Software

A Lightweight Battery Structure: Born to Race

Solutions: 3-matic, Build Processor, Magics

At the biennial World Solar Challenge this year, where solar-powered race cars made by university students race an impressive 3,021 km across Australia, the Belgian team’s car had a whopping average speed of 90km/h. One of their secret weapons? An inventive battery structure.

Read more
Manufacturing

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.

Read more
Manufacturing

adidas Futurecraft: The Ultimate 3D-Printed Personalized Shoe

Solutions: 3-matic, Additive Manufacturing, Streamics

Your feet are unique: your running shoes should be too. Materialise’s 3D Printing software and solutions are helping sporting goods giant adidas unveil the future of performance footwear with Futurecraft 3D: a unique 3D-printed running shoe midsole, tailored to an individual’s foot.

Read more
Software

Materialise Slicing Technology Enables Toyota’s Lightweight Car Seat

Solutions: 3-matic, Build Processor, Laser Sintering

Toyota wanted to produce a lightweight car seat prototype with minimal volume and an optimal heat capacity. Not only was it challenging to design, but working with such a large file size was tough too. Fortunately, Toyota had Materialise’s engineering team and software expertise to work with.

Read more
Software

No Old Dinosaur: KAYIWA’s 3D-Printed DINO Clothes Rack

Solutions: 3-matic, Magics

Those familiar with Finnish designer Lincoln Kayiwa, founder of the KAYIWA design studio, may remember the DIPLODOCUS clothes rack. Now he presents to you the DINO clothes rack, with coat hangers that mimic a dinosaur’s bone structure, designed with some help from Magics.

Read more
Software

See the World through a Colorful, Multi-Textured Telescope

Solutions: 3-matic, Magics, PolyJet

Telescope aficionados looking to stand out with their newest acquisition can now go for a 3D-printed telescope with different textures and colors, thanks to Materialise software program Materialise 3-matic and Stratasys’ Objet printers.

Read more
Manufacturing

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.

Read more
Software

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.

Read more
Software

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.

Read more
Manufacturing

Kipling: No Monkey Business

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

Belgian bag and accessories brand Kipling puts its famous monkey mascot in the forefront with the new “City Jungle Shopper”, created from the world’s first fully flexible 3D Printing material.

Read more
Manufacturing

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.

Read more
Software

“Smoke Dress” Hits the Volkswagen Catwalk

Solutions: 3-matic, Magics, TPU 92A-1

In a special creation for the Frankfurt International Motor Show, designer Anouk Wipprecht explores the interactive design capabilities of 3D Printing with the innovative “Smoke Dress”.

Read more