By: Altair/Materialise, 2014
Material: Titanium
Technology: Selective Laser Melting
Manufactured by: EOS

To make air travel sustainable and cost-efficient, engineers find ways to make every part as lightweight as possible. To reduce its weight while maintaining its strength, this hinge has been optimized through specialized software and made with 3D printing.

About Altair

Altair is focused on the development and broad application of simulation technology to synthesize and optimize designs, processes and decisions for improved business performance. Privately held with more than 2,000 employees, Altair is headquartered in Troy, Michigan, USA and operates more than 40 offices throughout 20 countries. Today, Altair serves more than 5,000 corporate clients across broad industry segments.

About Materialise

With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Since 1990, Materialise has played an active role in AM for industrial and medical applications by providing medical image processing, surgical simulations, and unique solutions for its customers’ prototyping, production, and medical needs.