How eVTOL Startup LIFT Got ‘Flight-Ready’ in Less than 13 Months with AM

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.

How Metal 3D Printing Helps Cool DARE’s First Liquid-Fueled Rocket Engine

How do you cool a rocket engine that burns at over 2000 degrees Celsius? That was just one of the challenges facing a group of students at TU Delft in Project Sparrow. 

Airbus Gets on Board with 3D Printing

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing

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.

Reimagining Agricultural Pest Control with Soleon’s 3D-Printed Drones

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing, Laser Sintering, Polyamide

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.

Lighter, Faster, Cheaper: Manufacturing Flight-Ready Parts for 328 Support Services

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing

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.

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

Solutions: 3-matic, Metal 3D Printing

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.

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.

Trimble UX5 Drones: From Prototyping to Certified Additive Manufacturing

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Certified Additive Manufacturing, Laser Sintering, Polyamide, Rapid Prototyping

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.

Materialise 3-matic Makes Topology Optimization More Attractive

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.

The Gatewing X100: prototypes take flight with manufactured end-use parts

Solutions: Rapid Prototyping, FDM, Laser Sintering, Vacuum Casting

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.