As we step into the future of 3D printing, we see more and more automated processes that lead to better print accuracy and improve sustainability with less waste in the industry. Follow along as we take a look back at the most meaningful innovations over the company's 30 years.
2020 was a year that upended how and where we work, travel, shop, and socialize. A year that reframed priorities, changed habits, and challenged us all to adapt and find solutions. Find out what 2020 looked like for Materialise.
In the wide world of medical imaging, we have evolved from X-rays to the 3D-printed models of today. As of this historic era, clinicians can visualize their patients’ entire anatomy using 3D planning. 3D planning is one of the tools to further personalize healthcare — and drive more predictable outcomes from the operating room.
People are the cornerstone of Materialise. To show this commitment, Materialise donated a banana plant in each of their employees’ names to the Bananas for Every Woman project. It’s an initiative started in Benin that aims to improve nutrition in the region and provide women with financial autonomy.
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.