Indian Jewelry Giant Titan Stays on the Cutting Edge with 3D Printing

Stephanie Benoit
March 22, 2017

Titan Company Ltd. is one of the foremost watchmakers and jewelry manufacturers of India. With daughter brands such as Tanishq, Gold Plus and Zoya, Titan has an enormous audience with constantly shifting tastes that need to be anticipated if the company wants to keep its competitive edge. So how does Titan keep their innovative spirit alive? They use the power of 3D Printing!

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The New HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Machine: Testing in Full Swing

Radhika Dhuru
March 21, 2017

The surface of Materialise engineer Giovanni Vleminckx’s desk is covered in stone-grey 3D prints. Gears, hinges, interlocking links, and the odd Yoda-like figurine. Meet the first test prints of the widely anticipated HP Jet Fusion 3D printer! Announced last autumn, the news of the HP Multi Jet Fusion technology quickly spread waves of excitement throughout the 3D printing world — and Materialise is privileged with prior access to the new technology. Giovanni, as a researcher and engineer in our production unit, got the opportunity to run frequent tests on the machine. Here’s what he thinks.

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ECR 2017: Medical 3D Printing Steps Into Prime Time

Stephanie Benoit
March 20, 2017

With more than 26,000 visitors buzzing around interactive displays, the European Conference of Radiology (ECR) is the biggest one of its kind in Europe. This year’s edition in Vienna was filled with a breathtaking, ethereal decor of floral floating skulls and very exciting innovations.

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New Albert Heijn Distribution Center Represented by Giant 3D-Printed Scale Model

Stephanie Benoit
March 16, 2017

Dutch company Vanderlande handles logistics automation, making processes in warehouses more efficient and streamlined. Imagine the warehouse of the future, with rows upon rows of crates that seem to know exactly where they’re going. When multinational supermarket chain Albert Heijn was looking for a new, automated layout for its main distribution center, Vanderlande stepped in to provide it. Materialise 3D-printed their highly complex automated distribution center with a scale model, so that they could clearly show their clients what the new system offered.

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3D Medical Printing Opens a Door to the Cardiovascular Training of the Future

Marta Sambaer
March 15, 2017

Have you ever wondered how clinicians train their psycho-motor skills to perform fast and precise interventions? Certain medical branches, such as interventional radiology, are moving rapidly forward and the training of its specialists must be completely up to date. 

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4 Things to Look Forward to at AMUG

Abbey Delaney
March 13, 2017

It’s time for AMUG – the 3D printing event that has been around since the early days of the technology. It unites people from the industry both new and veterans and is a great way to discover new innovations, network, and learn about the exciting projects.  This year Materialise will once again be attending AMUG in Chicago, from March 19-23. At the event, see our latest innovations, get a demo of our 3D printing software suite, including Magics, and hear from our team of experts who will be giving presentations.

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Materialise World Conference Wins Visit.Brussels Ambassador Trophy

Stephanie Benoit
March 07, 2017

Materialise was awarded a Visit.Brussels Ambassador trophy thanks to our biennial conference, the Materialise World Summit. This event aims to gather key influencers in order to open a discussion on the direction the 3D printing industry is evolving, and has always been held in Brussels. Last year’s edition hosted over 100 speakers and over 1000 visitors , and we were very proud to receive recognition from the city of Brussels itself for contributing to the intellectual and professional stimulation of Brussels.

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Helping FMTS to Build a Metal 3D Printer from Scratch with Materialise Software

Stephanie Benoit
March 06, 2017

What do you do when a customer asks you to build a metal 3D printer from scratch? German company Frydryszik Manufacturing + Technical Services (FMTS) is specialized in providing manufacturing and technical services for all sorts of companies, but they had never worked with 3D Printing before.

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What to Expect at AAOS 2017

Stephanie Benoit
March 06, 2017

It’s that time of year again – our medical team is gearing up for the biggest orthopedic conference in the world, AAOS. It’s a great opportunity to get out there and meet some of the foremost orthopedic experts in the world, as well as learning about new discoveries and innovations going on in orthopedics.

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Accuracy, Ease of Use and PACS Compatibility: Choosing the Right Orthopaedic Surgical Planning and Templating Solution

Clare Satterly
March 02, 2017

The ultimate objective for an orthopaedic surgeon must be to achieve optimum mobility and a pain-free life for their patient. Pre-operative planning plays a crucial role in achieving optimal outcomes, providing an intra-operative guide for the surgeon to, for example, check resection levels and alignment, as well as the size and position of the implant.

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