CASE STUDIES & WHITE PAPERS

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CASE STUDIES & WHITE PAPERS

CHABLOZ ORTHOPÉDIE

Chabloz Orthopédie specializes in custom-made prosthetics, orthotics, and large orthopedic devices such as lower and upper limb prostheses for daily life or sports; myoelectric prostheses; helmets for babies with plagiocephaly (flat-head syndrome); and other such devices.

Chabloz works closely with rehabilitation specialists in regions throughout France to develop the best functional orthopedic solutions for patients and their families. Owned by German prosthetics company Ottobock, Chabloz is able to expand its product reach to more French locations as well as other locations around the world.

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MATERIALISE & AVULAR

Avular extensively uses 3D printing both for prototyping and as a production method for parts of their products, such as drones. 3D printing and its materials allow Avular to integrate wiring guides, clicking mechanisms, battery holders, PCB holders, and hollow spaces that would be impossible to make with other manufacturing methods. With a business strategy that revolves around ondemand production, 3D printing gives Avular the advantage of design flexibility when their customers require adjustments to drone designs.

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SMILE DIRECT CLUB

SmileDirectClub is the first direct-to-consumer med-tech platform for teeth straightening and transforming smiles. Through their cutting-edge teledentistry technology and vertically integrated model, SmileDirectClub is revolutionizing the oral care industry. Founded in 2014, SmileDirectClub pioneered a groundbreaking teledentistry platform that connects eligible consumers with an affiliated network of 250+ locally licensed dentists and orthodontists, who leverage SmileDirectClub’s technology to prescribe and manage remote clear aligner therapy at a cost up to 60% less than traditional braces. To date, the company has helped more than 750,000 people across three continents achieve a smile they love.

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SKORPION ENGINEERING

Freestyle motorbike rider Alvaro Dal Farra wanted to integrate customized functional parts (fairing, fuel tank) for his Kawasaki KX 450 3D Core motorbike. Thanks to HP Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) technology, Skorpion Engineering was able to design and 3D print these parts using HP 3D High Reusability (HR)1 PA 12. The material’s enhanced mechanical properties and robustness are important for a racing motorbike, which requires durable parts that can handle the twists and turns of a race.

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MEIDAI

Hangzhou MEIDAI Technology Co., Ltd. (“MEIDAI”) is a fashion technology startup that provides comfortable and personalized products to fashion-forward customers all over the world. MEIDAI’s founding members have more than 10 years of experience in the eyewear manufacturing industry, and as such, they specialize in designing and selling fashionable eyewear from their website.

Until recently, MEIDAI relied on traditional manufacturing methods to create eyewear, but they learned that due to the number of steps involved in using these technologies, the costs became too high. Therefore, MEIDAI had to compromise quality in order to achieve an efficient cost per part and needed to invest in tooling or molds in order to obtain a return on investment for long-run production series.

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AENIUM Burl oak-Certified 3D-Printer Nasal Swabs

The COVID-19 pandemic tested global health care capabilities. Supply chains were disrupted, requiring local agile solutions for certified medical devices. Many companies are collaborating with their local governments to provide critical medical devices such as ventilator components, ICU critical parts, face shields, face mask filters, etc., to fight the shortages.

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The World’s Largest Single Piece 3D Printed Rocket Engine

Additive Manufacturing for Space Propulsion
Satellite Parts, Rocket Engines and More From the 3D Printer
Spacecraft and satellites have always been reliant on new and advanced technologies. Today, it’s 3D printing that is opening up new design and manufacturing opportunities, even for the most relevant parts. An increasing number of young companies are entering the space industry – armed with the knowledge that 3D printing technology is capable of satisfying the strict requirements of the aerospace industry while remaining cost-efficient overall.

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Production On Demand at Daimler EvoBus

Efficient Spare Parts Logistics With Additive Manufacturing
Spare parts management comes with a long list of challenges: high storage and logistics costs, overproduction caused by minimum purchase volumes, and long waiting times are standard and prevalent. Sometimes, the supplier is no longer offering the part by the time it is needed. An example of this is, trains and buses are usually in service for 20+ years, so when there is the need for spare parts, most are usually discontinued.

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