Manufacturing Megatrends: Why the ‘New Normal’ Might Look Quite Familiar

Bart Van der Schueren
January 05, 2021

Bart Van der Schueren, Chief Technology Officer at Materialise and Materialise Mindware representative, discusses megatrends in manufacturing and how these values can guide companies navigating the industry during a pandemic. Discover how these three focuses can keep your business on track. 

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30 Years of Innovation: Dependable SLS Enables Sustainability in AM

Madeleine Fiello
December 01, 2020

SLS has proven to be a dependable technology that can add great value to almost any application. As our focus at Materialise turns to empowering sustainable choices in AM, we’re using this reliable technology to introduce a new material that enables sustainably manufactured prototypes: Bluesint PA12.

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A New Legacy for AM: Empowering the Choice for Sustainability

Fried Vancraen
November 30, 2020

The past three decades have seen additive manufacturing mature into an innovation technology. Then, with the COVID-19 global health crisis, the benefits of the technology - making urgently needed products faster and locally - became meaningful in a new way. Now, as we enter the fourth decade of 3D printing, let us look at how innovation can empower sustainability and rethink not just what it allows us to make, but what it makes possible.

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3D Printing Creates New Realities for Disabled People

Radhika Dhuru
November 20, 2020

Lien and Debby both face everyday challenges due to their disabilities. However, two very different dreams have become reality. And the team at Materialise Mindware helped make it happen.

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Chains That Change the World

Jana Obermueller
November 12, 2020

Just keeping afloat or actually staying ahead of the curve? In uncertain times such as these, speeding up production and logistics are a must, as is identifying new opportunities as traditional revenue streams are disrupted. Discover how sustainable supply chains and new business models can help. 

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30 Years of Innovation: Stable and Durable FDM Is Ideal for Aerospace

Elizabeth Boorman
November 02, 2020

Since its arrival at Materialise in 2003, FDM has proven to be a reliable addition to our offering, both in terms of mechanical properties over time and quality of the prints themselves. The technology is known for its reliability, repeatability, and quality, making it ideal for certified manufacturing. 

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Mitt Brings Prosthetics within Reach Thanks to 3D Printing

Ksenia Oreshkova
October 15, 2020

UK start-up Mitt is asking us to reconceptualize the idea of what limb replacement really means. By putting function alongside form and leveraging the freedom of design that 3D printing offers, they’ve created a prosthetic arm that is functional, customizable, comfortable and, most importantly, accessible. And it’s this approach that saw them crowned Disrupter of the Year at this year’s London Business Awards.

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30 Years of Innovation: Bringing 3D Printing’s Benefits to Metal

Madeleine Fiello
October 01, 2020

We’re celebrating Materialise’s 30th anniversary this October by looking into Metal 3D Printing technology and how it’s evolved at Materialise over the years. Learn more about our alloys, Metal Competence Center, and initiatives to make Metal AM the technology of choice for tomorrow. 

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3D Printing Acoustic Panels - TU Delft and Materialise

Madeleine Fiello
September 18, 2020

As multi-use spaces grow in popularity, the architecture department at TU Delft decided to work towards a solution to the bothersome noise frequencies that often accompany these areas. Discover how they teamed up with Materialise to build 3D-printed acoustics panels. 

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Top Reasons to 3D Print with Polypropylene | Materialise

Madeleine Fiello, Jana Obermueller
September 15, 2020

We introduced polypropylene (PP), a commonly used plastic in manufacturing, to our 3D printing material lineup in 2018. Find out how incorporating this flexible-yet-tough material into your production leads to major benefits. 

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