Chain Reaction Cycles Races to the Finish Line with 3D Printed Trophies for the Tour of Britain

Natalie Simpson
September 28, 2016

The world’s largest online bike store, Chain Reaction Cycles, designed and 3D printed the Points Jersey trophy for this year’s Tour of Britain road cycling event.

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Planning Tibial & Femoral Osteotomy in 2D & 3D

Anna Young
September 28, 2016

Both high tibial osteotomy (HTO) and distal femoral osteotomy (DFO) procedures aren’t always straightforward and may require an alternative method to be adopted when planning for surgery. Innovative software and services are available to simplify the planning process and increase predictability of the surgical outcome.

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3D Printing Exhibition Opens in the Red Dot Design Museum: Making a Difference/A Difference in Making

Vanessa Palsenbarg
September 27, 2016

The 27th of September marked an important date for Materialise. Our exhibition, Making a Difference/A Difference in Making, finally opened at the Red Dot Design Museum in Essen. This is the second leg of its tour, after a successful debut at the BOZAR in Brussels during the spring of 2015.

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Challenging Heart Tumor Successfully Removed Thanks to European Collaboration

Julie Maes
September 26, 2016

At the Wilhelmina Children’s Hospital of the University Medical Centre of Utrecht, a four-year old patient with a large heart tumor came to pediatric cardiologist Dr. Blank for help. Due to the tumor, the boy suffered from heart rhythm problems, and it was quickly apparent to Dr. Blank that the only way to relieve these problems was to remove the tumor. The problem was its location. Situated near the mitral valve and the coronary arteries, the tumor would be extremely challenging to remove without damaging those delicate areas. Dr. Blank reached out to Prof. Hraska, a cardiac surgeon from the Sankt-Augustin hospital in Germany with substantial experience in removing similar tumors.

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This Eyewear Is Set to Change How You See: Yuniku

Radhika Dhuru
September 23, 2016

If you wear glasses, you know that finding the right frames can be a challenge, to say the least. They have to have the right style, right color, and of course, a comfortable fit. However, did you know that the frames you choose could potentially affect your vision?

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Westward Bound: Phits Expands to the USA

Stephanie Benoit
September 21, 2016

RS Print recently took the leap and opened up a new office in Detroit, Michigan, for their subsidiary Phits. The result of a joint venture between Materialise and RS Scan, Phits specializes in 3D-printed, orthotic shoe insoles.

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How to Set Up a 3D Imaging Lab (part 2)

Sandrine Debecker
September 15, 2016

Dr. Peter Metherall is a registered Clinical Scientist and Chartered Engineer at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. As the leader of the new Sheffield 3D Imaging Lab, he is improving the clinical utility of Advanced Visualization and Quantitative Imaging for routine clinical imaging investigations and research applications. Materialise invited him to present at the Mimics Innovation Conference, and you can take a sneak peek of his work here. This post is the second in a two-part series.

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8 Considerations when Planning for Orthopaedic Surgery

Anna Young
September 13, 2016

From x-ray-based pre-operative planning and templating software to patient-specific solutions which employ 3D technologies, orthopaedic surgeons have access to an array of software and services to assist them when planning for successful surgical outcomes.

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How to Set Up a 3D Imaging Lab (part 1)

Sandrine Debecker
September 09, 2016

Dr. Peter Metherall is a registered Clinical Scientist and Chartered Engineer at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. As the Scientific Lead of the Sheffield 3D Imaging Lab, he is improving the clinical utility of Advanced Visualization and Quantitative Imaging for routine clinical imaging investigations and research applications. Materialise invited him to present at the Mimics Innovation Conference, and you can take a sneak peek of his work here.

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Fundraising for Italy with Spaghetti Amatriciana

Stephanie Benoit
September 09, 2016

The earthquake in Central Italy on the 24th of August has had devastating consequences for families and towns in the region. Our Italian colleagues were compelled to do something to help, which resulted in a spur of the moment fundraiser on wednesday. The money will go towards rebuilding the area, as a large amount of cultural heritage and family homes have been destroyed by the earthquake. Inspired by the lovely village of Amatrice – one of the places which was hit the worst – Account Manager for Materialise Italy, Alessio Esposti, decided to make Spaghetti Amatriciana for everyone at our headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.

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