The legacy of 3D printing starts in 2021 with three key trends: going back to the drawing board to rethink manufacturing; enabling the personalization of not only products, but also 3D printers themselves; and creating new solutions, fast.
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.
Baobab Express, an enterprise launched in 2014 to create a safe, low-cost, and dependable method of transportation for the inhabitants of Benin, has become the first company in West Africa to receive the prestigious B Corporation certification!
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.
There is no shortage of resources to learn about 3D printing. But for those of you just becoming acquainted with the technology, it can be overwhelming to understand what exactly 3D printing could do for you. That is why we are boiling down some of the main reasons people turn to 3D printing in this blog.
Materialise’s mission has always been to build a better and healthier world for everyone. We believe that we have a responsibility to care for both our employees and the environment, which is why have integrated both strong environmental principals and human-centered production into everything we do.
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!
How do you provide learning opportunities to schoolchildren located in remote, rural areas? You build a classroom on wheels and hit the road. Find out how the Dream Bus has reached over 270 000 students as it tours the legendary Silk Road through Western China.