Manufacturing

Shell Brings Robotic Inspection to the Global Energy Industry

Solutions: Laser Sintering, Stereolithography

Employing robots to conduct equipment inspections is a longstanding focus for Shell – one with potentially huge safety and efficiency benefits. To avoid transporting its large and valuable robots to promotional events, Shell asked Materialise to create smaller models to serve as demonstrators. Through a bespoke combination of 3D Printing technologies, materials and finishing techniques, Materialise produced two precise replicas that look exactly like the original machines.

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Manufacturing

Philips’ Lightbulb Moment: 3D Printing Becomes Essential Production Thinking

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.

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Manufacturing

Organizing Meters of Aircraft Wiring: Fokker Elmo’s Cable Twist Wheels

Solutions: 3-matic, Certified Additive Manufacturing

Fokker Elmo specializes in solutions to keep the immense wiring of an aircraft clear and manageable before and during installation. With clever 3D-printed assembly tools, Fokker Elmo keeps its production routing process organized, even when handling hundreds of meters of wiring.

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Manufacturing

Rimac's Concept_One

Solutions: Stereolithography

The world’s first electric supercar, the Concept One, can go from 0–62 mph in 2.8 seconds and reach speeds of 300 km per hour. Even more, it’s sporting 3D Printed parts.

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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

Keeping intrion Robots Up to Speed

Solutions: Laser Sintering

As a leader in industrial automation solutions, intrion relies on smart manufacturing to keep their components light, durable and up to speed with their customers’ changing challenges.

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Manufacturing

Sound Advice for Redesigning a Small Series Brain Scanner

Challenged to redesign SonoWand’s real-time brain scanning system, Creo Development sought the expert advice of Materialise engineers for manufacturing solutions that would work for this small series.

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Manufacturing

Improving Small Series Production for Nikon Handheld 3D Scanners

Additive Manufacturing provides the perfect combination of flexibility and on-demand production to keep Nikon Metrology’s new generation of handheld laser scanners up to date and ready when you are.

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