30 years in the making, 3D printing is no longer just a prototyping technology. The development of smart production systems has caused a fundamental change in manufacturing, with systems that now allow for more flexible, automated operations and cost-effective manufacturing of end-use consumer products.
Thanks to the adoption of various people-centric initiatives, Materialise earned a Top Employer Belgium certification for 2020. As we continue to grow and reach our 30th anniversary, this recognition acknowledges the success found in the people practices and employee conditions implemented within the organization.
The advantages offered by surgical planning tools and personalized guides and implants are applicable to a vast variety of surgical treatments. Some of these benefits have already been raised by the Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) program in the UK.
As a writer who recently joined Materialise with no prior experience in 3D printing, I was curious to join the Masterclass in Metal AM. I had heard talk of the specific processes that Metal AM called for, such as heat treatments and melt pools, and I was ready to learn more about what working with Metal 3D Printing is like. I joined a diverse group of participants from various backgrounds to discover firsthand how the Masterclass in Metal 3D Printing benefits attendees.
3D technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D printing provide doctors with more information than they can see with 3D images on 2D displays, making the tools valuable in surgical planning at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).
Problem-solving, together with her team, is both the key motivation as well as the challenge for Paula Roman. This Project Engineer at Materialise Manufacturing is passionate about 3D printing and has a resolute can-do attitude towards her job, two great ingredients for this role.
When it comes to designing personalized medical devices such as hip implants, cranial plates, or surgical guides, the possibilities offered by 3D printing are virtually limitless. In practice, designing a personalized device is easier said than done.
Internal mobility is highly encouraged at Materialise. We took a look at the stories of four employees’ career paths to discover how they sought new opportunities, their advice for colleagues looking to do the same, and internal mobility resources provided by HR.
With 2019 wrapping up, we take a look back at the top case studies from our Manufacturing partnerships. From ski boots to suitcases, read on to learn how our team helped companies take their solutions to the next level with 3D printing.