Showing results tagged with "Design"

3DP&Me: “When customers can see exactly what’s possible and practical with additive, it leads to that “Aha!” moment”

Elizabeth Boorman
September 17, 2019

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.

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Designer of the Year Unfold Features 3D-Printed Sculptures in Design Museum Gent

Stephanie Benoit
February 28, 2018

Every year, a Belgian designer is nominated as the Designer of the Year by the Biënnale Interieur, Knack Weekend and the Design Museum in Gent. This year’s winner was none other than Unfold, a design duo composed of Claire Warnier and Dries Verbruggen. We’ve had the privilege of collaborating together with Unfold on a number of their pieces, which are now on display at the Design Museum of Gent as part of a solo exhibition in honor of the Designer of the Year award. A parallel exhibition called “Hello Robot” is also being held at the same time and builds on the themes of design exploration at the intersection of man and machine.

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A Novel Just-In-Time Concept

Sabine Van Canegem
May 10, 2017

An Innovative Combination of the Power of Additive Manufacturing and the Integrity of Mimics Innovation Suite  

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, are proposing a new concept called just-in-time, that applies to additive manufacturing (AM) prosthesis design. This particular approach adopted by the Australian research converts raw CT scan data directly into 3D printable porous calcaneal prostheses.

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Giving the Henry van de Velde Award Trophies a 3D-Printed Twist

Stephanie Benoit
April 04, 2017

The Henry van de Velde Awards are given by Design Flanders every year in Belgium to honor the best design of the year. And it’s only logical that an awards ceremony celebrating good design should have a uniquely designed trophy! Design Flanders turned to us to create twelve trophies for the winners of 2016.

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Cubetto Playset gets the Materialise Design & Engineering Treatment

Natalie Simpson
May 17, 2016

When Primo came to Materialise they had already identified 3D Printing as the ideal manufacturing method for the first 650 runs of the Cubetto Playset. What they went on to discover was the value you can realise when a product is designed specifically for 3D Printing. A tangible programming interface that teaches children programming logic without the need for literacy, the Cubetto Playset consists of a programming interface, a set of instruction blocks and board, and the star of the show, a robot called ‘Cubetto’. Comprised of natural materials and electronics, Primo had selected Additive Manufacturing to produce eleven parts including the programming blocks and components that would be used to construct the Cubetto robot.

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Unfold at Milan Design Week 2016: When Support Structure Becomes Art

Stephanie Benoit
April 18, 2016

Antwerp-based design studio Unfold is constantly pushing the boundaries of how design intersects with modern digital manufacturing. For Milan Design Week 2016, they participated in the Belgian Matters exhibition, curated by Siegrid Demyttenaere for DAMN° magazine, along with 13 other Belgian designers each paired up with a Belgian company. The exhibition is part of a larger framework titled “A Matter of Perception: Tradition & Technology” in the prestigious Palazzo Litta in Milan, Italy. The aim of the exhibition was to showcase how modern technology could be used to enhance and transform traditional furniture design, and together with Unfold, Materialise helped to make their project Skafaldo a reality.

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Cyborgs and Fossilized Monsters: Nick Ervinck’s 3D Printed Sculptures

Stephanie Benoit
April 04, 2016

Belgian artist Nick Ervinck explores the boundaries between the physical and the imaginary, the traditional and the modern, architecture and sculpture. Constantly pushing the frontiers on what is spatially possible, he is a pioneer in the use of 3D Printing in art. Although we first collaborated with him in 2008 for his artwork GNIURKS_S, Materialise had the honor of collaborating with him again for his two newest creations: LAPIRSUB and NOITALS.

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3D Print Start-Up Toyze Secures a Major Backer and Explains Its Ambitious Growth Plan

Elizabeth Boorman
August 01, 2014

Om Nom, Toss, Roto, Boo, Blue and Lick are mobile game characters with millions of fans around the world — and the start of an adventure for one 3D print business. Toyze is an app where users can create, customize, and order 3D printed figurines of popular mobile game characters (including the cast of Zeptolab's beloved Cut the Rope series.) The app has already garnered praise by major publications such as VentureBeat, 3Dprint.com, and Yahoo Finance. How'd they do all that in under a year?

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3D Printing Brings 245-year-old Piranesi's Etchings Off the Page and Into Reality

Vanessa Palsenbarg
April 25, 2014

"I need to produce great ideas, and I believe that if I were commissioned to design a new universe, I would be mad enough to undertake it." - Giovanni Battista Piranesi

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