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5 Data-Driven Ways that Machine Monitoring Advances AM Facilities

Madeleine Fiello
October 02, 2020

Machine monitoring will bring more data into AM users’ hands than ever before. Thanks to our initiative with other industry leaders, we’re bringing this technology to the masses to help advance production in 3D print factories. In this blog, we touch on the top five advantages of machine monitoring in AM facilities.

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Driving Growth in Additive Manufacturing with BASF

Fried Vancraen
July 19, 2018

3D Printing is a revolutionary technology, capable of transforming entire industries and challenging our traditional manufacturing processes. Development of new materials, better and faster machines and increased automation provide new impulses to the 3D printing industry and lead to continued innovation. This has helped to position 3D Printing not just as a prototyping technology but as a relevant alternative and complementary manufacturing technology for final products. As a result, we are seeing increased adoption of 3D Printing among industrial manufacturing companies. Leading manufacturers in the automotive, aerospace and consumer goods industry turn to 3D Printing as they recognize the design optimizations it creates in existing vertical applications and the potential to create new and significant business opportunities in new markets.

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Three Tools that Help Find the Best Orientation for Metal AM Parts

Kirsten Van Praet
June 04, 2018

Two years. That’s about the time it takes today to learn how to successfully 3D print metal components. A period characterized by trial and error experiments, build crashes, vaporized money and time, all mixed in with the occasional correct build. To deal with the challenges that Metal 3D Printing poses, a thorough understanding of how the metal Additive Manufacturing process works is essential.

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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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Addressing the Challenges of DLP and Bottom-Up 3D Printing

Kirsten Van Praet
April 06, 2017

Sherhryar Khan, Application Engineer at the DLP Competence Centre in Malaysia, measured the impact of our support generation software for bottom-up technology and shares the result of the DLP knowledge center with you.

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Materialise Wins Trends Gazellen Award as Fastest Growing Company in Flemish Brabant

Stephanie Benoit
February 09, 2017

The foremost business and finance magazine published in Belgium, Trends hosts the Trends Gazellen award every year to celebrate the fastest growing Belgian companies per region. Materialise won the award for Flemish Brabant, making us a Trends Gazellen Ambassador for a year!

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Enchanted Forests and Electronic Music: How We 3D Printed a Ring for Tomorrowland

Stephanie Benoit
August 09, 2016

Chances are you’ve heard of Tomorrowland before. Perhaps you were even among the 180,000 music lovers who attended this year. As one of the largest electronic music festivals in the world, Tomorrowland is famed for its diverse lineup of DJs, its incredible fairytale-themed stages and décor, and record-breaking ticket sales. Every year they release an introduction video to warm up festivalgoers, and this year’s theme was “The Elixir of Life”. We were tasked with the creation of a unique object which would function as one of the props in the video: a magical ring!

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5 Things You Need to Consider when 3D Printing Wearables

Radhika Dhuru
April 28, 2016

Far from its days as a niche technology, 3D Printing now accounts for more than 90% of the world’s in-ear hearing aids: and that’s just one example of how 3D Printing is making waves in the manufacturing sector across diverse industries. At Materialise, we’ve announced five major eyewear manufacturing projects in the past year alone, in addition to several 3D-printed fashion collaborations and other consumer products.

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The Iceman Cometh: Ötzi Reborn on a 3D Printer

Radhika Dhuru
February 18, 2016

Five thousand years after he was murdered on a Tyrolean Alpine peak, Ötzi rose from liquid resin on a Mammoth stereolithography 3D printer at Materialise — or rather, his 3D-printed twin did. An interdisciplinary team, comprising scientists, archeologists and historians, turned to Materialise to create the first 3D-printed replica of Ötzi’s mummified body in aid of research. Watch the whole process of 3D printing a mummy here!

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Let There Be LIGHT, Said Fraunhofer ILT: A Mammoth Print Job for Self-Supporting Letters

Radhika Dhuru
December 29, 2015

How do you create a showstopper display for an exhibition about lasers? You let there be LIGHT! For the LASER World of Photonics 2015 exhibition, the Fraunhofer Institute of Laser Technology ILT wanted to display a set of giant luminescent letters, each taller than an average person, spelling out the word LIGHT. And our Mammoth Stereolithography machines were happy to oblige—even when the size of the data set topped anything that we’ve ever sent to a 3D printer before. (For a detailed look into how this project was designed, prepared, and 3D-printed, check out our case study here!)

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