Manufacturing

3D Printing Meets Prehistoric Preservation: Materialise Prints Life-Size Mammoth Skeleton

Solutions: 3-matic, Mammoth Stereolithography, RapidFit+, Stereolithography

When it comes to producing an exact replica of a mammoth, one thing is clear. Size matters. Recreating over 300 bones, some of which are over 2 meters in length (bigger than a fully grown adult!), is no small feat. Coupled with the need to avoid any invasive or potentially damaging work on the original bones, this project presented a unique challenge.

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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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Manufacturing

Five Software Packages Lead to One Majestic Jaguar

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Build Processor, Magics, Mammoth Stereolithography

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.

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Manufacturing

The Human Body As a Mini Power Plant

Solutions: Mammoth Stereolithography

In terms of energy, we often see the human body as a consumer. But what if we thought about people not only as energy eaters, but also as energy generators? At Energeticon, a permanent exhibition on energy development in Alsdorf, Germany, you can actually see the human body as a mini power plant.

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Manufacturing

Kipling: No Monkey Business

Solutions: 3-matic, Laser Sintering, Mammoth Stereolithography, TPU 92A-1

Belgian bag and accessories brand Kipling puts its famous monkey mascot in the forefront with the new “City Jungle Shopper”, created from the world’s first fully flexible 3D Printing material.

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Manufacturing

Iris van Herpen and Materialise in the Wired Pop-Up Store 2012

Solutions: Laser Sintering, Mammoth Stereolithography

Iris van Herpen has used 3D Printing to push the boundaries of Haute Couture, picking up countless accolades. WIRED lets shoppers see one of her innovative dresses up close in their NYC Pop-Up Store.

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Manufacturing

The Areion by Formula Group T: The World’s First 3D Printed Race Car

Solutions: 3-matic, Mammoth Stereolithography, Stereolithography

How fast can 3D Printing (and stereolithography in particular) go? The answer, according to the 2012 Formula Group T team, is - more than 140 km/h!

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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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Software

Software Solutions Help Nike in Supporting Great Art

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, e-stage, Magics, Mammoth Stereolithography

Always at the forefront of innovation, Nike’s latest launch enlisted the architectural talents of Daniel Widrig and design freedom of 3D Printing to bring the essence of the body in motion to life.

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Manufacturing

Materialising a 250-year-old Mystery for Yale Architects and the Venice Biennale…

Solutions: Mammoth Stereolithography

Like most architects, the twelve Yale students in Peter Eisenman and Matt Roman’s spring 2012 Piranesi seminar were inspired and puzzled by a series of etchings of ancient Rome that dated back more than two centuries. With the help of Materialise, the students were able to bring the mystery to life and to feature their work at the world-renowned Venice Biennale.

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