Reduced waste, production efficiency and functional gain driven by greater design freedom and flexibility. An increasingly familiar summary of the key benefits afforded by metal 3D printing. Meanwhile, high-volume repeatability, precision surface finishing, particularly in relation to tight tolerances, remain characteristics more closely associated with CNC machining. But what if there was no competition? No ‘either/or’?
“Sign for my future” is among Belgium’s biggest and fastest growing initiatives to address climate change, collecting over 100,000 signatures within its first week. This citizen-led initiative aims to collect as many signatures as possible via its website in support of a clear mandate and a more ambitious climate policy for Belgium.
This is the story of Habibi.works, a maker space built to improve the everyday lives of thousands of refugees in Katsikas. One of the highlights of the workshop in Katsikas is the new 3D printer, a Mass Portal machine, donated by Materialise.
Jorn was a Biomedical Engineering graduate who decided to take part in the Future Innovators Day to get a sneak peek into jobs and life at Materialise. A few months later, he walked through the door of Materialise again to start work as a Clinical Engineer.
As if working on one of 2018’s highest-grossing films wasn’t impressive enough, Julia Koerner had another pleasant surprise coming when she heard that Ruth E. Carter had been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Costume Design. And the Oscar win has been the cherry on the cake.
This month, Materialise was awarded the label of ‘Factory of the Future 4.0’. So what does the Factory of the Future look like for automotive tooling? At RapidFit, managing director Filip Dehing says the Factory of the Future will be built on two key principles: mastering the complete value chain, and doing so digitally. In service of this vision, RapidFit’s latest addition to their high-tech workshop is a large-format 5-axis CNC milling machine, large enough for even cubing projects — quality inspection tools the size of an entire car — combined with Siemens NX CAM software.
How do you turn a quality policy from an abstract notion into a living, breathing reality? That’s where our quality management team comes in. Meet Eddy Couvreur, learn about his work as a Quality Engineer, and hear the inspiring story of how he started working at Materialise.
The industrial landscape is going digital. By 2020, PwC expects as many as 64% of manufacturing factories to use connected sensors, and expects the number of factories using 3D printing to double. And 2020 isn’t all that far off any longer. So where are we today? For Materialise, the emergence of Factories of the Future is not a phenomenon we’re waiting for. It’s a vision we’re realizing today. And last week, we were proud to be awarded the ‘Factory of the Future Label 4.0’ by Agoria and Sirris, after a rigorous selection procedure. But we’re not going the distance alone. Read on to discover why you can’t be a Factory of the Future in a vacuum.
2018 was a big year for Point-of-Care 3D printing, with thousands of patients helped and major milestones achieved. We expect this trend to continue in 2019, further increasing access to 3D printing for clinicians and enabling more patients to benefit.