Why Choose the 3-matic Lightweight Structures Module
Materialise 3-matic allows you to create 3D printable internal and external structures that add extra strength, provide cushioning, increase porosity, or simply reduce the weight of your design. It is compatible with data preparation software Materialise Magics and Materialise Build Processor, which means that the limitations and issues related to computation of complex structures are completely bypassed.
Whether it is for research purposes or for end-use, Materialise 3-matic offers the tools you need to optimize your design.
Choose from a Wide Variety of Creative Designs
Add or Design Unit Structures
Use unit structures from the internal library
Design your own structures in CAD and import them to Materialise 3-matic to grow your own library
Optimize Designs Based on Analysis
Analyze the strength of the design with FEA and reinforce the structure density where needed
Control the thickness of your model according to design requirements
Ensure Build Ability
Perform analysis to test if the design is 3D printable
Process complex designs via the slice-based technology of the Materialise Build Processor
A 63% Lighter Titanium Aerospace Part
GE Aviation 3D printed their famous fuel nozzle in one piece. They are one of the many companies that understand the huge impact 3D printing technology can have on the aerospace industry, not only in terms of supply chain, but also in terms of weight reduction. A lighter airplane means lower fuel costs.
Titanium Inserts for Spacecraft: 66% Lighter with Metal 3D Printing
Each kilogram put into orbit costs around $20,000. Every gram saved helps make space a more attainable frontier. So Materialise worked together with the engineering division of Atos, a global leader in digital services, to reinvent a titanium insert that is widely used in satellites.
Materialise Slicing Technology Enables Toyota’s Lightweight Car Seat
Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Central R&D Labs Inc. wanted to produce a lightweight car seat prototype with a minimal volume and an optimal heat capacity. To assist them in creating the complex design, Toyota contacted Materialise’s engineering team. Not only was it challenging to create such a revolutionizing model, but manipulating and building such a large file was a challenge too.
VTT Presents an Organic, Lightweight Hydraulic Valve
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.