Safety and speed of innovation: two concepts notoriously difficult to balance, certainly when it comes to aviation. Not so for US-based eVTOL business, LIFT Aircraft Inc. This startup is on a mission to make flight accessible to all. And they are well on their way to achieving it with HEXA — a new type of aircraft that anyone can fly.
When it comes to retrofitting aircraft cabins, time is of the essence. By partnering with Materialise, Airbus was able to produce small-batch custom parts faster, meeting tight retrofit timeframes, stringent quality requirements, and exacting aesthetic standards.
Italian drone company Soleon has diverse projects, from aerial photography to thermal mapping drones. For years now, Soleon has been working with Materialise to adapt their products quickly to the needs of their customers, shorten lead times and reduce the weight of the drone parts compared to expensive and time-consuming milled parts.
328 needed an affordable, fast, and flexible solution to produce low-demand spare parts for the Do328 aircraft. Discover how choosing Materialise’s aerospace manufacturing services takes the risk out of their spare parts strategy and offers flight-ready parts on demand.
Weight optimization is crucial in the quest to lower the cost per kilogram launched into space. Discover how Atos and Materialise combined their expertise to reinvent a widely used titanium component, creating a part that is lighter, more durable, and offers improved load distribution.
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.
Trimble UAS, formerly known as Gatewing, started working with Materialise back when they were designing the surveying and mapping drone Gatewing X100. Four years later, the prototyping partnership has evolved into an ongoing certified additive manufacturing project.
Solutions: 3-matic, Additive Manufacturing, CAD, Magics, Metal 3D Printing
A Delft University graduate student wanted to use topology optimization to minimize the volume and weight of an aircraft engine bracket. However, it was taking too long to convert optimized files back to a CAD format: until he tried 3-maticSTL.
In order to produce the X100, Gatewing uses a combination of manufacturing processes, and for parts that need the extra advantages provided by Additive Manufacturing and Vacuum Casting, they come to Materialise.