Machinery and Equipment

Optimize industrial production with 3D printing

3D printing brings a competitive edge to every stage of the production line, whether you’re manufacturing the final part or the machine that builds it. Create innovative production tools and prototypes; optimize uptime and make obsolescence obsolete with 3D-printed spare parts that are never out of date; and keep your production running smoothly, with lower costs, flexible operations, and de-risked supply chains. 

Water bottle manufacturing machine in a production line

Why choose 3D printing? 

A competitive edge 

Product innovation is key to staying ahead of the competition. 3D printing’s flexibility allows you to create new products with complex structures and shapes and capitalize on emerging trends at a moment’s notice. 

Operational efficiency 

De-risk your supply chain with a digital inventory of 3D-printed parts that you can order and manufacture on demand. Take advantage of short lead times to meet tight deadlines and optimize uptime by redesigning failing parts. 

Increase performance, lower costs 

Benefit from 3D printing’s unmatched performance-to-cost ratio. No tooling costs or minimum order quantities (MOQ), and the ability to design fit-for-purpose parts without the constraints of traditional manufacturing means you can create parts to do exactly what you need at the right price point.   

Why choose Materialise Manufacturing?

Design & Engineering expertise 

Create the perfect part from scratch or optimize an existing design for 3D printing by working with our team of engineers specialized in design for additive manufacturing (AM).  

The options you need 

Printing with Materialise is all about choice. Pick from 3D printing or vacuum casting combined with production-grade metals and polymers to find the ideal solution for even your most demanding projects. 

Post-processing included 

A diverse range of post-processing options for every material ensures your part is accurate and capable of meeting tight tolerances. 

A standardized NPI process 

By establishing a clear flow from your concept to your final product, you can guarantee the quality, repeatability, and reliability of every part you print with us. 

Ideal materials for machinery and equipment

Typical uses of 3D printing in machinery and equipment

Housings and enclosures

Create unique and customized housings designed fit-for-purpose with production-grade materials. With technologies like 3D printing and vacuum casting, you can adapt designs quickly and easily to keep up with changing requirements and produce the parts you need in short series. 

Box 3D printed in PA-AF with "LABMAN" etched into the lid

Inspiration

Get inspired for your next project with a look at how others have used 3D printing for machinery and equipment. 

More inspiration

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