Problem-solving, together with her team, is both the key motivation as well as the challenge for Paula Roman. This Project Engineer at Materialise Manufacturing is passionate about 3D printing and has a resolute can-do attitude towards her job, two great ingredients for this role.
In 2020, we will celebrate Materialise’s 30th anniversary. In the past three decades, we’ve seen 3D printing grow from a nascent technology that was struggling to create even basic shapes to a revolutionary technology, capable of transforming entire industries and challenging our traditional manufacturing processes. We build on those three decades of 3D printing experience to look forward and identify those themes and trends that will drive and define our industry in 2020.
Chinese manufacturers believe 3D printing is necessary for the country to keep its status as the ‘factory of the world’. Yet, few are ready to implement it into their production lines. This is according to a recent survey that Materialise conducted among Chinese manufacturing companies to gain insight into their attitudes and interest in the technology.
The 9th edition of the École de vacances (summer school) saw a trio of Materialise volunteers travel from Belgium to Benin to mentor a group of under-20s as they developed projects around plant-based alternatives for preventing and curing malaria, empowering female entrepreneurs in rural regions, and kick-starting a clean, safe e-scooter alternative to dirty, petrol-fueled motorbikes.
Meet the eight high school graduates who are making ripples across their communities.
In this interview, we talk to Jurgen Roekens, Materialise’s Design and Engineering Director, about how the Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) process helps his clients produce exactly the right engineering solution that adds value in many different ways.
What does the future of the global additive extrusion space look like? We are shaping it as we speak, thanks to the strategic alliance we formed with our valued partner BASF and Essentium, Inc., a Texas-based developer of innovative solutions for disruptive, industrial additive manufacturing.
“Sign for my future” is among Belgium’s biggest and fastest growing initiatives to address climate change, collecting over 100,000 signatures within its first week. This citizen-led initiative aims to collect as many signatures as possible via its website in support of a clear mandate and a more ambitious climate policy for Belgium.
This is the story of Habibi.works, a maker space built to improve the everyday lives of thousands of refugees in Katsikas. One of the highlights of the workshop in Katsikas is the new 3D printer, a Mass Portal machine, donated by Materialise.
As if working on one of 2018’s highest-grossing films wasn’t impressive enough, Julia Koerner had another pleasant surprise coming when she heard that Ruth E. Carter had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. And the Oscar win has been the cherry on the cake.