The Rise of 3D Technology for Patient Treatment in Brazil

Bruno Barreto
January 10, 2017

Our Materalise Brazil office recently took the initiative to start a lecture series in Brazil entitled: “Innovation in 3D technology for health”. The aim of the lectures is to create awareness about the possibilities of 3D Printing for healthcare professionals, and how our technology can help hospitals treat their patients more effectively. The lectures, attended by over 300 academics, operators and hospital staff, took place at three different universities throughout the country.

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Siemens Shares Their View on the AM Industry With Materialise

Kirsten Van Praet
January 05, 2017

Whereas we bring 3D print software to market, Siemens PLM offers product lifecycle management (PLM) and manufacturing operations management (MOM) software. At formnext, the exhibition in Frankfurt that reunites Additive Manufacturing companies from around the globe, Siemens used demo sessions to show visitors what a collaboration between Materialise and Siemens could mean to the AM industry.

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Happy Holidays!

Liesbeth Kemel
December 22, 2016

We wish you a happy holiday season, and a prosperous 2017. We appreciate your confidence in us and are looking forward to continuing our collaboration in the new year!

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2016 in Retrospect: Our Top 5 Blog Posts

Stephanie Benoit
December 22, 2016

It’s been busier than ever at Materialise this year, and we’re proud to have worked on so many amazing projects! We’ve also gone through quite a few changes – from an entire rebranding to a new website, we’re feeling fresh and ready for a new year. Let’s take a look at the five most popular blog posts of 2016!

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Bicicletto®, Italy’s Coolest Bike, Now with a 3D-Printed Makeover

Stephanie Benoit
December 20, 2016

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.

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ISTA 2016 Industry Session: a Business Perspective on the Next 10 Years of Innovation in Orthopedics

Sjoerd Kolk
December 15, 2016

With ever increasing cost-pressure and requirements from regulators to show the efficacy of new arthroplasty (joint replacement) devices, the International Society for Technology in Arthroplasty has become a more relevant conference than ever before. With a mix of orthopedic surgeons, academics and representatives from the industry, the conference was a great opportunity to have fruitful discussions about new and ongoing topics in arthroplasty. We look back at the highlights and the lessons learned.

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Materialise Interviews Partner GE: “The Time for 3D Printing is Now”

Kirsten Van Praet
December 14, 2016

American multinational GE was a co-exhibitor at the Materialise booth at Formnext this year. Their 3D-printed fuel nozzle has become a famous example of the huge impact of 3D Printing. In the past, the nozzle was made up of 20 different parts that were then painstakingly brazed and welded together. Now it is printed in one piece, 25% lighter and five times stronger. With the Materialise backbone of software solutions, GE was able to increase the production of the fuel nozzle in an efficient and controlled way.

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A Review of RSNA 2016: Medical 3D Printing for Radiology

Abbey Delaney
December 12, 2016

RSNA 2016 annual meeting invited radiologists to Chicago to learn, explore new ways to collaborate and envision their profession at the next level. This year’s theme, “Beyond Imaging: Maximizing Radiology’s Role in Patient Care,” encouraged radiologists to explore new ways to expand their service line and learn ways to increase the personalization of radiology services to patients.

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Four Days and 145 Companies: Materialise Attended SOFCOT 2016

Simon Goldstein
December 08, 2016

SOFCOT, or the Congress of the French Society of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, is the biggest congress of its kind for the French-speaking world. Annually held in Paris, the trade show is the place to be for orthopaedic surgeons, giving them an opportunity to get up to date with the latest techniques, publications and technology.

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Beyond Acetate Templates: Making the Move to Digital Templating

Alex M
December 06, 2016

When Dr. Noble, an orthopaedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement at Palm Beach Orthopaedic Institute, FL, found himself without hard copy X-rays to plan his hip and knee arthroplasty procedures, he took a leap towards digital pre-operative planning.

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