30 years in the making, 3D printing is no longer just a prototyping technology. The development of smart production systems has caused a fundamental change in manufacturing, with systems that now allow for more flexible, automated operations and cost-effective manufacturing of end-use consumer products.
Thanks to the adoption of various people-centric initiatives, Materialise earned a Top Employer Belgium certification for 2020. As we continue to grow and reach our 30th anniversary, this recognition acknowledges the success found in the people practices and employee conditions implemented within the organization.
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 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.
“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.
Jorn was a Biomedical Engineering graduate who decided to take part in the Future Innovators Day to get a sneak peek into jobs and life at Materialise. A few months later, he walked through the door of Materialise again to start work as a Clinical Engineer.
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.
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!