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Steering the June Racecar to the Finish Line
Combining functionality, price, and aesthetics into one outstanding race car steering wheel, students at Formula Group T showed contest judges just what 3-maticsSTL can do.
NewBorn Heart Rate Sensor: 3D Printing to Reduce Infant Mortality
A baby’s breathing needs to be watched closely after birth but traditional methods make continuous monitoring difficult. Laerdal Medical called on Materialise to help create a life-saving solution.
Robirds: 3D Printing Spreads Its Wings
Birds are beautiful creatures but they can also be a very tough problem in many professions. Enter high-tech ‘Robirds’ – Clear Flight Solutions’ innovative 3D Printed creation to limit bird nuisance.
Solving a Runner’s Challenge with Unprecedented Orthotics
By combining traditional orthopaedic care with support from Materialise’s 3-matic software, an active off-road runner eliminated pain caused by over-pronation with custom designed and printed insoles.
3D Printing Powers the 2013 World Solar Challenge Winners to Victory
Following their reputation as engineers of the future, the Punch Powertrain Solar Team wanted to incorporate 3D printed components in their solar car for The World Solar Challenge 2013.
Cornell University Swaps Horses
Cornell University revolutionizes horse airway scanning using Mimics Innovation Suite’s Remesh technology and reduces file preparation time from several weeks to only two days!
Kipling: No Monkey Business
Belgian bag and accessories brand Kipling puts its famous monkey mascot in the forefront with the new “City Jungle Shopper”, created from the world’s first fully flexible 3D Printing material.
Tackling Technical Challenges with 3D Printing from the Outside In
After the success of launching the world’s first 3D Printed car, Formula Group T decided to maximize the design freedom of 3D Printing to help solve technical challenges in their new 2013 EVE Racecar.
3D Printed Hip by Mobelife Puts Teenager Back On Her Feet
Unable to attend school because of a painful congenital hip deformity, a teenage girl faced a lifetime in a wheelchair. With the Mobelife aMace® implant, she found new hope for a normal teenage life.
“Smoke Dress” Hits the Volkswagen Catwalk
In a special creation for the Frankfurt International Motor Show, designer Anouk Wipprecht explores the interactive design capabilities of 3D Printing with the innovative “Smoke Dress”.
The 3D Printed Parametric Sculpture Dress by Studio XO for Lady Gaga
After her showstopping debut in the world’s first flying dress, Volantis, Lady Gaga walked the red carpet in another cutting-edge creation by Studio XO – the 3D Printed Parametric Sculpture Dress.
3D Printing Creates the World’s First Replacement Knee Joint in a Cat
Innovative surgeons at North Carolina State University helped one lucky cat avoid amputation by using Materialise’s Mimics Innovation Suite to create the world’s first feline 3D Printed knee implant.
Lightweight Structures Support Scherf Design to Reach New Heights
3D Printing takes to the streets with an innovative 3D Printed metal high heel shoe created by Scherf Design with the help of Materialise 3-maticSTL software and its Lightweight Structures module.
Introducing UltemTM 9085 Black, a New Heat-Resistant 3D Printing Material
Materialise is proud to announce the launch of UltemTM 9085 Black, a durable new material for Fusion Deposition Modeling with advanced long-term heat and flame resistance.
Software Solutions Help Nike in Supporting Great Art
Always at the forefront of innovation, Nike’s latest launch enlisted the architectural talents of Daniel Widrig and design freedom of 3D Printing to bring the essence of the body in motion to life.
AvioAero has Truly Created the AM Factory of the Future
We recently got the chance to tour AvioAero’s newest aerospace AM facility in Cameri, Italy. This facility is an impressive example of how software can streamline and refine complex AM processes.
New York Fashion Week, Materialised
New York Fashion Week 2013 has come to an end. As fashion media start sharing highlights from the runway, we take a moment to look at some of the boundary-pushing contributions made by 3D Printing.
Prolonging Total Knee Replacement Surgery with Innovative 3D Solutions
Cartilage damage can sideline even the most avid of sportspeople. After 2 years of knee pain, a doctor gets the ‘active’ back into his active lifestyle with a custom 3D Printed orthopaedic solution.
WIRED Names i.materialise Best Online 3D Printing Service
Materialise is proud to announce that i.materialise received the highest score of all services tested in WIRED UK’s September 2013 consumer 3D Printing ratings.
Fashion and 3D Printing Take to the Catwalk in Tokyo, Japan
Materialise treated their Tokyo conference attendees to a unique catwalk experience featuring traditional Japanese hairpins and Korean hanboks redesigned to fuse traditional design with 3D Printing.
Evolution of a Hybrid
From June 1 to September 30, 2013, a unique installation by artist Koen Vanmechelen showcasing work that bridges the links between art and science, was displayed as part of the Venice Biennale.
