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.
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.
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.
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.
In February 2019, Materialise was recognized as a Factory of the Future, but we didn’t get here alone. Collaboration is at the core of everything we do, and we even take it a step further with co-creation: truly pushing the limits to overcome challenges together. Our devotion to working closely with others is clear with the launch of our advisory service, Mindware.
We’re continuing our 30th anniversary blog series this month with a focus on the PolyJet technology. Discover what this versatile technology adds to our portfolio and how it’s enabled innovation in the medical 3D printing industry.
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.