Manufacturing

Fmhofmann Powers Eyewear Creativity with 3D Printing

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing

Inspired by the design freedom that 3D Printing presents and armed with a creative concept unlike any other, leading designer Fabián Hofmann presented Materialise with a challenge. To partner with him in creating the industry’s first eyewear range with complex moving parts created entirely from additive technologies. With a re-imagined titanium ‘VOID’ hinge, a lightweight open core frame design, and an entirely new surface finish, ‘Cosmos’ was born.

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Manufacturing

Titanium Inserts for Spacecraft: 66% Lighter with Metal 3D Printing

Solutions: 3-matic, Metal 3D Printing

Each kilogram put into orbit costs around $20,000. Every gram saved helps make space a more attainable frontier. So Materialise worked together with the engineering division of Atos, a global leader in digital services, to reinvent a titanium insert that is widely used in satellites.

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Manufacturing

Suction Gripper in 3D-Printed Aluminum: The Power of (Re)Design

Solutions: Aluminium, Certified Additive Manufacturing, Metal 3D Printing

Making the most of Additive Manufacturing means taking a new approach to design. For this suction gripper, our Design & Engineering team evolved the design 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.

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Manufacturing

LIGHT Letters Make for the Heaviest Data Set We Ever Sent to a 3D Printer

Solutions: 3-matic, Build Processor, Lightweight Structures, Magics, Mammoth Stereolithography, Stereolithography

The Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT was looking for a real showstopper to present itself at the LASER World of Photonics 2015: a set of 2-meter-tall 3D-printed letters, spelling out the word LIGHT. Behind the light print, though, lies a very heavy file and some clever design work.

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Software

Materialise Build Processor Rescues Steven Ma’s 3D-Printed Chain Dress Wedding Veil

Solutions: Build Processor, Laser Sintering, Magics

Shanghai-based XUBERANCE® founder Steven Ma has designed the world’s longest 3D-printed wedding veil, made possible by Materialise’s Build Processor software and 3D Printing services.

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Manufacturing

Iris van Herpen Debuts Wearable 3D Printed Pieces at Paris Fashion Week

For her latest collection, Iris Van Herpen channelled ‘wearable myth’ into two new 3D Printed collaborations. Incorporating organic patterns to enhance the body, it’s a new level in wearable prints.

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Corporate

Materialise’s Wilfried Vancraen at TEDxLeuven

Solutions: Rapid Prototyping

On March 29th, 2012, Materialise’s founder and CEO Wilfried Vancraen took to the TEDxLeuven stage to discuss the power of 3D Printing to create a better quality of life for all.

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Software

Iris Van Herpen’s “Escapism”

Solutions: Magics

Haute Couture Week for Autumn/Winter 2011 showed that fashion would never be the same, as Iris Van Herpen’s new collection transformed the idea of digital escapism into a literal fantasy.

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Corporate

Materialise Kicks Off RAPID 2012 with the 3D FABulous Fashion Show

The RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition started off with a bang with the 3D FABulous Fashion Show that showcased designs that redefined how we think about fashion.

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Manufacturing

Reimagining Reality: Nick Ervinck’s Fantastic New Worlds

Solutions: Mammoth Stereolithography

It’s easy to take the world for granted. Using 3D Printing as just one of his many tools, artist Nick Ervinck creates pieces that challenge people to take a fresh look at the world around them.

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Corporate

Iris Van Herpen’s “Hybrid Holism” Unveiled at Paris Fashion Week

Solutions: Stereolithography

Inspired by Philip Beesley’s “Hylozoic Ground” project, Iris Van Herpen teamed up with Materialise to create a 3D Printed dress evoking a “living” connection of human creations with natural systems.

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Corporate

Hats Off to a Unique Fashion Show at the Materialise World Conference

Solutions: i.materialise

After a day of listening to inspiring speakers, attendees at 2011's Materialise World Conference were treated to a unique fashion show, with a 3D Printed twist.

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