As a Sales Manager at Materialise UK, Luke Ambrose has had a front-row view of the evolution of 3D Printing in the UK over the past decade. In this guest post, Luke reflects on how the technology has changed and how UK companies are adapting their approaches towards it.
If you have some experience with designing and printing 3D models, you know how important it is to repair your 3D file after conversion from CAD to STL. The design may look perfect, but when you start printing it, the build can fail. An error can easily slip the eye, which is why STL editing software can help you avoid printability issues and ensure a successful print. Discover the STL repair and editing tools you need to create a watertight, printable 3D model: and they’re all available in Materialise Magics software.
Koiwai offers casting services for automobile companies and was one of the first companies to take full advantage of 3D Printing in Japan. Having invested in Metal 3D Printing since 2013, the company is a leading force of innovation in Japan’s metal manufacturing industry. How did they transform their casting process? How do they deal with the challenges of mass producing metal parts? And where do they see the real value of 3D Printing?
KLIO Design participated in a mobility conference where innovative concepts were presented to increase smart mobility in South Korea. They 3D printed parts of their car to avoid the laborious step of mold creation and make it possible to customize the design. With Materialise software, they were able to design complex, organic lightweight structures and successfully 3D print them.
From 31 May to 2 June, Materialise and Wohlers Associates will conduct a Design for Additive Manufacturing course. This exclusive training is limited to 25 participants and provides hands-on learning and expert instruction on the best methods of design for AM. It includes the consolidation of many parts into fewer parts, topology optimization, lattice, mesh, cellular structures, design rules, and other methods of design for AM.
We asked Terry Wohlers some questions about his drive to organize this training together with Materialise.
Titan Company Ltd. is one of the foremost watchmakers and jewelry manufacturers of India. With daughter brands such as Tanishq, Gold Plus and Zoya, Titan has an enormous audience with constantly shifting tastes that need to be anticipated if the company wants to keep its competitive edge. So how does Titan keep their innovative spirit alive? They use the power of 3D Printing!
What do you do when a customer asks you to build a metal 3D printer from scratch? German company Frydryszik Manufacturing + Technical Services (FMTS) is specialized in providing manufacturing and technical services for all sorts of companies, but they had never worked with 3D Printing before.
What is the epitome of love? How about designing your partner’s wedding dress? Steven Ma, founder of XUBERANCE®, the first professional 3D Printing design company in China, designed his fiancée’s dress. His wedding was the first in the world to have 3D Printing as the theme!
Great news for Adobe Photoshop users: you can now turn your Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) creations into real objects through i.materialise’s high-quality 3D Printing service! Photoshop CC now supports 3D Printing with many of the materials offered by i.materialise, and provides useful functions such as instant pricing and automatic mesh repair. Read more to learn how to get started!
BOLDROCKET has an ambitious plan: to deliver aspiring business and technology solutions to the finance services industry that changes the traditional way that people think. Set out with a mission to foster a creative environment in the office, D+DS architecture designed the office and approached Materialise to print a 3.7-meter-long orange 3D Printed rocket for BOLDROCKET’s new office in London.