Manufacturing

20% Cost Reduction for Primo Toys with Additive Manufacturing

The Cubetto Playset is a tangible interface which teaches children programming logic without needing to read. Starting life as a Kickstarter Project, Primo Toys needed to deliver a short series run for their initial orders. They found their ideal production method in Additive Manufacturing.

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Medical

3D-Printed Heart Model Helps 16-Year-Old Heart Tumor Patient

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite

It’s devastating news when you find out that your grandchild was born with a heart tumor. This was the news that Christine White heard when her grandson, Bradley, was only three.

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Manufacturing

HOYA’s Vision Simulator & EyeGenius: 3D-Printed Eyecare Devices

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing

What was your last eye test at the optician’s like? Materialise’s partnership with HOYA is bringing in a virtual reality simulator that lets you truly experience lenses before buying them, while a brand-new, high-precision eye examination system offers opticians a choice of 60 vision tests.

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Manufacturing

Behind the New Frames in the 3D-Printed Cabrio Collection: A Chat with Eyewear Designer Bieke Hoet!

Having set the bar up high, Materialise and Hoet are back with all-new frames, featuring all-new innovations including the world’s first 3D-printed adjustable temple system, to expand the 3D-printed Cabrio collection.

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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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Software

Nanyang Polytechnic Streamlines its AM Production Process

Solutions: Magics, Streamics

Singapore’s Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP) has been driving 3D printing innovation and adoption in Asia for 20 years with their Additive Manufacturing Innovation Centre (AMIC). To manage and sustain their Additive Manufacturing process, AMIC has established a partnership with Materialise.

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Manufacturing

The PEUGEOT FRACTAL Concept Car: 3D Printing Acoustic Interiors

Solutions: Build Processor, Laser Sintering, Streamics

PEUGEOT was in quest of the perfect concept car: a fully-electric urban coupé wrapped up in sleek aesthetics — but above all, it had to sound perfect. To create an anechoic chamber in the car’s interior, and maximize the effect of the sound system, PEUGEOT turned to laser sintering.

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Software

A Drive for Fashion: Anouk Wipprecht and the Audi A4 Collection

Solutions: Magics

FashionTech designer Anouk Wipprecht’s dresses are based on the intersection between technology and design, and explore the interaction between human beings and their personal spaces. For her Audi A4 collection, Anouk used Materialise Magics to prepare her designs for 3D printing.

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Software

MythBusters and Magics: Making Homer Simpson’s Head

Solutions: Magics

Simpsons fans will remember the scene in The Simpsons Movie where Homer Simpson swings through the air on a wrecking ball and absorbs the shock with his potbelly. Wait, can Homer really stop a 5,000-pound wrecking ball from destroying a house? MythBusters had to find out!

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Manufacturing

Trimble UX5 Drones: From Prototyping to Certified Additive Manufacturing

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Certified Additive Manufacturing, Laser Sintering, Polyamide, Rapid Prototyping

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.

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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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Software

VTT Presents an Organic, Lightweight Hydraulic Valve

Solutions: 3-matic, Additive Manufacturing, Build Processor, Magics, Metal 3D Printing

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland wanted to produce a strong and light hydraulic valve with minimal risk of leakage. Since this is an impossible challenge with traditional manufacturing technology, VTT decided to explore the possibilities of 3D Printing.

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