HP Multi Jet Fusion Joins Materialise OnSite, Get Your CAD Files Ready!

Radhika Dhuru
June 13, 2017

Been curious about HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion technology? For you, the wait is over. The most talked-about 3D printing technology of the day is now available via Materialise OnSite, our online quoting and ordering platform.

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This New 3D-Printed Eyewear Has the Finish of a Luxury Automobile

Radhika Dhuru
June 12, 2017

Hoet and Materialise took a close look at the monochrome world of 3D-printed frames and saw a new world full of two-toned opportunity.

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Groundbreaking Surgery for Jaw Reconstruction

Maarten Zandbergen
June 09, 2017

Newcastle United football fan Tommy Innes has recently undergone reconstructive cranio-maxillofacial (CMF) surgery to remove a tumor from his lower jaw.

The 10-hour long procedure took place at The Newcastle Royal Victory Infirmary (RVI), where Tommy works as an NHS electrician. Materialise worked with the  surgical team involved in the complex CMF procedure, which involved replacing part of Tommy’s lower jaw with bone taken from his fibula.

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The Materialise Football Championships 2017: Drums, Pom Poms and Ancient Rivalries

Stephanie Benoit
June 09, 2017

Last week the Materialise Football Championships took place, with no less than 17 matches between different departments. And archnemeses Real Magics and Medical United faced off once again…

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Innovation Driving the Future: A First Multicolored Voxel Part

Kirsten Van Praet
June 08, 2017

Materialise and HP are exploring the possibilities of voxel technology to produce parts that have different properties on a volume-level. Together we created a voxel-printed part that visualizes the stresses that would impact a metal part. The 3D model was printed at HP’s R&D facility and sets a first example for the industry.

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Bringing Together the Team at Materialise Malaysia: Musical Chairs Edition

Maggie Lau
May 22, 2017

Beginning this year, we held a co-creation exercise where our people managers were invited to work out the focus of their development among the six leadership competencies. Team activation was one of the needs that the group identified, and we chose a beautiful day in April to have our first People Manager Team Building.

Here’s how the day looked like!

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The Top Five Trends We Spotted at RAPID + TCT

Kirsten Van Praet
May 18, 2017

What is the current buzz in the 3D printing industry? There’s no better way to find out than by roaming around at RAPID + TCT and enjoying the atmosphere. Materialise has attended RAPID + TCT for years – in 2013 we even hosted the opening event – and we have witnessed the event shifting its focus from prototyping to manufacturing with our own eyes. We collected the hot topics of this year for you.

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Machine Manufacturer Carima Speaks of the Impact of Materialise Technology

Kirsten Van Praet
May 17, 2017

Materialise recently announced their partnership with Korean 3D printer manufacturer Carima. They will bundle Materialise Magics Print software for their line of Digital Light Processing printers. This flexible software allows 3D printer manufacturers to offer data preparation solutions to their customers, making it possible to repair files and prepare them for printing in a much simpler and more efficient way.

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When 2D Imaging Is Insufficient in Understanding Congenital Heart Disease Cases

Stella Pahinis
May 17, 2017

Cardiology has the distinction of being one of the earliest specializations in which patient-specific 3D anatomical models were implemented as part of treatment procedures. And although Medical 3D Printing has been used in the field for quite a few years already, much debate remains regarding which case should involve a 3D patient-specific model. It's a management decision that requires much thought and data. Until recently, literature on the use of 3D Printing in congenital heart disease (CHD) has been limited to anecdotal studies. This scientific publication has now given us more insight into the issue.

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3D-Printed Kidney Model Allows Surgeons to Successfully Transplant Adult Kidney into Two-Year-Old

Stephanie Benoit
May 11, 2017

For the first time ever, surgeons at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have been able to transplant an adult kidney into a two-year-old child, using 3D Printing to achieve this complex surgery.

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