From concept to mass production, innovation is wired into Samsonite’s manufacturing DNA. Over the last ten years, 3D printing has helped the design team find original solutions to complex challenges as they move new projects forward.
When you are revealing your latest concept to the design world you need a prototype that truly represents your vision and shows your design to its full potential. You need a 3D printing partner you can trust to deliver high-quality parts, each in the right technology and material.
Trimble UAS, formerly known as Gatewing, started working with Materialise back when they were designing the surveying and mapping drone Gatewing X100. Four years later, the prototyping partnership has evolved into an ongoing certified additive manufacturing project.
The world-famous Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona has been using 3D Printing since 2001 to continue the work of the great designer Antoni Gaudí. This modernist architect was not able to finish the work during his life. With the assistance of Materialise Magics software, Gaudí’s glorious magnum opus is well on its way to completion.
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.