Making the most of Additive Manufacturing means taking a new approach to design. At Materialise, we believe that design optimization is a constant and crucial process. It’s particularly important when a part goes from traditional manufacturing techniques to 3D Printing, where the same restrictions simply do not apply. In the case of this suction gripper, our Design & Engineering team took the design through multiple stages of evolution until we had a 3D-printed part that costs less than one-third of the original, is nearly a quarter of the weight, and needs no assembly. All that while using the same material: aluminum.
Want to find out how your projects could benefit from Additive Manufacturing?
If you think that your own production line could benefit from Additive Manufacturing, but you’re not sure where to start, let us help you. Our 3DP Scan is an audit for Additive Manufacturing, held on your premises, by Materialise engineers. Our consultants will look for AM potential on the spot and provide you with a full report afterwards.