A Novel Just-In-Time Concept

Sabine Van Canegem
May 10, 2017

An Innovative Combination of the Power of Additive Manufacturing and the Integrity of Mimics Innovation Suite  

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, are proposing a new concept called just-in-time, that applies to additive manufacturing (AM) prosthesis design. This particular approach adopted by the Australian research converts raw CT scan data directly into 3D printable porous calcaneal prostheses.

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Ross Lovegrove at the Centre Pompidou: 34 Years of Convergent Design

Stephanie Benoit
May 08, 2017

One of the biggest contemporary names in Design, Ross Lovegrove will be exhibiting an introspective collection of his work called “Mutations – Creations” at the Centre Pompidou in Paris this summer. Throughout his long and varied career, Ross has continuously pushed form and function with modern technologies – including 3D Printing – to produce organic, environmental designs. We interviewed him to find out about the philosophy behind his work, why we should strive towards sustainable design, and what role 3D Printing can really play in innovative design.

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Interview with Terry Wohlers on Design for AM

Kirsten Van Praet
May 04, 2017

From 31 May to 2 June, Materialise and Wohlers Associates will conduct a Design for Additive Manufacturing course. This exclusive training is limited to 25 participants and provides hands-on learning and expert instruction on the best methods of design for AM. It includes the consolidation of many parts into fewer parts, topology optimization, lattice, mesh, cellular structures, design rules, and other methods of design for AM.

We asked Terry Wohlers some questions about his drive to organize this training together with Materialise.

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What to Expect at RAPID?

Kirsten Van Praet
April 28, 2017

May is here and that means we are all getting ready for RAPID, the preeminent event for 3D printing and scanning technology. This is the ideal opportunity for you to experience our latest software products and discuss how to boost your business with Materialise experts. The place to be is Pittsburgh, where you can visit us at booth 1613 from May 8-11!

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3D Patient-Specific Modeling: Innovative Approach for Scoliosis Diagnosis

Sabine Van Canegem
April 27, 2017

Researchers at the University of Kragujevac have proposed a new, non-invasive 3D methodology to assess scoliosis, in which spine measurements can be performed by limiting radiation exposure and human intervention. 

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5 Key Takeaways from the Materialise World Summit 2017

Stephanie Benoit
April 27, 2017

Last week, there was only one place to be for the 3D printing industry: the Materialise World Summit. A two-day event hosted in Brussels by Materialise, it invited attendees to think beyond together about the future of 3D Printing. So what did we learn and what were the key takeaways?

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How Pre-Operative Templating Could Have Prevented Trendelenburg Gait

Clare Satterly
April 26, 2017

How pre-operative templating would have permitted the identification of a more appropriate offset and avoided an extreme case of Trendelenburg Gait.

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The Materialise World Summit 2017: Day Two

After the excitement of Day One of the Materialise World Summit, it was going to be difficult to top the experience on Day Two. But expectations were definitely met with some really informative, as well as moving presentations in the Healthcare Session, and a stellar panel discussion entitled "Are We Prepared for an Additive Future?" in the AM Session.

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The Materialise World Summit 2017: Day One

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – today is the day when the Materialise World Summit 2017 kicked off, and what a start! In case you missed out, here is an overview of the highlights from Day One.

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Using a Digital Preoperative Plan to Manage Patient Expectations of Joint Replacement Surgery

Clare Satterly
April 14, 2017

Patient satisfaction is the ultimate goal of any orthopaedic surgeon performing a lower limb joint replacement. When the patient is shown to be satisfied with the results of their hip or knee arthroplasty; increased mobility, reduction in pain and consequent improvements in their quality of life, the surgeon can be satisfied that they have improved the life of their patient.

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