Nuova Società Piemontese Automobili, or Nuova SPA, draws on a proud history of Italian automotive manufacturing. Founded in 1906, SPA produced classic Italian automobiles right up until 1949. The contemporary Nuova SPA is a continuation of this legacy with its unique creations that blend luxury and innovation together. Curious about what that looks like? Meet Bicicletto, an e-bike designed with the esthetics of a vintage motorbike. We helped reduce the weight of the bike, as well as production costs, with the inclusion of 3D-printed parts.
The earthquake in Central Italy on the 24th of August has had devastating consequences for families and towns in the region. Our Italian colleagues were compelled to do something to help, which resulted in a spur of the moment fundraiser on wednesday. The money will go towards rebuilding the area, as a large amount of cultural heritage and family homes have been destroyed by the earthquake. Inspired by the lovely village of Amatrice – one of the places which was hit the worst – Account Manager for Materialise Italy, Alessio Esposti, decided to make Spaghetti Amatriciana for everyone at our headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.
MECSPE, the Specialized Mechanics Exhibition, is the biggest industrial manufacturing trade fair in Italy. Organized yearly in Parma, it draws over 33,000 visitors from all over the world, and the Materialise Italy team was proud to represent us at this important and dynamic event.