat. Coupled with the need to avoid any invasive or potentially damaging work on the original bones, this project presented a unique challenge.
Iristick’s smart safety glasses are at the cutting edge of design and electronic engineering. Working with Materialise, Achilles Design was able to get Iristick into small-series manufacturing at least 6 months ahead of schedule, reduce initial investment costs, and go to market with an agile offering tailorable to customer requirements.