Röchling Automotive Is Shifting Gears to Make an Engine 35% Lighter

Solutions: Metal Production

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.

Thinking Additive: How Volvo Car Gent Has Reimagined Production Fixtures

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing

Volvo Car Gent discovered that streamlining your supply of tools and fixtures can unlock savings, production headroom and more. This 3D-printed gluing jig combines all previous components in one fixture, weighs 64% less and can be delivered in only two weeks at nearly half the price of the previous jig.

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.

Setting Wheels InMotion: 3D Printing Titanium Parts for an Electric Race Car

Solutions: 3-matic, Metal 3D Printing

When you’re aiming to make the fastest electric car in the world, every bit of weight optimization matters: so we helped InMotion create lightweight 3D-printed wishbones for the suspension. Thanks to our Metal Printing Factory and software, InMotion is on its way to an ambitious goal.

Bringing Back the Spirit of a Classic Sports Car

Solutions: Reverse Engineering

In more than a 100 years of automobile history, only a handful of cars hit the books as iconic models. One such model is the Mercedes 300 SL. Today, the original spirit of a 55-year-old beauty was brought back to life with 3D-printed spare parts.

Get into High Gear with Altair’s Optimized Race Car Brake Pedal

Solutions: CAD, 3-matic, Additive Manufacturing

Altair, a company offering technology and services for business and engineering innovation, has twenty years of experience in optimizing strength in structure and design. In the past, their users redesigned optimized models in CAD and sent them for conventional manufacturing.

Steering the June Race Car to the Finish Line

Solutions: 3-matic, Lightweight Structures

Combining functionality, price, and aesthetics into one outstanding race car steering wheel, students at Formula Group T showed contest judges just what 3-matic can do.

Tackling Technical Challenges with 3D Printing from the Outside In

Solutions: 3-matic, FDM, Laser Sintering, TPU 92A-1

After the success of launching the world’s first 3D Printed car, Formula Group T decided to maximize the design freedom of 3D Printing to help solve technical challenges in their new 2013 EVE Racecar.

Rimac's Concept_One

Solutions: Stereolithography

The world’s first electric supercar, the Concept One, can go from 0–62 mph in 2.8 seconds and reach speeds of 300 km per hour. Even more, it’s sporting 3D Printed parts.

A Perfect Finish for Audi A1

Solutions: 3-matic, FDM, RapidFit+

Introduced at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Audi A1 is a beauty to behold. Perfected down to the last detail, when it came time to paint the bicolor version of this car, Audi turned to Materialise.

Materialise Helps Jaguar Engineers Realise the CX-75 Concept Car

Jaguar’s revolutionary CX-75 concept car called for organic shapes unprecedented in traditional manufacturing. With the freeform design capabilities of AM, Jaguar felt limitless to craft their vision.