Material Monday: Ultem* 9085: Will It Melt?

Pieter Vos
May 12, 2014

It’s been a major challenge in 3D Printing to develop plastic pieces that are able to withstand long-term heat exposure. The launch of the Ultem 9085 material for FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) was in fact a giant step forward in material engineering. Flame resistant, limited smoke production, low ignition risk. Is it as promising as it sounds? Watch this video and see for yourself!

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RapidFit+ at Control!

Elizabeth Boorman
May 08, 2014

Our very own Stefan Roeding, the marketing manager for RapidFit+, went to Control in Stuttgart, Germany this week to present RapidFit+.

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Helden van Later: Ideas for a Better World!

Elizabeth Boorman
May 07, 2014

Who are the “heroes of tomorrow”? In Flanders, the Helden van Later competition asked young people to theorize a better world by thinking of creative solutions to modern day social problems. The 582 entries were reviewed by a panel, which consisted of 14 politicians, 10 experts and 8 youth and they chose three winners: Hanne, Lora and Natallia.

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Giving an Extra Punch to the Punch Powertrain Solar Team

Elizabeth Boorman
May 02, 2014

The Punch Powertrain Solar Team started with a challenge: to build a car running on solar power, and driving it across the vast and imposing wildernesses of Central Australia. They were one of 40 teams to participate in the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, the world’s largest solar electric vehicle event.

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Visualizing the Human Anatomy: 500 Years Since Andreas Vesalius

Elizabeth Boorman
April 30, 2014

Like many books of the Renaissance, The Fabric of the Human Body is an exceptional book in both its in-depth anatomical knowledge and its collection of beautifully sketched drawings. Andreas Vesalius, the author of this 7-volume collection, gathered such detailed and extensive insight in the human anatomy that he would soon become a revolutionary figure in the field of anatomical research.

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3D Printing Brings 245-year-old Piranesi's Etchings Off the Page and Into Reality

Vanessa Palsenbarg
April 25, 2014

"I need to produce great ideas, and I believe that if I were commissioned to design a new universe, I would be mad enough to undertake it." - Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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Slot Car Champion Takes Selfie with Arthropoda

Charlotte Delaere
April 22, 2014

i.materialise’s slot car challenge 2014 winner Brian Hamilton took a selfie with the 3D print of his winning design, the “Arthropoda”.

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Happy Easter from Materialise!

Elizabeth Boorman
April 18, 2014

For all of you out there who have a long weekend, we hope you enjoy it. Here at Materialise’s Headquarters, we've been gearing up for the three-day Easter weekend the Belgian way: by eating “paaseitjes”, which literally translated means “Easter eggs”, but in a chocolate-loving country like Belgium means chocolate eggs.

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My (Early Morning) Trip to Plastteknik

Pieter Vos
April 16, 2014

As a marketing coordinator, once in a while it’s necessary to leave the desk, get your boots on and see what’s happening in the field. Even if that takes getting up at 3:30 in the morning to catch a plane to Malmö, Sweden.

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Material Monday: How I Discovered 3D Printed Titanium Implants

Elizabeth Boorman
April 14, 2014

I am still quite new at Materialise. I joined as a copywriter in February and I am still learning the various aspects of the departments in the company and all the wonderful things 3D Printing can do.

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