Reviving Pier Luigi Nervi’s art forms with additive manufacturing technology
Twelve scale models of Italian artist, Pier Luigi Nervi’s architectural masterpieces are constructed in stereolithography on Materialise Mammoth machines.
The first Sprite prototypes have been made with the help of Materialise
Gérard Périssel, a 63-year-old designer, came up with the idea, and after four years of research, the Sprite has come to life, exists and can get you from A to B. It’s a small car for urban use, available in two versions, for drivers with or without a licence. It is a successor to the legendary 2CV, the extremely famous Méhari and the unforgettable Austin Mini Moke.
Materialise contributes to Pininfarina Sintesi concept car
At the 78th International Motor Show in Geneva, Pininfarina presented the Sintesi, a new concept car that explores ideas and solutions for the car of the future. It is the first time in history that additive technologies play such a prominent role in a concept car project.
Impressive material range: A solution for each application
Puzzled which material you should choose? Materialise has such an extensive material & technology range that we can imagine you sometimes can’t see the wood for the trees. Let’s go through the benefits of each material once again in an overview of our primary material range.
Automotive testimony: Perfect bumper match
Plastic Omnium Auto Exterior is a global leader in the design and manufacture of bumpers, fenders, body panels and body modules. At the 2003 Frankfurt show Plastic Omnium introduced an entirely new concept of fixing headlights onto the bumper instead of onto the vehicle. This project was taken to the next step in 2004. The project leaders needed a bumper skin that could be assembled with this new concept in order to be able to present it to different automotive manufacturers.
Materialise helps Jaguar engineers realise the CX-75 concept car
Specialists from Materialise UK have worked with Jaguar Land Rover engineers to provide solutions for the unique design challenges associated with the company’s revolutionary CX-75 concept car. Because the concept design called for organic shapes to be used in the interior cabin traditional machining methods were unsuitable. Therefore, the alternative production techniques offered by Materialise were used, with the advantage that they not only provided the desired results but were also cost effective.
Materialise contributes to Lewis Hamilton's bike
BERU f1systems proudly presented a prototype of their revolutionary Factor 001 bike to F1 legend Lewis Hamilton at the British Driver’s club awards. Materialise, leader in rapid prototyping and manufacturing (RP&M) solutions, produced the visual prototype for BERU f1systems using their patented Mammoth stereolithography and selective laser sintering machines to create a model which was fully representative of the final production bike.
Lear Automotive saves time and money with metal plating technology
Thanks to Materialise’s unique combination of Mammoth stereolithography and Metal Plating service, Lear automotive is able to perform trimming trials on metal frames of car seat prototypes in a cost efficient way, with representative thicknesses of the final frame.
Prototyped BMW Mini Cooper
Materialise pulled the sheet on a prototyped car that shows the unique solutions its Industrial Services & Software divisions can provide by joining forces. Being active in both the software and the rapid prototyping field gives Materialise the advantage to offer advanced, tailor-made solutions.