Showing results tagged with "3D Printed Model"

A Tale of Two Mammoths: Paleontologist Mietje Germonpré on 3D Printing a Mammoth

Stephanie Benoit
July 30, 2018

We sat down with Mietje Germonpré, a paleontologist at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences in Brussels who is specialized in mammals from the Ice Age, to get her insight on the Mammoth of Lier and how 3D Printing is breathing new life into its age-old remains.

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New Albert Heijn Distribution Center Represented by Giant 3D-Printed Scale Model

Stephanie Benoit
March 16, 2017

Dutch company Vanderlande handles logistics automation, making processes in warehouses more efficient and streamlined. Imagine the warehouse of the future, with rows upon rows of crates that seem to know exactly where they’re going. When multinational supermarket chain Albert Heijn was looking for a new, automated layout for its main distribution center, Vanderlande stepped in to provide it. Materialise 3D-printed their highly complex automated distribution center with a scale model, so that they could clearly show their clients what the new system offered.

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Model Elves and Centaurs Achieve New Levels of Detail with 3D Printing

Stephanie Benoit
February 21, 2017

Raging Heroes is a company based in the South of France that creates miniature models based on the stories and characters they’ve designed over the years. These collectibles are sold to fans, gamers and collectors all over the world, and they’ve achieved an outstanding reputation for quality. So what’s the secret to making such highly detailed models? 3D Printing!

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Bella the Bucovina Shepherd Dog Walks Again Thanks to 3D Printing

Stephanie Benoit
June 29, 2016

Dr. Matthew Allen, Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the University of Cambridge, was faced with a challenging case when he encountered Bella, the Romanian Bucovina Shepherd dog. Bella was plagued with severe mobility problems due to an extremely painful knee joint which had been damaged by disease from a young age.

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Bringing Prehistoric Trilobite Fossils to Life with 3D Printing

Stephanie Benoit
June 22, 2016

Dr. Gianpaolo Di Silvestro is the passionate paleontologist and CEO behind Italian company, Trilobite Design Italia. He is a specialist in trilobites, a fossil group of extinct marine arthropods, and his company sells original and model replicas of these fascinating creatures to collectors, institutions and museums around the world.

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Lifting Off with 3D Printing: the Zwin Nature Reserve Opens Its New Visitor Center

Stephanie Benoit
June 07, 2016

Het Zwin” is a famous nature reserve in the region of West Flanders in Belgium. All year round, thousands of birds flock to the Zwin, making the site a real airport for birds as they pass through during their migration, hunt for food or hatch their eggs. The Zwin opens its new visitors’ center on the 10th of June, and anticipation is high as the center expects 200.000 visitors to attend throughout the year. For support with the concept of the exhibition at the center, they turned to Materialise for help with an instructive bird display!

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Setting Sail for the Seven Provinces: Materialise 3D Prints a Ship Replica

Stephanie Benoit
May 25, 2016

Rotterdam-based design studio, & designshop, received a unique request. Founded by Elwin and Nynke van der Hoek, the design studio and shop was tasked with recreating the magnificent Seven Provinces galleon, a 17th century warship anchored in the Rotterdam harbor, on a scale that would just about fit in an office lobby. But building scale replicas of ships is a long, labor-intensive project, and doing so by hand can take up to a year and a half — whereas they had only seven months. The answer? 3D Printing! The result is this magnificent 1.5-meter-long model, designed by & designshop and printed at Materialise. Meet the Seven Provinces, and its 3D-printed scale replica.

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