The Wings of Madame Butterfly
Can you picture a retro-futurist “Madame Butterfly”? With help from a stunning pair of 3D Printed wings designed by Mariko Mori, the Venice Biennale showed the opera as it had never been seen before.
The Cabrio Collection by Hoet Design Studio
For their new Cabrio collection, Hoet Design Studio turned to 3D Printing to take their designs straight from paper to wearable eyewear without needing to sacrifice style or function for production.
Groundbreaking 3D Printed Splint Restores a Baby’s Breathing
A novel bioresorbable splint restored a collapsed bronchus in baby with severe tracheobronchomalacia, allowing him to breathe again and giving his airway the support it needed to grow healthily.
The RBM Noor, Tested to the Bone, Before it even Existed!
To live up to their vision ‘to make the world a better place to sit’, Scandinavian Business Seating takes their designs to the test with a series of rapid 3D Printed prototypes.
A Complex Prototype to Showcase Complex Services
With complex services, it’s often true that “seeing is believing.” To showcase their unique services, LBO called on Materialise to help them create an intricate, functional model for trade fairs.
The 3D Printed Pen is Mightier than the Sword
3D Printing is ushering in a third industrial revolution thanks in part to entrepreneurs who are using the technology to improve access to niche products and one-of-a-kind items.
Optimizing a Nokia Lumia 820 Cover for 3D Printing
Nokia recently made waves as the first phone manufacturer to release the schematics to design a 3D Printed case for one of their phones. The i.materialise team gave it a test run.
Iris van Herpen Debuts Wearable 3D Printed Pieces at Paris Fashion Week
For her latest collection, Iris Van Herpen channelled ‘wearable myth’ into two new 3D Printed collaborations. Incorporating organic patterns to enhance the body, it’s a new level in wearable prints.
Materialising a 250-year-old Mystery for the Venice Biennale
Inspired by etchings of ancient Rome dating back 250 years, 12 Yale architecture students called on Materialise to help transform the etchings into a stunning 3D scale model for the Venice Biennale.
Supporting Samsonite in Setting New Standards in Luggage
In their mission to create the best travel bags the world has ever seen, Samsonite approached the innovation experts at Materialise to develop a highly detailed prototype for their latest launch.
Iris van Herpen and Materialise in the Wired Pop-Up Store 2012
Iris van Herpen has used 3D Printing to push the boundaries of Haute Couture, picking up countless accolades. WIRED lets shoppers see one of her innovative dresses up close in their NYC Pop-Up Store.
The Fastest Manufacturing Project Ever
Finding themselves in a crunch after a key parts supplier backed out at the last-minute, NedLight Eco LED System turned to Materialise to help save a high-profile project in record time.
Reimagining Reality: Nick Ervinck’s Fantastic New Worlds
It’s easy to take the world for granted. Using 3D Printing as just one of his many tools, artist Nick Ervinck creates pieces that challenge people to take a fresh look at the world around them.
Helping Transform a Bright Idea into an Outstanding Consumer Product...
Industrial designer Philip Ross’ passion is to create intuitive, human-inspired lighting. By teaming up with Materialise, he transformed this passion into a novel world-class product: the Fonckel One.
The Areion by Formula Group T: The World’s First 3D Printed Race Car
How fast can 3D Printing (and stereolithography in particular) go? The answer, according to the 2012 Formula Group T team, is - more than 140 km/h!
3D Printing Belgium’s First Face Transplant
A surgical team* led by Prof. Pillip Bondeel at the University Hospital of Ghent successfully performed Belgium’s first full face transplant thanks to patient-specific planning and 3D Printing.
Complex Intra-Articular Osteotomy Simplified to Conventional Fracture
After initial treatment on a 58-year-old woman’s wrist fracture left her with a painful intra-articular malunion, her surgeon turned to the experts at Materialise to design a custom surgical plan.
Reducing the Guess Work with Patient-Specific Guides
When a 51-year-old man presented with a severe arm deformity, his surgeon recognized the limits of traditional surgical techniques and turned to SurgiCase Connect to create a custom surgical plan.
Prototypes Take Flight with the Gatewing X100
Terrain-mapping aircraft have very specific needs when it comes to their parts. With the introduction of Additive Manufacturing, Gatewing gains flexibility to keep key parts durable and lightweight.
Pinovo and Materialise
Looking to improve their sandblasting process to reduce exposure and waste, Pinovo turned to Materialise to build a range of tools that set new standards in health, safety and the environment.
Improving Small Series Production for Nikon Handheld 3D Scanners
Additive Manufacturing provides the perfect combination of flexibility and on-demand production to keep Nikon Metrology’s new generation of handheld laser scanners up to date and ready when you are.
