Art Meets Technology in the New Hoet Cabrio SX Eyewear

Radhika Dhuru
February 15, 2017

“Innovation is my mission statement,” says Bieke Hoet, owner of the Hoet Design Studio. And you can see it in her latest collection of 3D-printed eyewear frames: Hoet Cabrio SX, launched at Silmo 2016. Designed in collaboration with the Belgian indie pop duo SX, this striking new collection features a radically new approach to eyewear design. Out with pinched angles and unflattering edges, in with organic design and fluid lines. Meet Cabrio SX, the newest work of art in the long-running partnership between Hoet Design Studio and Materialise.

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3D Printing Cuts Costs and Lead Times for Korean Car Parts Manufacturer

Stephanie Benoit
February 14, 2017

The automotive industry is an early adopter of 3D printing technology, initially benefitting from Rapid Prototyping to finalize new car concepts. SL Corporation is an automotive parts manufacturer based in Korea, who was able to cut their lead-times significantly and reduce costs by incorporating 3D Printing into their production.

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Materialise Wins Trends Gazellen Award as Fastest Growing Company in Flemish Brabant

Stephanie Benoit
February 09, 2017

The foremost business and finance magazine published in Belgium, Trends hosts the Trends Gazellen award every year to celebrate the fastest growing Belgian companies per region. Materialise won the award for Flemish Brabant, making us a Trends Gazellen Ambassador for a year!

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Should Hospitals Limit Joint Replacement Procedures as a Cost Saving Measure?

Clare Satterly
February 07, 2017

It has recently been reported that financial pressures within the NHS in the UK are leading some CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) to consider limiting joint replacement procedures in the hospitals within their areas by 12% for hip and 19% for knee arthroplasties respectively. They will do this by treating only cases where the “patient’s pain and disability should be sufficiently severe that it interferes with the patient’s daily life and/or ability to sleep”, using the patient’s Oxford Hip Score as a determining factor.

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Our 5 Most Read Blog Posts of 2016 to Inspire You

Stephanie Benoit
February 06, 2017

What did 2016 look like for Materialise Medical? Our blog covered our most interesting projects, stories and updates, which covered everything from 3D-printed implants to saving the lives of newborn babies! We’ve taken a look at the favorite blog posts of our readers and here are the results.

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Artist Creates 3D-Printed Steampunk Watch Cover

Stephanie Benoit
February 03, 2017

Jeremy Burnich is an artist who just can’t get enough of 3D Printing. One of his latest creations was this magnificent steampunk Apple watch cover in copper, printed by our consumer 3D printing service i.materialise!

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MADE Program Encourages Employee Development at Materialise Malaysia

Stephanie Benoit
January 25, 2017

It’s important to feel supported and encouraged in a work environment, which is why Materialise tries to organize diverse employee development programs. One such program which has been very popular and successful over the years has been the MADE program; an initiative from our Malaysian office which stands for “Materialise Autonomy Development and Expansion”.

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Performing a Wrist Osteotomy with 3D Printing at Hampshire Hand Surgery Clinic

Stephanie Benoit
January 24, 2017

Mr. Alistair Phillips works at a major trauma clinic in Southampton, where he receives many referral cases of patients who require elbow surgery and complex trauma reconstruction, often from car accidents.

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Why You Should Be Planning Knee Procedures Digitally

Clare Satterly
January 20, 2017

To what extent can success be attributed to planning? As with most things in life it undoubtedly helps, and in orthopaedic surgery there are many good reasons to use digital planning tools for both complex and simple procedures, given that digital images and picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) are now the norm in most hospitals.

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Betty Regains Mobility in Shattered Elbow with Medical 3D Printing

Stephanie Benoit
January 12, 2017

Betty and her husband were about to leave on their annual holiday to Spain when they heard the bad news: her husband was terminally ill. The situation only got worse when Betty fell during the holiday and shattered her right elbow. Although she received medical attention, it was impossible to allow the bones to heal properly at a time when her husband needed all her care and attention.

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