Patient Suffering from Gunshot Wound Gets 3D-Printed Shoulder Implant, and Her Mobility Back

Joyce Van den Broeck
September 18, 2017

Just over two years ago, Nathalie Dufaut Danjon was shot by a man with a hunting rifle. The bullet entered her shoulder joint through the front and exited through her shoulder blade. Her shoulder's bony anatomy was destroyed, though the nerves were not affected.

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Tactography™: Gabriel Bonfim’s Tactile Photography for the Blind

Stephanie Benoit
September 08, 2017

What if you could create photographs which could also be enjoyed by people with a visual impairment? Brazilian photographer Gabriel Bonfim set out to create a series of photos in 3D which could be felt by visitors and “seen” in their mind’s eye. He calls it Tactography™ - and we helped bring the project to life with our Stereolithography printers.

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TCT: Three Letters Show There’s More to 3DP Than Ever Before

Philip Hudson
September 05, 2017

Next month is the 22ndTCT Show, arguably one of the most important dates in the UK additive manufacturing (AM) calendar. It’s a great opportunity for 3D printing (3DP) innovators like us, to get together with businesses and manufacturers alike, to present, discuss and explore “tomorrow’s manufacturing technology today”.

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The First Metal AM Academy in Singapore and India

Kirsten Van Praet
August 30, 2017

Recently, we brought our Metal AM Academy to India and Singapore to further educate local metal users on the Metal AM process. The transfer of knowledge allowed the participants to use their machines better and grow their expertise.

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Between Memory and Reality: Artists Use TetraShell to Create Bronze Tree Sculpture

Stephanie Benoit
August 21, 2017

Artist duo L+S were commissioned with creating a piece of art for Ullerntunet, a nursing home in Oslo, Norway. Their concept included installing a two-part sculpture in the grounds of the center, made up of a four-meter-high tree and its replica in bronze. Here is how the artists realized their vision based on a 3D scan of the original tree, as well as using 3D Printing and TetraShell investment casting to create the sculpture.

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Two Teams, One Goal: Going the Extra Mile for 3D Printing

Nils Torke
August 17, 2017

Materialise employees never hesitate to go the extra mile. Two of our teams from Munich and Bremen recently took the chance to participate at their local B2RUN, running a total of 6km.

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CADSkills On What It Takes To Bring a 3D-Printed Implant Into the Hands and Jaws of Patients

Sabine Van Canegem
August 14, 2017

CADskills is a medical device startup based in Ghent, Belgium. Their expertise lies in patient-specific implants, with a focus on CMF and neurosurgery patients. What is putting them in Materialise's spotlight however, is their AMSJI: a revolutionary 3D-printed titanium jaw implant that will make life better for extreme maxillary atrophy sufferers. Now there's something to chew on. Or with.

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3D Printing Your Own Production Line: How Materialise Does It

Stephanie Benoit
August 14, 2017

As a 3D printing company, we’ve experienced the difference 3D-printed components can make in our own production lines. Check out how we’re using 3D Printing on our own production floor!

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European Commission Interview: “Additive Manufacturing Has Great Potential to Bring Better Jobs, More Jobs and Growth to Europe”

Kirsten Van Praet
August 11, 2017

How does 3D Printing affect the number of manufacturing jobs and what is the impact of the technology on our society? Jürgen Tiedje, head of Digital Grow at the European Commission, shares the European Commission’s view on these topics.

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Japan’s Metal 3D Printing Pioneer Reduces Casting Lead Time by 90%

Kirsten Van Praet
July 24, 2017

Koiwai offers casting services for automobile companies and was one of the first companies to take full advantage of 3D Printing in Japan. Having invested in Metal 3D Printing since 2013, the company is a leading force of innovation in Japan’s metal manufacturing industry. How did they transform their casting process? How do they deal with the challenges of mass producing metal parts? And where do they see the real value of 3D Printing?

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