Sound Advice for Redesigning a Small Series Brain Scanner
Challenged to redesign SonoWand’s real-time brain scanning system, Creo Development sought the expert advice of Materialise engineers for manufacturing solutions that would work for this small series.
Keeping intrion Robots Up to Speed
As a leader in industrial automation solutions, intrion relies on smart manufacturing to keep their components light, durable and up to speed with their customers’ changing challenges.
A Refreshing Spa Retreat
Redesigning a spa in the Belgian town of the same name, the architects at Archi.des embraced 3D Printing to improve the detail of their scale models and refine their build plans, to beautiful result.
The Launch of the LIFESAVER M1
LIFESAVER systems help thousands worldwide produce safe, sterile drinking water. But when it came time to prototype a large, community-based system, mammoth stereolithography was called to the rescue.
Materialise OnSite Helps Tupperware Save Time and Money
Tupperware uses prototypes to test their designs before putting products on the market. For reliable prototyping in materials they trust, Tupperware uses our online system, Materialise OnSite.
Materialise Contributes to Pininfarina Sintesi Concept Car
The Sintesi, a concept car that explores ideas for the car of the future, wowed audiences at the International Motor Show in Geneva as the first to feature additive technology in a prominent role.
Materialise Helps Jaguar Engineers Realise the CX-75 Concept Car
Jaguar’s revolutionary CX-75 concept car called for organic shapes unprecedented in traditional manufacturing. With the freeform design capabilities of AM, Jaguar felt limitless to craft their vision.
Iris Van Herpen’s “Hybrid Holism” Unveiled at Paris Fashion Week
Inspired by Philip Beesley’s “Hylozoic Ground” project, Iris Van Herpen teamed up with Materialise to create a 3D Printed dress evoking a “living” connection of human creations with natural systems.
Materialise Kicks Off RAPID 2012 with the 3D FABulous Fashion Show
The RAPID 2012 Conference and Exposition started off with a bang with the 3D FABulous Fashion Show that showcased designs that redefined how we think about fashion.
Streamics is Just What the Doctor Ordered
Materialise's Streamics is used by our Medical Production team to automate basic process steps and ensure traceability, giving our experts more time to focus on patient-specific challenges.
Providing Support When it is Needed Most
Wisconsin prototype supplier Midwest Prototyping discovered that sometimes when the unexpected happens, it’s not only the right people, but also the right software, that you need to get you through.
The Hearing-Aid Industry Will Never be the Same Again
Formerly limited to a small group of artisans, hearing aid design and production was given longevity when Phonak and Materialise created a solution that would change the industry forever.
Materialise’s Wilfried Vancraen at TEDxLeuven
On March 29th, 2012, Materialise’s founder and CEO Wilfried Vancraen took to the TEDxLeuven stage to discuss the power of 3D Printing to create a better quality of life for all.
Hats Off to a Unique Fashion Show at the Materialise World Conference
After a day of listening to inspiring speakers, attendees at 2011's Materialise World Conference were treated to a unique fashion show, with a 3D Printed twist.
Murray Moss, the V&A, and Materialise
Have you ever asked yourself, “Where have I been?” Renowned curator Murray Moss talks about how 3D Printing inspired his own answer to this question, and how it’s shaping his vision of the future.
Striking the Right Note with a Well-Planned Radius Reconstruction
Conservative treatment for a double radius fracture left a 15-year-old boy with rotational difficulties but, thanks to a virtual surgical plan, his complex surgery was customized for a perfect repair.
A World Where Imaginations Can Soar
Encouraged to push their creative limits and ignore ‘impossible’ construction barriers, ten designers took part in a special workshop to see how 3D Printing can transform their artistic potential.
Shedding Light on Personal Expression
Many great creative acts have been performed in the name of love. With the help of a unique creation by i.materialise, a young Belgian man proposed to the love of his life… in a very unusual way.
The Assessment of a Living Donor Liver Transplant
With Mimics Innovation Suite, surgeons can now make more accurate assessments of a patient’s anatomy to ensure successful transplantation in late-stage liver diseases.
A Perfect Finish for Audi A1
Introduced at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, the Audi A1 is a beauty to behold. Perfected down to the last detail, when it came time to paint the bicolor version of this car, Audi turned to Materialise.
The world’s first electric supercar, the Concept One, can go from 0–62 mph in 2.8 seconds and reach speeds of 300 km per hour. Even more, it’s sporting 3D Printed parts.
Iris Van Herpen’s “Escapism”
Haute Couture Week for Autumn/Winter 2011 showed that fashion would never be the same, as Iris Van Herpen’s new collection transformed the idea of digital escapism into a literal fantasy.
King Tut Revealed through an Accurate 3D Replica
The enduring fascination of Tutankhamun is undeniable. Now thanks to the efforts of Gary Staabe and the Materialise team, we can finally see the King behind the famous mask with our own eyes!