Between Memory and Reality: Artists Use TetraShell to Create Bronze Tree Sculpture

Stephanie Benoit
August 21, 2017

Artist duo L+S were commissioned with creating a piece of art for Ullerntunet, a nursing home in Oslo, Norway. Their concept included installing a two-part sculpture in the grounds of the center, made up of a four-meter-high tree and its replica in bronze. Here is how the artists realized their vision based on a 3D scan of the original tree, as well as using 3D Printing and TetraShell investment casting to create the sculpture.

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Two Teams, One Goal: Going the Extra Mile for 3D Printing

Nils Torke
August 17, 2017

Materialise employees never hesitate to go the extra mile. Two of our teams from Munich and Bremen recently took the chance to participate at their local B2RUN, running a total of 6km.

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3D Printing Your Own Production Line: How Materialise Does It

Stephanie Benoit
August 14, 2017

As a 3D printing company, we’ve experienced the difference 3D-printed components can make in our own production lines. Check out how we’re using 3D Printing on our own production floor!

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European Commission Interview: “Additive Manufacturing Has Great Potential to Bring Better Jobs, More Jobs and Growth to Europe”

Kirsten Van Praet
August 11, 2017

How does 3D Printing affect the number of manufacturing jobs and what is the impact of the technology on our society? Jürgen Tiedje, head of Digital Grow at the European Commission, shares the European Commission’s view on these topics.

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A Revolutionary 3D-Printed Titanium Jaw Implant Takes a Bite out of Surgery Time

Sabine Van Canegem
August 08, 2017

CADskills is a medical device startup based in Ghent, Belgium. Their expertise lies in patient-specific implants, with a focus on CMF and neurosurgery patients. What is putting them in Materialise's spotlight however, is their AMSJI: a revolutionary 3D-printed titanium jaw implant that will make life better for extreme maxillary atrophy sufferers. Now there's something to chew on. Or with.

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Japan’s Metal 3D Printing Pioneer Reduces Casting Lead Time by 90%

Kirsten Van Praet
July 24, 2017

Koiwai offers casting services for automobile companies and was one of the first companies to take full advantage of 3D Printing in Japan. Having invested in Metal 3D Printing since 2013, the company is a leading force of innovation in Japan’s metal manufacturing industry. How did they transform their casting process? How do they deal with the challenges of mass producing metal parts? And where do they see the real value of 3D Printing?

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Tips and Tricks for Metal 3D Printing: Recoaters

Kirsten Van Praet
July 21, 2017

In order to successfully print metal components, it is important to properly understand the process. One of the factors that influences quality is the recoater. What kind of recoaters exist and what potential issues are related to them? And more importantly: how can you prevent or fix these problems from the data preparation step?

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5 Reasons to Use 3D Printing for Your Jewelry Business

Kirsten Van Praet
July 20, 2017

Why would you produce jewelry using 3D printing technology, instead of creating it traditionally? Here are five reasons that convinced jewelry giants like Titan to start using 3D Printing in their business.

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Phits Wearer Wins Legendary Lanzarote Iron Man Triathlon and Challenge Roth

Stephanie Benoit
July 19, 2017

One of the most famous and grueling triathlons in the world, the Ironman in Lanzarote consists of a 3,86 km swim, a 180,25 km bicycle ride and a marathon (42,20 km). Another legendary triathlon is the Challenge Roth, which takes place in Germany every year. Belgian triathlete Bart Aernouts won both the Lanzarote Ironman and the Challenge Roth of 2017 – and he did it with his 3D-printed Phits insoles.

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5 Easy Ways to Remove Metal Support Structures

Kirsten Van Praet
July 18, 2017

Applying a minimal amount of support is a matter of taking into account your design and part orientation. When support structures are still required, advanced 3D printing software offers you a wide range of support types that are ideal for the geometry of your part.

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