Leuven, Belgium – July 26, 2018. Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS) is realizing its largest Stereolithography project yet – a life-size, 3D-printed reconstruction of the first mammoth skeleton that was ever displayed in Western Europe. The 320 bones making up the skeleton were scanned and digitally reconstructed and will still be printed, finished and fitted with a customized frame to hold up the skeleton. From October onwards, the 3D-printed mammoth will be on display in the Belgian city of Lier, the place where the original mammoth was found.
Lier, Belgium - 12 juli, 2018. Voor de allereerste keer zal een volledig mammoet-skelet op ware grootte in 3D geprint worden. Het gaat om een reproductie van de Mammoet van Lier, het eerste bijna volledige mammoet-skelet van België, dat in 1860 bij graafwerken in de Pallieterstad is gevonden. Het skelet werd ondergebracht in het Museum voor Natuurwetenschappen in Brussel, waar het nog altijd te zien is.
Leuven, Belgium – May 23, 2018. Materialise, through a partnership with RSPrint, has entered into an agreement with HP to scale an end-to-end 3D solution to design and manufacture fully customized 3D-printed insoles. FitStation powered by HP will integrate Materialise software for 3D design automation, print preparation and production management. This alliance offers footwear brands the opportunity to express their unique brand proposition by allowing them to produce truly individualized products on-demand.
Leuven, Belgium – 17 April, 2018. RapidFit, a tool manufacturer and subsidiary of the 3D printing specialist Materialise, is launching a new innovation in its tried-and-tested modular system for automotive tooling. The innovative combination of carbon fiber beams and individual 3D-printed elements makes it possible to produce jigs and inspection fixtures that are up to 90 percent lighter than conventionally produced tools. The decreased weight makes it possible for a single person to operate and move the fixtures without using heavy equipment.
Leuven, Belgium – April 9, 2018. Materialise is now producing the first 3D-printed parts to be placed in the cabins of Airbus’s commercial aircraft, where they will be visible to passengers: spacer panels located alongside the overhead storage compartments. The panels are Airbus’ first cabin parts with full bionic design certification, a successful result of Airbus’ ongoing efforts to optimize part weight. Compared with the original design, intended for conventional production methods, the 3D-printed panels are 15% lighter.