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.

Titanium Inserts for Spacecraft: 66% Lighter with Metal 3D Printing

Solutions: 3-matic, Metal 3D Printing

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.

RP CAST Renders Precision Casting More Time and Cost-Effective

Solutions: Magics

RP CAST is a South Korean company specialized in the production of metal parts, ranging from prototypes and small-scale production of turbines to valves and compressor cases. As echoed in their company name, they primarily use precision casting to produce these parts.

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.

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.

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.

LIGHT Letters Make for the Heaviest Data Set We Ever Sent to a 3D Printer

Solutions: 3-matic, Build Processor, Lightweight Structures, Magics, Mammoth Stereolithography, Stereolithography

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT was looking for a real showstopper to present itself at the LASER World of Photonics 2015: a set of 2-meter-tall 3D-printed letters, spelling out the word LIGHT. Behind the light print, though, lies a very heavy file and some clever design work.

VTT Presents an Organic, Lightweight Hydraulic Valve

Solutions: 3-matic, Additive Manufacturing, Build Processor, Magics, Metal 3D Printing

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wanted to produce a strong and light hydraulic valve with minimal risk of leakage. Since this is an impossible challenge with traditional manufacturing technology, VTT decided to explore the possibilities of 3D Printing.

Optimizing a Nokia Lumia 820 Cover for 3D Printing

Solutions: 3-matic, i.materialise, Magics

Nokia made waves as the first phone manufacturer to release the schematics to design a 3D Printed case for one of their phones. The i.materialise team gave it a test run.

Materialise’s Wilfried Vancraen at TEDxLeuven

Solutions: Rapid Prototyping

On March 29th, 2012, Materialise’s founder and CEO Wilfried Vancraen took to the TEDxLeuven stage to discuss the power of 3D Printing to create a better quality of life for all.

The 3D Printed Pen is Mightier than the Sword

Solutions: 3-matic, Laser Sintering, Magics, Stereolithography

3D Printing is ushering in a third industrial revolution thanks in part to entrepreneurs who are using the technology to improve access to niche products and one-of-a-kind items.

The Hearing-Aid Industry Will Never be the Same Again

Solutions: Magics

Formerly limited to a small group of artisans, hearing aid design and production was given longevity when Phonak and Materialise created a solution that would change the industry forever.