Materialise and HP are exploring the possibilities of voxel technology to produce parts that have different properties on a volume-level. Together we created a voxel-printed part that visualizes the stresses that would impact a metal part. The 3D model was printed at HP’s R&D facility and sets a first example for the industry.
What did 2016 look like for Materialise Medical? Our blog covered our most interesting projects, stories and updates, which covered everything from 3D-printed implants to saving the lives of newborn babies! We’ve taken a look at the favorite blog posts of our readers and here are the results.
How ancient is the act of murder? Thanks to a recently-discovered skull in Spain, we know it’s at least 430,000 years old. Materialise software Mimics Innovation Suite, used by researchers at the Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolución y Comportamiento Humanos, is helping uncover one of the oldest crime mysteries in human history: what killed the young adult now known to us as specimen Cr-17?
Ever been fascinated by hagfish slime? No? You should be. This extraordinary goop can leave aquatic predators fumbling to detach themselves while the slippery hagfish makes a getaway, and also contains protein threads of remarkable strength comparable to that of spider silks. With those material properties, the substance could help develop a sustainable resource that could save our ecosystem: and our software program Mimics is helping researchers find out how the humble hagfish produces such a super-material on short notice.