This week, we hosted a roomful of 3D printing professionals, academics and enthusiasts in Essen, Germany. Against the dramatic backdrop of an old coal quarry, we organized a 3DP Academy and a conference to discuss the questions that come up frequently among 3D printing adopters today. How do you implement Additive Manufacturing in your company? What kind of time-and-cost savings can be achieved by switching your production to 3D-printed spare parts? And how can you use 3D Printing to produce “better” parts? With speakers from Daimler, Deutsche Bahn, Lufthansa and Siemens among others, we got some great insights into how major players in diverse sectors are adopting Additive Manufacturing into their operations today.
Since the Making a Difference / A Difference in Making exhibition opened its doors on the 24th of April, it has been the scene of fantastic celebrations (including the start of the Materialise World Conference 2015 and Materialise’s 25th Anniversary Party), of informative workshops, and has seen 15,000 people discover the added-value that 3D Printing has to offer for the lives of individuals, our society and the environment. Curated by Marta Malé-Alemany, held at the BOZAR, and realized thanks to the passion, brilliance and dedication to 3D Printing of individuals throughout the industry (and within Materialise), the exhibition was truly something to be proud of for all involved.
Structures in nature are known for being highly complex and difficult to represent in a designed form. Indeed, designers are often attracted to creating objects which have minimal straight lines, finding beauty and functionality in the simplicity. But what if that challenge could be overcome, and with the help of 3D Printing, complex structures could be digitally broken down and printed back together?
This year, Materialise is celebrating its 25th anniversary and you’re likely to hear the phrase “25 Years of Meaningful Innovations” going around. But what does 25 Years of Meaningful Innovations mean?
Due to its huge success, our 3D printing exhibition MAKING A DIFFERENCE/A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING, curated by Marta Malé Alemany and produced by Materialise has been extended to June 23rd, 2015. This gives you 2 extra weeks to go to the BOZAR Center for Fine Arts in Brussels and explore the added value of 3D Printing.
A buzz of excitement was in the air the air the evening of April 23rd. Guests from the Materialise World Conference were walking one block from the SQUARE to the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts to join the official opening of the exhibition: "MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING", curated by Marta Malé-Alemany and produced by Materialise to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 3D printing pioneer.
What is so novel about 3D Printing anyway? And what impact does 3D Printing have on individual lives? What about society? And even larger, the environment? All these questions will be explored at MAKING A DIFFERENCE / A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING, from April 24th to June 7th at the internationally-renowned BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. Materialise has been working with curator Marta Malé-Alemany to put together this exhibition that looks at 3D Printing with both the eyes of fascination and a deeper observation of its consequences.