What’s the next “step” in 3D Printing? You don’t have to be a 3D Printing fanatic to see that tailored 3D printed products have become more common as the cost has diminished and the software has advanced. This environment has enabled our latest endeavor, RSPrint, which we founded together with RSscan (RS stands for Runner Service). Together, some of us at Materialise have worked with Jempi Wilssens, founder of RSscan, and his colleagues to develop 3D printed insoles, based on dynamic measurement footscans and customized to support your distinct gait.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.