Manufacturing

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.

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Software

Texturing 453 Surfaces of a Shoe Sole: Discover Texturing

Solutions: 3-matic, Build Processor, e-stage, Magics, Stereolithography

Shoe manufacturers often use a master to cast the soles of the shoe. Instead of creating a mold for each type of sole, the bigger shoe manufacturers nowadays 3D print the soles. Manually assigning a texture to each surface area takes a lot of time. In addition, you end up with huge STL file sizes that your computer can no longer handle.

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Software

Unlimited Design Freedom and Short Lead Times for Titan’s Jewelry Business

Solutions: Magics, Magics 3D Print Suite

Jewelry lovers, especially in India, are familiar with the names Tanishq, Gold plus and Zoya. Three exclusive brands created by Titan Company Ltd, a company with decades of experience in manufacturing quartz watches and exquisite jewelry.

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Software

RP CAST Renders Precision Casting More Time and Cost-Effective

Solutions: Magics

RP CAST is a South Korean company specialized in the production of metal parts, ranging from prototypes and small-scale production of turbines to valves and compressor cases. As echoed in their company name, they primarily use precision casting to produce these parts.

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Manufacturing

3D Printing a More Efficient Food Supply Chain with Wakati

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, FDM, Stereolithography, Vacuum Casting

According to the United Nations, 45% of fruit and vegetables spoil before they reach the market, squandering almost half of the labor and investments. Instead of trying to double production, an inventive young Belgian product developer decided to tackle the root cause: storage!

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Medical

NewBorn Heart Rate Sensor: 3D Printing to Reduce Infant Mortality

Solutions: Rapid Prototyping, Stereolithography, Vacuum Casting

A baby’s breathing needs to be watched closely after birth but traditional methods make continuous monitoring difficult. Laerdal Medical called on Materialise to help create a life-saving solution.

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Manufacturing

Prototypes Take Flight with the Gatewing X100

Solutions: Vacuum Casting

Terrain-mapping aircraft have very specific needs when it comes to their parts. With the introduction of Additive Manufacturing, Gatewing gains flexibility to keep key parts durable and lightweight.

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Manufacturing

Helping Transform a Bright Idea into an Outstanding Consumer Product...

Solutions: Laser Sintering, Stereolithography, Vacuum Casting

Industrial designer Philip Ross’ passion is to create intuitive, human-inspired lighting. By teaming up with Materialise, he transformed this passion into a novel world-class product: the Fonckel One.

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Manufacturing

The RBM Noor, Tested to the Bone, Before it even Existed!

Solutions: Rapid Prototyping, Vacuum Casting

To live up to their vision ‘to make the world a better place to sit’, Scandinavian Business Seating takes their designs to the test with a series of rapid 3D Printed prototypes.

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