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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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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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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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Beyond Innovation: How Materialise is Powering Industry 4.0 with Essentium and BASF

Bart Van der Schueren
May 07, 2019

What does the future of the global additive extrusion space look like? We are shaping it as we speak, thanks to the strategic alliance we formed with our valued partner BASF and Essentium, Inc., a Texas-based developer of innovative solutions for disruptive, industrial additive manufacturing.

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Sign for My Future: Why Materialise’s CEO has Joined Belgium’s Biggest Climate Initiative

Aura Farrando
April 03, 2019

“Sign for my future” is among Belgium’s biggest and fastest growing initiatives to address climate change, collecting over 100,000 signatures within its first week. This citizen-led initiative aims to collect as many signatures as possible via its website in support of a clear mandate and a more ambitious climate policy for Belgium.

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How a 3D Printer Is Making a Difference to a Greek Refugee Camp

Aura Farrando
March 27, 2019

This is the story of, a maker space built to improve the everyday lives of thousands of refugees in Katsikas. One of the highlights of the workshop in Katsikas is the new 3D printer, a Mass Portal machine, donated by Materialise.

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3D Printing Goes to the Oscars – And Wins an Academy Award!

Aura Farrando
February 25, 2019

As if working on one of 2018’s highest-grossing films wasn’t impressive enough, Julia Koerner had another pleasant surprise coming when she heard that Ruth E. Carter had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. And the Oscar win has been the cherry on the cake.

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A Day in the Life of a Materialise Quality Engineer

Aura Farrando
February 14, 2019

How do you turn a quality policy from an abstract notion into a living, breathing reality? That’s where our quality management team comes in. Meet Eddy Couvreur, learn about his work as a Quality Engineer, and hear the inspiring story of how he started working at Materialise.

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Want to Become a ‘Factory of the Future 4.0’? Don’t Go It Alone

Radhika Dhuru
February 12, 2019

The industrial landscape is going digital. By 2020, PwC expects as many as 64% of manufacturing factories to use connected sensors, and expects the number of factories using 3D printing to double. And 2020 isn’t all that far off any longer. So where are we today? For Materialise, the emergence of Factories of the Future is not a phenomenon we’re waiting for. It’s a vision we’re realizing today. And last week, we were proud to be awarded the ‘Factory of the Future Label 4.0’ by Agoria and Sirris, after a rigorous selection procedure. But we’re not going the distance alone. Read on to discover why you can’t be a Factory of the Future in a vacuum.

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