AR, VR, and 3D Printing Bridge the Gap between Radiology and Surgery at UCSF

Todd Pietila
January 15, 2020

3D technologies such as Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR) and 3D printing provide doctors with more information than they can see with 3D images on 2D displays, making the tools valuable in surgical planning at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

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A Day in the Life of a Materialise Project Engineer

Aura Farrando
January 10, 2020

Problem-solving, together with her team, is both the key motivation as well as the challenge for Paula Roman. This Project Engineer at Materialise Manufacturing is passionate about 3D printing and has a resolute can-do attitude towards her job, two great ingredients for this role. 

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5 Tips to Optimize Your Personalized Medical Device Design Workflow

Sjoerd Kolk
January 06, 2020

When it comes to designing personalized medical devices such as hip implants, cranial plates, or surgical guides, the possibilities offered by 3D printing are virtually limitless. In practice, designing a personalized device is easier said than done.

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Encouraging Internal Mobility: A Look at the Development of Four Employees’ Careers

Madeleine Fiello
December 17, 2019

Internal mobility is highly encouraged at Materialise. We took a look at the stories of four employees’ career paths to discover how they sought new opportunities, their advice for colleagues looking to do the same, and internal mobility resources provided by HR.

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3D Personalized Predictions for Congenital Heart Disease Patients Wins Mimics Innovation Award

Beatriz Dominguez Gonzalez
December 13, 2019

Non-invasive, accurate and personalized prognosis methods may be making their way into the medical world faster than we think.

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Our Customers’ Biggest Success Stories of 2019

Madeleine Fiello
December 10, 2019

With 2019 wrapping up, we take a look back at the top case studies from our Manufacturing partnerships. From ski boots to suitcases, read on to learn how our team helped companies take their solutions to the next level with 3D printing.

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Sustainability, Scaling, and Uncertainty: 3D Printing Trends for 2020

Kristof Sehmke, Bram Smits
December 04, 2019

In 2020, we will celebrate Materialise’s 30th anniversary. In the past three decades, we’ve seen 3D printing grow from a nascent technology that was struggling to create even basic shapes to a revolutionary technology, capable of transforming entire industries and challenging our traditional manufacturing processes. We build on those three decades of 3D printing experience to look forward and identify those themes and trends that will drive and define our industry in 2020.

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How Accurately Can Templating Software Predict Implant Sizes?

Anna Marchenko
November 27, 2019

Pre-operative software can highlight issues that may arise during an orthopedic surgery and give accurate predictions on how implants will fit, according to a recent study in the UK.

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Top 5 Magics 24 Features Accelerating AM Productivity

Madeleine Fiello
November 19, 2019

Beta testers have already been testing out the lightning-fast new features introduced in the newest version of Magics, Magics 24. These top five new updates accelerate the productivity of AM users — discover what these tools are and how they’re improving data preparation.

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Point-of-Care 3D Printing Improves Patient Outcomes at Nemours

Todd Pietila
November 18, 2019

Easily collaborating between teams across the hospital system, better surgical results and achieving true informed consent with patients are just three reasons why Nemours Children’s Hospital uses an in-house 3D printing service.

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