3D Printing Prosthetics for Wounded Veterans

Liesbeth Kemel
July 08, 2014

I’ve previously told you about a facial reconstruction story of a man falling off a balcony while he was on vacation. The same way that doctors in the UK were able to restore Jon’s face to the way it was before the fall, doctors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland have been able to restore soldiers’ faces by using Mimics Innovation Suite and 3-matic for 3D Printing prosthetics and implants for soldiers wounded in IED blasts.

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RS Print Opens Offices in Beringen, Belgium

Elizabeth Boorman
June 27, 2014

What better way to celebrate the opening of the offices of our new founded Footwear company RS Print than with a running competition?

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Reconstructing Jon’s Face after a Nearly Fatal Fall

Liesbeth Kemel
May 19, 2014

One of the worst ways to spend a vacation is in an emergency room. Especially after surviving a 35-foot fall, breaking all four limbs and, worst of all, shattering your face. This is exactly what happened to 27-year old Jon Fenton when he was vacationing in Barcelona and fell face first off of his four-story high hotel balcony.

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3D Printed Insoles: Customized to Support Your Every Move

Nils Faber
May 15, 2014

What’s the next “step” in 3D Printing? You don’t have to be a 3D Printing fanatic to see that tailored 3D printed products have become more common as the cost has diminished and the software has advanced. This environment has enabled our latest endeavor, RSPrint, which we founded together with RSscan (RS stands for Runner Service). Together, some of us at Materialise have worked with Jempi Wilssens, founder of RSscan, and his colleagues to develop 3D printed insoles, based on dynamic measurement footscans and customized to support your distinct gait.

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Visualizing the Human Anatomy: 500 Years Since Andreas Vesalius

Elizabeth Boorman
April 30, 2014

Like many books of the Renaissance, The Fabric of the Human Body is an exceptional book in both its in-depth anatomical knowledge and its collection of beautifully sketched drawings. Andreas Vesalius, the author of this 7-volume collection, gathered such detailed and extensive insight in the human anatomy that he would soon become a revolutionary figure in the field of anatomical research.

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Material Monday: How I Discovered 3D Printed Titanium Implants

Elizabeth Boorman
April 14, 2014

I am still quite new at Materialise. I joined as a copywriter in February and I am still learning the various aspects of the departments in the company and all the wonderful things 3D Printing can do.

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At the Finish Line: Hear the World Runners at the Zurich Marathon

Elizabeth Boorman
April 10, 2014

The results are in from the runners featured in last week’s blog post. The team we sponsored at the Zurich Marathon fundraising for non-profit Hear the World Foundation finished with a time of 3 hours and 43 minutes. Way to go, team!

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Hear, Hear! Materialise Is Supporting a Team Running for a Better and Healthier World

Elizabeth Boorman
April 04, 2014

This Sunday at the Zurich Marathon, Markus Leuthold, Martin Kirchberger, Siddhartha Jha and Jane Bevan, employees of the hearing aid manufacturer Phonak, will run a sum distance of 42.2km as a fundraiser for the Hear the World Foundation

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3D Printing Human Cells Today for 3D Printed Living Organs Tomorrow

Elizabeth Boorman
April 01, 2014

What would the world be like with 3D-printed organs made from real human tissue? Researchers at the Sabanci University in Turkey took us one step forward to this reality as they were the first to 3D print anatomically accurate aorta cells.

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