There are already so many ways your business can benefit from 3D Printing today. We have so much available at our fingertips, from the plethora of materials and printing technologies to integrated software solutions that enable precise 3D Printing.
Then the question is, how can 3D Printing solve your business’s toughest challenges to reach unprecedented heights?
At the Materialise World Conference, our speakers from a wide range of industries, company sizes, and areas of expertise will give you examples of how 3D Printing has improved efficiency, helped their companies create better products and changed their businesses over time.
Here are just a few examples of some of the speakers who will present their use of AM during our Additive Manufacturing Summit
3D Printing Brought Breakthrough in Samsonite Luggage Innovation
Samsonite is no stranger to making stylish durable luggage. Nor are they strangers to using 3D Printing software and prototyping to make durable luggage even more lightweight.
Two representatives from Samsonite, Vivien Cheng and Erik Sijmons, will come present ways that Samsonite’s product development has gone further thanks to 3D Printing.
Vivien Cheng has been the head of product development department for hard-side travel luggage at Samsonite Europe NV since 2012. Together with her team, she successfully developed many new suitcase models, including the Lite-cube, which relied on Materialise’s software and Factory for 3D Printing to realize the 55 cm model.
Erik Sijmons is the European Senior Design Manager at Samsonite who has designed approximately 32 luggage collections (hard, soft and hybrid concepts) since joining the company in 1986. One of Erik’s most notable achievements is designing the award-winning Cosmolite collection. The collection introduced in 2008, won the Red Dot Design Award “Best of the Best 2010”, and is still Samsonite’s bestselling product in Europe.
Business Model Innovation in the Automation Industry: the Case of SCHUNK eGrip
When running a plant with automated manufacturing, it is important to have grippers with the right shape, texture, and flexibility to handle your products.
SCHUNK eGrip brings customized solutions for grippers to a whole new level. A browser-based, license-free application to create and order tailor-made gripper fingers in just a few mouse clicks, this service is a seamless integration of 3D software and additive manufacturing to create one novel application.
Ralf Becker has been head of the advanced technology department in SCHUNK since the beginning of 2012. When he took up this role, he was already well-acquainted with the importance of Additive Manufacturing: prior to joining SCHUNK he worked for seven years at Fraunhofer IPA to reestablish this technology as an important field of action.
During this presentation, Ralf will explain how Additive Manufacturing helped create a user-friendly interface that automates the design phase and allows for immediate order placement. The seamless blend between software and manufacturing makes this project an excellent example of these two sides working together to make one novel product.
Bawsome: SMEs Can Create Personalized Solutions with 3D Printing
With Bawsome, you can personalize eyewear according to frame (both front and temples) and lens color. Not only that, but you can also add text to the temples (up to 10 characters long, built into the design) in the color of your choice to “change your accessory into a statement”.
This type of personalization is made much easier thanks to 3D Printing, which makes it possible to efficiently create something suited to your customer’s distinct taste, saying goodbye to one-size-fits-all products.
Bawsome started as an idea Matt Tymowski and Max Malicki explored in their spare time. Thanks to Matt’s job developing custom solutions for construction companies, he was already indirectly exposed to 3D Printing, interested in customization, and recognized that 3D Printing has lots of potential for personalization.
Matt wanted to develop a product that doesn’t use traditional methods and can make unique, personalized objects. So by working with Mateiralise’s Factory for 3D Printing, he’s been able to start his personalized eyewear business with a software solution and production model that is suited for his company’s needs.
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