Materialise interviews Dr. Adrian Keppler, the CEO of EOS, about what is necessary to make 3D Printing more successful in the future. It’s all about creating an additive mindset. Watch the leadership talk interview.
2017 has been an exciting year for the 3D printing industry, with plenty of new players appearing on the scene, as well as countless new collaborations and innovations. In such a dynamic industry, we would love to be able to simply peer into a crystal ball to see what the future will bring. Unfortunately, we don’t have a crystal ball at Materialise, but we do have many industry experts and visionaries and we’ve asked them to share their predictions for the 3D printing industry in 2018. We’ve bundled their input for you in a list of five trends we anticipate for 2018.
Dr. Hendrik Schafstall explains what value simulation can bring in Metal 3D Printing, what it means to have simulation integrated within Materialise Magics and what the future of simulation looks like.
To those in the 3D printing industry, Wilfried Vancraen is a familiar name. More than 27 years ago, Fried saw his first 3D printer ever – and it made such an impression on him that he and his wife Hilde ended up starting his very own company called Materialise, pooling all their savings together to acquire just one Stereolithography printer. Materialise has come a long way since then, and on the 27th of September, Fried had the honor of being inducted into the TCT Hall of Fame along with four other industry leaders who have made significant contributions to the development and innovation of 3D Printing. In this blog post we take a look at Fried’s journey from young engineer to respected industry pioneer.
How does 3D Printing affect the number of manufacturing jobs and what is the impact of the technology on our society? Jürgen Tiedje, head of Digital Grow at the European Commission, shares the European Commission’s view on these topics.
At Materialise, innovation has always been one of the strongest foundations of our company culture. We like to encourage the growth and input of our employees, because we know that a company is only as great as its people. The Innovation Prize is a bonus given to an employee who has implemented a particularly novel or creative way of doing things in their company or line of business. In order to encourage companies to reward their most innovative employees, the Belgian government grants certain privileges to companies who wish to give this Innovation Bonus. We saw it as a great way to stimulate healthy competition within the company, and you guessed it: innovation. This year was a little bit different, as we have been implementing this bonus in Materialise for ten years now! The Belgian Government wanted to reward our dedication with a little more ceremony, and we were more than happy to go pick up our very own Innovation award in person.