Manufacturing

How 3D Printing Helped Morrow Shape the Future of Eyewear 

We talk to Paul Marchal, co-founder of Belgian eyewear brand Morrow, to learn more about their unique autofocus glasses and the crucial role of 3D printing. 

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Manufacturing

How Metal 3D Printing Helps Cool DARE’s First Liquid-Fueled Rocket Engine

How do you cool a rocket engine that burns at over 2000 degrees Celsius? That was just one of the challenges facing a group of students at TU Delft in Project Sparrow. 

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Manufacturing

To See a Song: Materialise Designers Turn Abstract Idea to Personalized Car Speaker Grill Design

This case dives into what can be achieved when the Materialise Design and Engineering team applies their extensive design and additive knowledge to an abstract idea. Read on to discover how they made it possible to see your favorite song and make it a centerpiece in your car. 

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Manufacturing

AM Helps MMI Become Microsurgery Instrumentation Success Story

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing, Laser Sintering

After developing the world’s smallest wristed instruments for microsurgery, MMI needed to quickly make their products market-ready. Discover how AM helped make this possible — and continued to shine once they began producing end-use parts. 

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Manufacturing

Reinventing the Frame: The McLaren Vision Collection 

How a luxury brand, eyewear designer, and company of innovators worked together to find an entirely new solution for creating high-end 3D-printed metal eyewear collections — and brought a vision that was 20 years in the making to life. 

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Manufacturing

Materials and Mindsets: A Beautiful Blend for Sustainable Eyewear and for JF Rey

With Nautinew, JF Rey wanted to see what creative and commercial potential could be unlocked by mixing 3D-printed parts with traditionally crafted eyewear materials.  

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Software

Digital, Interconnected, and Automated: 3D Printer Control for Industry 4.0

Solutions: Magics 3D Print Suite, Streamics

Since it opened in April 2016, Materialise’s production site for metal 3D printing in Bremen has expanded to include more new 3D metal printers. Materialise Streamics software ensures optimum, cost-saving management of the printers and the orders completed with them. Process engineer Philip Buchholz explains how Streamics has been modified to meet requirements from a growing pool of printers to diverse customer needs.

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Manufacturing

Röchling Automotive Is Shifting Gears to Make an Engine 35% Lighter

Solutions: Metal Production

Engineering and manufacturing company Röchling Automotive was given an ambitious target by one of their automobile OEM customers: to reduce the weight of an engine by 35%. After partnering with Materialise to optimize, design, cast an aluminum inlet and print in plastic around the metal core, they are on their way to meeting this goal.

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Software

Volum-e Reduces Metal Support Removal by 50% Using Materialise e-Stage

Solutions: Aluminium, e-stage, Metal 3D Printing

Automation, speed, quality and cost reduction are all important drivers for improving the 3D printing process. Discover how volum-e increased their efficiency of their highly complex metal production. 

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Software

AM Simulation: A Guide to the Best Part Orientation and Support Configuration

Solutions: FEA, Magics, Magics 3D Print Suite, Metal 3D Printing

In this case study, we investigate different part-support configurations of a patient-specific CMF implant, and determine which configuration is most suitable for the AM process. We do this by simulating deformations via inherent strain method and comparing the final deformations of the parts after support removal. 

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