Personalised manufacturing by Dr Ing Bart Vanderschueren for Materialise
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Stuttgart, 7 July, 2010. ...

Stuttgart, 7 July, 2010.
Dr. Ir. Bart Van Der Schueren, Director Industrial Services Materialise NV, illustrates the growing demand for custom-made products, the resulting challenges and Materialise’s solutions at ‘EuroMold Vormesse-Pressekonferenz’ in a presentation entitled „Personalised Manufacturing: integrated systems required!“

Materialise’s huge Additive Manufacturing capacity – more than 50 machines – combined with their year-long experience and world-wide presence, puts them in pole position to answer to the market’s need for unique, personalised products.

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  • 1. Personalised Manufacturing: Integrated Systems Required Dr Ir Bart Van der Schueren
  • 2. Materialise • Started in 1990 • Grown to over 800 employees worldwide • HQ in Belgium, offices all around the world • Active in diverse domains...
  • 3. The Materialise Group: 4 entities Additive & Low Volume Software .MGX Dental Manufacturing Each entity has its own focus, but their unique combination provides Materialise its strength
  • 4. The Materialise Group: A global presence Ukraine Turkey USA Japan China Hong Kong Taiwan Sweden United India Kingdom Malaysia Czech Singapore Belgium Republic Germany Austria Italy France Spain Portugal Australia Offices Agents Home Offices
  • 5. Market Trend One-size-fits-all of mass appeal Unlimited variety of unique tastes
  • 6. Personalised Manufacturing Niche technical Design products products Medical e-products products
  • 7. Challenges Costs -resources -efficiency Quality Lead time -Repeatability -length -Durability -reliability -Traceability
  • 8. Challenges - Solutions Costs Machines -resources Materials -efficiency Quality Lead time -Repeatability -length Software -Durability -reliability -Traceability
  • 9. Challenges - Solutions • Magics e-RP + e-Tools • Traceability • Monitoring • Reliability • Automation • Reporting • Why • Regulatory • Liability • Optimization • Automation of production process
  • 10. Challenges – Design Automation Mimics + 3-matic Internet based collaborative design
  • 11. Challenges – Bring it to the Market Conventional Shops / network galleries Niche technical Design products products Medical e-products products Medical Companies Internet
  • 12. Challenges – Bring it to the Market Google SketchUp
  • 13. Challenges – Bring it to the Market
  • 14. Conclusion • Growing market opportunities for personalised manufacturing • Still lot of challenges • But solutions possible if full systems are build, combining • Machines • Materials • Software • Design automation • Process automation • Process traceability + monitoring • Connection to the market