Manufacturing

TAILORED FITS Goes Off Piste in Ski Boot Design

Solutions: FDM

Until now skiers had to make a choice between ski boots that were either comfortable or high performing. TAILORED FITS founder Reto Rindlisbacher wanted to change this by combining these two features into one pair of boots. And he was able to do so thanks to mass customization made possible through 3D printing.

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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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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.

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Manufacturing

A Perfect Finish for Audi A1

Solutions: 3-matic, FDM, RapidFit+

Introduced at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Audi A1 is a beauty to behold. Perfected down to the last detail, when it came time to paint the bicolor version of this car, Audi turned to Materialise.

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Manufacturing

The Gatewing X100: prototypes take flight with manufactured end-use parts

Solutions: Rapid Prototyping, FDM, Laser Sintering, Vacuum Casting

In order to produce the X100, Gatewing uses a combination of manufacturing processes, and for parts that need the extra advantages provided by Additive Manufacturing and Vacuum Casting, they come to Materialise.

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