Top Reasons to 3D Print with Polypropylene | Materialise

Madeleine Fiello, Jana Obermueller
September 15, 2020

We introduced polypropylene (PP), a commonly used plastic in manufacturing, to our 3D printing material lineup in 2018. Find out how incorporating this flexible-yet-tough material into your production leads to major benefits. 

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The Future Is…Collaboration

Nele Motmans
September 10, 2020

In February 2019, Materialise was recognized as a Factory of the Future, but we didn’t get here alone. Collaboration is at the core of everything we do, and we even take it a step further with co-creation: truly pushing the limits to overcome challenges together. Our devotion to working closely with others is clear with the launch of our advisory service, Mindware.

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3 Reasons Why Optimized Nesting Is Essential — and How to Achieve It

Madeleine Fiello
September 03, 2020

When it comes to printing SLS and MJF parts, creating an optimized build platform is crucial, and AM software can have a big hand in helping operators do so. Discover why nesting parts as quickly and effectively as possible is essential and how you can achieve it in your production. 

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30 Years of Innovation: Multiple Materials in One Print with PolyJet

Madeleine Fiello
September 01, 2020

We’re continuing our 30th anniversary blog series this month with a focus on the PolyJet technology. Discover what this versatile technology adds to our portfolio and how it’s enabled innovation in the medical 3D printing industry. 

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30 Years of Materialise : Revolutionizing Healthcare Engineering to Enable Better and More Predictable Patient Outcomes

Nele Motmans
August 05, 2020

Discover how 30 years of innovation have increased anatomical understanding and are enabling the medical field to create safer and more predictable outcomes.

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Standardized Machine Languages Improve AM Work with Data

Madeleine Fiello
August 04, 2020

The implementation of standards has greatly transformed the way numerous industries work. And now is the time to implement a standard machine language in the additive manufacturing industry. We are working together with OEMs to push forward this initiative and are already seeing the benefits with our first software project of this kind: machine monitoring.

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30 Years of Innovation: How Stereolithography Sparked Materialise’s Inventive Ethos

Madeleine Fiello
August 01, 2020

Stereolithography (SLA), the first 3D printing technology ever, sparked Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen’s interest in the industry. Since Materialise first bought an SLA printer, the team has proven its innovative mindset by fine-tuning the technology and even developing an alternative printing method with the Mammoth printer.

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Hospital De Sabadell’s 3D Lab Is Transforming Surgical Care for Optimal Outcomes

Simon Vanooteghem
July 22, 2020

Hospital de Sabadell in Spain initially brought in Point-of-Care 3D Printing to focus on harnessing the benefits of 3D planning and printing for orthopaedics. However, soon they expanded to span almost all departments – already generating clear benefits in terms of surgical and operational efficiency. 

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3D-Printed Medical Manikins Become Effective Training Aids for COVID-19 Swab Collection

Susan Ong, Catherine Chia
July 16, 2020

In Singapore, 3D printing has proven to be useful during the COVID-19 pandemic, with its ability to move directly from design to on-demand production for essential medical supplies like ventilators, face shield frames, and other medical devices. One of the perfect examples is the case of 3D- printed medical manikins developed by Creatz3D & AuMed, which has become effective training aids for respiratory swab collection during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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4 Tips to Get the Full Value out of Your 3D Printing Software

Madeleine Fiello
July 02, 2020

The resources that your company uses should be used to their full potential so that you get your money’s worth. In this post, we share four ways to ensure that you’re benefiting from all of the capabilities and support that your additive manufacturing software has to offer.

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