3D Printing for the engineering and manufacturing sectors
Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D Printing as it's more popularly known, is a game-changing technology for the engineering and manufacturing sectors. It is literally transforming how products are conceived, designed, and manufactured and one company at the forefront of the 'Industrial Revolution 2.0' is Belgium-based AM experts, Materialise. PIF takes a closer look at their model services.
Materialise are Europe's Largest Single-Site Factory for Additive Manufacturing. Headquartered in Leuven, Belgium – but with sites across Europe – their international team of specialized designers, CAD engineers and more than 80 Additive Manufacturing machines, have brought them to the attention of the manufacturing world, following 20 years of innovation and growth.
What products do Materialise offer?
Materialise's list of products and services is as long as it is impressive. The following are just a few of it's many 3D Printing specialisms:
Stereolithography: Starting from a 3D image, a part is built slice by slice from bottom to top in a vessel of liquid polymer that hardens when struck by a laser beam. A next day service, the first 24 hour service for online ordering of stereolithography prototypes, is available for orders placed before 12 noon CET. Meanwhile, their unique Mammoth Stereolithography technology allows for large components (bigger than two metres) to be built in one piece, on exclusive mammoth prototyping machines, and serve as fully functional parts.
They also excel in PolyJet technology, ColorJet Printing, Hand Lay-Up and Tetrashell TM. For more information visit www.materialise.com.
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