The implementation of standards has greatly transformed the way numerous industries work. And now is the time to implement a standard machine language in the additive manufacturing industry. We are working together with OEMs to push forward this initiative and are already seeing the benefits with our first software project of this kind: machine monitoring.
Stereolithography (SLA), the first 3D printing technology ever, sparked Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen’s interest in the industry. Since Materialise first bought an SLA printer, the team has proven its innovative mindset by fine-tuning the technology and even developing an alternative printing method with the Mammoth printer.
Hospital de Sabadell in Spain initially brought in Point-of-Care 3D Printing to focus on harnessing the benefits of 3D planning and printing for orthopaedics. However, soon they expanded to span almost all departments – already generating clear benefits in terms of surgical and operational efficiency.
In Singapore, 3D printing has proven to be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic, with its ability to move directly from design to on-demand production for essential medical supplies like ventilators, face shield frames, and other medical devices. One of the perfect examples is the case of 3D- printed medical manikins developed by Creatz3D & AuMed, which has become effective training aids for respiratory swab collection during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The resources that your company uses should be used to their full potential so that you get your money’s worth. In this post, we share four ways to ensure that you’re benefiting from all of the capabilities and support that your additive manufacturing software has to offer.
When Multi Jet Fusion first came on the scene a few years ago in 2016, the 3D printing world was excited to become acquainted with the new technology. Soon, many discovered that MJF lives up to the buzz, bringing a high surface quality, consistent build time regardless of the number of parts, and freedom of design.
There is no shortage of resources to learn about 3D printing. But for those of you just becoming acquainted with the technology, it can be overwhelming to understand what exactly 3D printing could do for you. That is why we are boiling down some of the main reasons people turn to 3D printing in this blog.
Additive manufacturing has matured significantly over the last few years and now is a serious, near-mainstream manufacturing technology. But while it’s become a member of the establishment, it has not lost its disruptive potential. So what do you do if you want to explore using AM in your business? Do you treat it as just another way of making the same things or do you think bigger? We talk to Sven Hermans and Mathieu Cornelis from Materialise Mindware about what makes a great start into AM — and why you don’t have to be ashamed to ask for help.