Manufacturing

Röchling Automotive Is Shifting Gears to Make an Engine 35% Lighter

Solutions: Metal Production

Engineering and manufacturing company Röchling Automotive was given an ambitious target by one of their automobile OEM customers: to reduce the weight of an engine by 35%. After partnering with Materialise to optimize, design, cast an aluminum inlet and print in plastic around the metal core, they are on their way to meeting this goal.

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Manufacturing

To See a Song: Materialise Designers Turn Abstract Idea to Personalized Car Speaker Grill Design

This case dives into what can be achieved when the Materialise Design and Engineering team applies their extensive design and additive knowledge to an abstract idea. Read on to discover how they made it possible to see your favorite song and make it a centerpiece in your car. 

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Manufacturing

Rethinking and Redesigning: Upgrading an Automotive Tool with Additive Manufacturing

Solutions: Metal 3D Printing

After designers and engineers at Materialise recognized flaws in automotive drape forming, they took up the challenge to redesign a production tool with AM. 

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Manufacturing

Solution additive : Volvo Car Gent réinvente les équipements de production

Solutions: Certified Additive Manufacturing

Volvo Car Gent et Materialise ont découvert qu'en améliorant les performances des outils et équipements et en rationalisant l'approvisionnement de ces derniers, il était possible de réaliser des économies, d'augmenter les marges de production et bien plus encore. Comment ? En associant des pièces imprimées en 3D et des pièces du commerce pour créer plus rapidement des solutions sur mesure. Ce nouveau gabarit d'encollage regroupe tous les anciens composants dans un seul équipement, est plus léger de 64 %, peut être livré en seulement deux semaines et coûte presque deux fois moins cher que l'ancien gabarit.

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