Eyewear Turns into Wearable Sculptures at Safilo

Radhika Dhuru
October 17, 2017

Italian eyewear powerhouse Safilo is the force behind globally renowned names in eyewear, with a portfolio encompassing Dior, Fendi, Elie Saab and more. This year, Safilo partnered with us to bring 3D Printing to the avant-garde OXYDO SS 2017 collection, creating an all-new interpretation of the Italian fashion aesthetic.

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Family Day Celebrates New Building at Materialise Headquarters

Stephanie Benoit
October 10, 2017

Last weekend it was time for a celebration close to the hearts of everyone at Materialise. Not only did we open our brand-new fourth building – we held a big party to celebrate it! Read all about Family Day in this blog post.

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We Kicked Off Materialise Magics22 Beta!

Kirsten Van Praet
October 10, 2017

At this moment, we are preparing the launch of the next version of Materialise Magics software! Our beta program has started and a heterogeneous public of around 100 companies is testing out the new and improved features of Magics22 as we speak. 

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What Does an Internal Exchange Program Look Like at Materialise?

Stephanie Benoit
October 09, 2017

Meet Vivek Chowdary Penumarthi, Application Engineer for Materialise Software in our Malaysia office. He was selected to take part in a three-month exchange program in our Bremen office in Germany, designed to build up skills and expertise. This particular placement is focused on a topic close to the Bremen team’s heart: metal 3D printing solutions! We’ll follow Vivek as he learns about production, process engineering, design engineering, quality engineering and sales and project management.

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Going Green for Car-Free Day!

Stephanie Benoit
September 29, 2017

At Materialise, we’re always looking for new ways to make our mission statement a reality. So in the interest of creating a better and healthier world, we joined Car-Free Day! From 16-22 September, the “Week van de Mobiliteit” or, Mobility Week, takes place in Belgium. It’s an entire week filled with events and initiatives aimed at encouraging environmentally friendly travel – and we’re proud to say we took part.

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27 Years of Innovation: A History of Materialise Pioneers

Stephanie Benoit
September 29, 2017

To those in the 3D printing industry, Wilfried Vancraen is a familiar name. More than 27 years ago, Fried saw his first 3D printer ever – and it made such an impression on him that he and his wife Hilde ended up starting his very own company called Materialise, pooling all their savings together to acquire just one Stereolithography printer. Materialise has come a long way since then, and on the 27th of September, Fried had the honor of being inducted into the TCT Hall of Fame along with four other industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the development and innovation of 3D Printing. In this blog post we take a look at Fried’s journey from young engineer to respected industry pioneer.

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Additive Manufacturing Goes to Barcelona: Join Us at IN(3D)USTRY

Martin Saez
September 25, 2017

Featuring respected additive manufacturing companies from all over the world, this three-day event will focus on five sectors, including industries such as automotive, aeronautics, consumer goods, healthcare and industrial additive manufacturing. But above all, IN(3D)USTRY will be putting customer applications of 3D Printing in the foreground to really bring home how the technology is used in concrete ways.

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Interviewing Concept Laser: “There Is a Need for More Industrialized, Automated and Stable Metal Solutions”

Kirsten Van Praet
September 22, 2017

Interviewing Oliver Edelmann, Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing of Concept Laser, now part of the GE Group, who told us about the evolution and challenges of Metal AM and where the industry should focus to prepare the technology for its next big step. 

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Patient Suffering from Gunshot Wound Gets 3D-Printed Shoulder Implant, and Her Mobility Back

Joyce Van den Broeck
September 18, 2017

Just over two years ago, Nathalie Dufaut Danjon was shot by a man with a hunting rifle. The bullet entered her shoulder joint through the front and exited through her shoulder blade. Her shoulder's bony anatomy was destroyed, though the nerves were not affected.

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Tactography™: Gabriel Bonfim’s Tactile Photography for the Blind

Stephanie Benoit
September 08, 2017

What if you could create photographs which could also be enjoyed by people with a visual impairment? Brazilian photographer Gabriel Bonfim set out to create a series of photos in 3D which could be felt by visitors and “seen” in their mind’s eye. He calls it Tactography™ - and we helped bring the project to life with our Stereolithography printers.

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