China Needs to Embrace 3D Printing to Remain the Factory of the World

Stefaan Motte
November 11, 2019

Chinese manufacturers believe 3D printing is necessary for the country to keep its status as the ‘factory of the world’. Yet, few are ready to implement it into their production lines. This is according to a recent survey that Materialise conducted among Chinese manufacturing companies to gain insight into their attitudes and interest in the technology.

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UMC Utrecht Is on Forefront of Innovation with Point-of-Care 3D Lab

Todd Pietila
October 24, 2019

Why does the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht in the Netherlands invest in the latest 3D technologies for their craniomaxillofacial (CMF) practice? To bridge the gap between research and the clinic and provide cutting-edge care by delivering 3D planning, 3D design of guides and models, technical support to surgeons, and technical information to patients all in one place.

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Materialise Helps Drive Agoria Solar Team through the Outback

Madeleine Fiello
October 11, 2019

Imagine this: the sunny Australian outback, thousands of kilometers of road ahead of you, and over a year’s worth of your team’s hard work pushing you along toward the finish line.

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Benin Summer School 2019: Materialise volunteers and local students “work together on a dream”

Jana Obermueller
October 08, 2019

The 9th edition of the École de vacances (summer school) saw a trio of Materialise volunteers travel from Belgium to Benin to mentor a group of under-20s as they developed projects around plant-based alternatives for preventing and curing malaria, empowering female entrepreneurs in rural regions, and kick-starting a clean, safe e-scooter alternative to dirty, petrol-fueled motorbikes.

Meet the eight high school graduates who are making ripples across their communities.

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The Future is… Industry 4.0

Nele Motmans
September 30, 2019

Industry 4.0 is the hot new buzzword in manufacturing, but it isn’t always clear what it means and the magnitude of the transformations it can bring.

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Quigley Design and Viridian Consultants Take End-Use Additive Manufacturing All the Way to the TCT Awards

Elizabeth Boorman
September 24, 2019

“When you’re a designer, you’re only as good as the projects that come along for you to do.” Designer Kevin Quigley may be as modest as he is talented. Recently recognized by the TCT Group for their annual design awards, he and his Quigley Design team have shown just how skilled they are, creating a complex, highly innovative tool for nuclear decommissioning in partnership with Viridian Consultants.

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3DP&Me: “When customers can see exactly what’s possible and practical with additive, it leads to that “Aha!” moment”

Elizabeth Boorman
September 17, 2019

In this interview, we talk to Jurgen Roekens, Materialise’s Design and Engineering Director, about how the Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) process helps his clients produce exactly the right engineering solution that adds value in many different ways.

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Our New TPU Has Crisper Details, Smoother Surfaces, and Higher Accuracy

Elizabeth Boorman
September 09, 2019

What makes Materialise’s new Ultrasint TPU 90A-01 a dream for 3D printing? Its reliability, durability and extremely flexible nature, according Giovanni Vleminckx, Research Project Manager in our process engineering unit. We recently sat down with Giovanni, who researches all new materials and technologies that we offer, to get an insider’s view on the ins and outs of the new TPU offering made using Multi Jet Fusion (MJF).

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How Materialise Software Solutions Helped to Create the World’s Largest Jet Engine

Jana Obermueller
August 08, 2019

The GE9X, the largest jet engine in the world developed for Boeing’s next-generation 777X jets, took its maiden flight on the GE flying testbed in March 2018. Discover how its crucial 3D-printed turbine parts were created using Materialise software solutions, and how these same solutions can power certified series manufacturing in Industry 4.0.

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3D Printing in Healthcare – Transforming Global Expertise into Local Care

Brigitte de Vet
August 01, 2019

When we think about the impact of 3D printing on the healthcare industry, we mostly think about the product innovations it enables. From today’s reality of 3D printing fully-customized skull implants, to future hopes and promises of printing vital organs. These product innovations build on the fact that 3D printing is an inherently digital manufacturing technology, enabling complex designs and increased functionality. Moreover, 3d printing allows for the creation of patient specific instruments and truly personalized implants that take into account the patient’s unique anatomy. However, the impact of the technology doesn’t end there; 3D printing also enables significant process innovations.

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