…because our 3D printers can print wood! It’s finally here: wood has become the newest material to join the ever-growing 3D Printing family. And this is how five designers rose to i.materialise’s ‘3D Printed Wood Challenge’.
Although the summer is about to start and music festivals are popping up everywhere, we’re not talking about those kinds of metal heads. We mean the guys that make sure our aluminum printing service runs smoothly. Is it as much fun as attending a summer festival?
On this Material Monday we want to focus on Multicolor, a wonderful 3D printing material that offers users the possibility to print in full color. Models made out of multicolor are constructed from a fine granular powder giving the surface a sandy, granular look.
Ceramics have a long and beautiful history in the world of art. From delicate Paleolithic Venus figurines to glossy dinner plates to 3D-printed coffee cups, ceramics have come a long way since 24,000 BC: consumers can mass-produce quality ceramic 3D prints. Given the long history of ceramics as a premium material that is as functional as it is ornamental, and as strong as it is delicate, the very idea of 3D-printed ceramics conjures up frenzied questions about this material’s future: Is it food safe? Durable? Recyclable? Allergy-triggering? Cheap? High detail? Can you store hot liquid in it? This article intends to answer some of the most pressing questions about 3D-printed ceramics, and to mark the innovations in store for this 3D-printed material. Read on!
It’s been a major challenge in 3D Printing to develop plastic pieces that are able to withstand long-term heat exposure. The launch of the Ultem 9085 material for FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) was in fact a giant step forward in material engineering. Flame resistant, limited smoke production, low ignition risk. Is it as promising as it sounds? Watch this video and see for yourself!
As a marketing coordinator, once in a while it’s necessary to leave the desk, get your boots on and see what’s happening in the field. Even if that takes getting up at 3:30 in the morning to catch a plane to Malmö, Sweden.
In March of last year, Materialise announced the official launch of a new, highly flexible and durable material for 3D Printing (Laser Sintering to be precise): TPU 92A-1, or Rubber-Like for our i.materialise users.