Manufacturing

Bringing Back the Spirit of a Classic Sports Car

Solutions: Reverse Engineering

In more than a 100 years of automobile history, only a handful of cars hit the books as iconic models. One such model is the Mercedes 300 SL. Today, the original spirit of a 55-year-old beauty was brought back to life with 3D-printed spare parts.

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Manufacturing

Get into High Gear with Altair’s Optimized Race Car Brake Pedal

Solutions: CAD, 3-matic, Additive Manufacturing

Altair, a company offering technology and services for business and engineering innovation, has twenty years of experience in optimizing strength in structure and design. In the past, their users redesigned optimized models in CAD and sent them for conventional manufacturing.

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Manufacturing

The Future of Personalization Looks Bawsome

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, Streamics

With Bawsome, you can personalize glasses according to frame (both front and temples) and lens color. Not only that, but you can also write messages on the side in the color of your choice to “change your accessory into a statement”.

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Medical

Revolutionizing Jaw Angle Surgery with 3D Planning and Custom Implant Design

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite, ProPlan CMF

The team of Professor Mommaerts from the European Face Centre planned a complex jaw angle reconstruction with Materialise’s PROPLAN CMF and 3-matic software for a girl with hemifacial microsomia.

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Software

Materialise 3-matic Makes Topology Optimization More Attractive

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

A Delft University graduate student wanted to use topology optimization to minimize the volume and weight of an aircraft engine bracket. However, it was taking too long to convert optimized files back to a CAD format: until he tried 3-maticSTL.

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Software

Sagrada Familia: Magics Meets Modernism

Solutions: Magics, Rapid Prototyping

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.

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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

3D Printing a More Efficient Food Supply Chain with Wakati

Solutions: Additive Manufacturing, FDM, Stereolithography, Vacuum Casting

According to the United Nations, 45% of fruit and vegetables spoil before they reach the market, squandering almost half of the labor and investments. Instead of trying to double production, an inventive young Belgian product developer decided to tackle the root cause: storage!

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Manufacturing

Change the Focus with Panasonic

Solutions: Stereolithography

“The moment you pick it up, life becomes art.” With this sentence Panasonic perfectly describes the concept of its Lumix GM1: extremely compact, amazing performance, wonderful style. Add some 3D printing, and it gets even better.

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Medical

Using 3D Technology to Help a Man Get Back on the Waves

Solutions: Surgical Guides

Through the help of specialized surgical planning and guiding tools from Materialise, Koen was able to make a full recovery after suffering from a long battle with lateral compartment arthritis in his knee.

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Medical

3D-Printed Congenital Heart Defect Models for Pre-Surgical Planning

Solutions: Mimics Innovation Suite

Congenital heart defects affect eight out of every one thousand newborns. This case explored the feasibility of using a 3D-printed, patient-specific, compliant model of a patient’s heart anatomy for pre-surgical planning.

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Manufacturing

Powering the Punch Powertrain Solar Team with an Award-Winning 3D Printed Battery Pack

Following their reputation as engineers of the future, the members of the Punch Powertrain Solar Team wanted to incorporate 3D printed components in their solar car for The World Solar Challenge 2013.

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