From concept to mass production, innovation is wired into Samsonite’s manufacturing DNA. Over the last ten years, 3D printing has helped the design team find original solutions to complex challenges as they move new projects forward.
Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing
Working together Materialise and Philips Lighting explored the benefits 3D Printing could offer for components in a production environment. The first two parts we developed; a lamp holder bracket, previously prone to part failure and a redesigned suction gripper; are together realizing cost savings of around €89,000 a year.
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, Build Processor, Magics, Metal 3D Printing
The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wanted to produce a strong and light hydraulic valve with minimal risk of leakage. Since this is an impossible challenge with traditional manufacturing technology, VTT decided to explore the possibilities of 3D Printing.
Materialise’s pneumatic grippers made an appearance at the EXPO MILANO 2015, giving a hand (literally) to ABB’s dual-arm robot, YuMi. With these grippers, YuMi can do much of what human hands can do in an assembly-line job, with more precision and consistency.
Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Certified Additive Manufacturing, Materialise Control Platform, Streamics
At the Silmo 2015 optical fair in Paris, the new 3D-printed SEIKO Xchanger sports eyewear collection won the Silmo d’Or award for excellence in optical innovation. This collaboration between Materialise, SEIKO and Hoet demonstrates yet again the added value that 3D Printing brings to eyewear.
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.
Hoet Design Studio’s eyewear, says the studio, is born out of the desire to create a timeless design that is both classic and modern. What better way to do that than to take the ageless art of eyewear design and manufacturing into the dynamic, forward-looking world of 3D Printing?
What’s the best way to enter a harbor in style? The bow of the luxury yacht KISMET is now adorned with a massive majestic jaguar, good for scaring off any maritime threats. Materialise was delighted to help make this yacht owner’s dream come true.
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.
With Bawsome, you can personalize glasses according to frame (both front and temples) and lens color. Not only that, but you can also write messages on the side in the color of your choice to “change your accessory into a statement”.
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.