Jan.13, 2013

As one of leading additive manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing) service company, Materialise is helping bring great ideas to life with the newest technology. Materialise, founded 20 years ago by Wilfried Vancraen, has helped making numerous prototypes of products later manufactured by the millions.

Materialise's software is powering new innovations in biomedical research, healthcare and medical solutions. Furthermore their online service allows anyone to create their own customized object. In 2012 in cooperation with Materialise Formula Group T developed a body enclosure of Areion using "Mammoth stereolithography" machines. Formula Group T showcased "Areion", the world's first 3D printed race car at Formula Student challenge 2012. It was tested on Hockenheim race circuit on July 31st and it went from zero to 100km/h in just 4 seconds. The maximum speed Areion achieved was 141km/h.

People.com.cn visited Materialise's headquarters in Leuven, Belgium recently and were offered a round tour of the company, as well as experiencing the Areion for themselves.

Mammoth stereolithography machine

Images credit: people.com.cn | Jie Zhang






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