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.
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.
Dr. Casey Handmer is a theoretical physicist passionate about 3D Printing, technology and space. Together with our consumer printing service, i.materialise, he has managed to combine those three interests into one magnificent project: the Mars ring, a 3D printed ring which has transformed NASA’s publically available information on the topography of the planet Mars into a wearable object.
As the newest copywriter at Materialise, I’ve been trying to learn as much as I can about the fascinating industry of 3D Printing since I started my job. A great way for me to get acquainted with the consumer side of Materialise was to participate in the i.materialise meetup last week!