Visualizing the Human Anatomy: 500 Years Since Andreas Vesalius

Elizabeth Boorman
April 30, 2014

Like many books of the Renaissance, The Fabric of the Human Body is an exceptional book in both its in-depth anatomical knowledge and its collection of beautifully sketched drawings. Andreas Vesalius, the author of this 7-volume collection, gathered such detailed and extensive insight in the human anatomy that he would soon become a revolutionary figure in the field of anatomical research.

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3D Printing Brings 245-year-old Piranesi's Etchings Off the Page and Into Reality

Vanessa Palsenbarg
April 25, 2014

"I need to produce great ideas, and I believe that if I were commissioned to design a new universe, I would be mad enough to undertake it." - Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Slot Car Champion Takes Selfie with Arthropoda

Charlotte Delaere
April 22, 2014

i.materialise’s slot car challenge 2014 winner Brian Hamilton took a selfie with the 3D print of his winning design, the “Arthropoda”.

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Happy Easter from Materialise!

Elizabeth Boorman
April 18, 2014

For all of you out there who have a long weekend, we hope you enjoy it. Here at Materialise’s Headquarters, we've been gearing up for the three-day Easter weekend the Belgian way: by eating “paaseitjes”, which literally translated means “Easter eggs”, but in a chocolate-loving country like Belgium means chocolate eggs.

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My (Early Morning) Trip to Plastteknik

Pieter Vos
April 16, 2014

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.

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Material Monday: How I Discovered 3D Printed Titanium Implants

Elizabeth Boorman
April 14, 2014

I am still quite new at Materialise. I joined as a copywriter in February and I am still learning the various aspects of the departments in the company and all the wonderful things 3D Printing can do.

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At the Finish Line: Hear the World Runners at the Zurich Marathon

Elizabeth Boorman
April 10, 2014

The results are in from the runners featured in last week’s blog post. The team we sponsored at the Zurich Marathon fundraising for non-profit Hear the World Foundation finished with a time of 3 hours and 43 minutes. Way to go, team!

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Discovering the Factory for 3D Printing

Elizabeth Boorman
April 07, 2014

Do you have questions about the difference between laser sintering and FDM (fused deposition modeling), or wonder what it’s like to co-create with Materialise? On Thursday, April 3rd and Friday, April 4th, our Factory for 3D Printing hosted a workshop answering these questions to over 30 guests from various manufacturing industries and backgrounds.

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Hear, Hear! Materialise Is Supporting a Team Running for a Better and Healthier World

Elizabeth Boorman
April 04, 2014

This Sunday at the Zurich Marathon, Markus Leuthold, Martin Kirchberger, Siddhartha Jha and Jane Bevan, employees of the hearing aid manufacturer Phonak, will run a sum distance of 42.2km as a fundraiser for the Hear the World Foundation

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3D Printing Human Cells Today for 3D Printed Living Organs Tomorrow

Elizabeth Boorman
April 01, 2014

What would the world be like with 3D-printed organs made from real human tissue? Researchers at the Sabanci University in Turkey took us one step forward to this reality as they were the first to 3D print anatomically accurate aorta cells.

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