Showing results tagged with "Machinery & Equipment"

How to Reduce Data Prep Time of Metal Support Structure by 90%?

Kirsten Van Praet
July 20, 2018

As the metal AM industry grows and 3D printed components become increasingly complex, so does the need to integrate automated processes. It takes a lot of time to create support structures that anchor the part sufficiently and prevent warpage, but which are at the same time easy to remove. Especially parts with a complex geometry need to be prepared very thoroughly as each surface that lacks sufficient support may cause defects in the part or even build crashes.

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5 Things to Look Forward to at AMUG

Kirsten Van Praet
March 28, 2018

It’s time for AMUG – the 3D printing event that has been around since the early days of the technology. It unites people from the industry both new and veterans and is a great way to discover new innovations, network, and learn about the exciting projects.  This year Materialise will once again be attending AMUG in St. Louis, Missouri, from April 8-12. At the event, see our latest innovations, get a demo of our 3D printing software suite, including Magics, and hear from our team of experts who will be giving presentations.

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5 Trends in 3D Printing for 2018

Stephanie Benoit
January 09, 2018

2017 has been an exciting year for the 3D printing industry, with plenty of new players appearing on the scene, as well as countless new collaborations and innovations. In such a dynamic industry, we would love to be able to simply peer into a crystal ball to see what the future will bring. Unfortunately, we don’t have a crystal ball at Materialise, but we do have many industry experts and visionaries and we’ve asked them to share their predictions for the 3D printing industry in 2018. We’ve bundled their input for you in a list of five trends we anticipate for 2018.

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Our 10 Favorite Blog Posts of 2017

Stephanie Benoit
December 29, 2017

The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to look back at the past year to see what we’ve accomplished and how far we’ve come. It was really tough to narrow down our favorite blog posts to just 10 – we’ve been lucky enough to have been involved in so many collaborations, technological innovations and inspirational stories – and we want to share the cream of the crop with you. Read on to discover our favorite stories of 2017!

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PTC Presents Project with Materialise at Formnext 2017

Kirsten Van Praet
November 15, 2017

PTC, a leading CAD/CAM and PLM company, presented advancements in 3D Printing related to their recently announced CREO 5 at the Materialise booth at formnext today.

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3D Printing Your Own Production Line: How Materialise Does It

Stephanie Benoit
August 14, 2017

As a 3D printing company, we’ve experienced the difference 3D-printed components can make in our own production lines. Check out how we’re using 3D Printing on our own production floor!

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5 Easy Ways to Remove Metal Support Structures

Kirsten Van Praet
July 18, 2017

Applying a minimal amount of support is a matter of taking into account your design and part orientation. When support structures are still required, advanced 3D printing software offers you a wide range of support types that are ideal for the geometry of your part.

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Materialise 3DP Academy: 3D-Printed Production Lines Edition

Stephanie Benoit
June 23, 2017

Our latest 3DP Academy, hosted at the Materialise headquarters in Leuven, was no ordinary edition – we focused on the increasingly relevant topic of 3D-printed production line components.

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HP Multi Jet Fusion Joins Materialise OnSite, Get Your CAD Files Ready!

Radhika Dhuru
June 13, 2017

Been curious about HP’s new Multi Jet Fusion technology? For you, the wait is over. The most talked-about 3D printing technology of the day is now available via Materialise OnSite, our online quoting and ordering platform.

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The New HP Jet Fusion 4200 3D Printing Machine: Testing in Full Swing

Radhika Dhuru
March 21, 2017

The surface of Materialise engineer Giovanni Vleminckx’s desk is covered in stone-grey 3D prints. Gears, hinges, interlocking links, and the odd Yoda-like figurine. Meet the first test prints of the widely anticipated HP Jet Fusion 3D printer! Announced last autumn, the news of the HP Multi Jet Fusion technology quickly spread waves of excitement throughout the 3D printing world — and Materialise is privileged with prior access to the new technology. Giovanni, as a researcher and engineer in our production unit, got the opportunity to run frequent tests on the machine. Here’s what he thinks.

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