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.
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.
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.
Lockdowns are beginning to lift in some countries, which means that many are getting back to business and looking at ways of ramping up production. No matter where you are in the process of getting your business on track, there’s a good chance 3D printing could make sense for you.
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a major stumbling block for many companies throughout the world. Getting your company back on track doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Rapid Prototyping with 3D printing provides many advantages in this time of protecting employees and cutting costs.
As restrictions related to COVID-19 begin to lift, it’s absolutely critical to have a plan to protect your employees as you return to work. We’re sharing policies and tools that we’ve implemented in order to inspire other companies to take similar actions and keep their people safe.
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the world has looked to 3D printing to provide fast and reliable solutions. However, 3D printing can support communities with much more than just these quick fixes, it also has the ability to develop solutions that can have a hand in improving healthcare for years to come.
Do less harm, use your arm! To avoid the further spread of germs like coronavirus, Materialise designed a hands-free 3D-printed door opener. We are making the design available to all for free as part of our mission to create a better and healthier world. Join us in our mission and make a change!
Mobile robot company Avular opts for Materialise’s OnSite to order customized end-use parts as needed. Along with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology, Materialise provides Avular with the quality and flexibility that they require.