The Business Case that Started a 3D Lab

Marta Sambaer
February 26, 2018

The North Manchester General Hospital in the UK is building a name for itself with its newly established 3D printing lab. His business case proved to be a very obvious path towards integrating a 3D lab in the hospital. Here’s how he built his case and how his success story developed.

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Experience Art and Eyewear Combined with ØRGREEN+YUNIKU at MIDO

Natalie Simpson
February 22, 2018

Scandinavian minimalism never had trouble looking good. And now thanks to Ørgreen and Yuniku, it can help you see better too. Last October, Copenhagen-based designer eyewear brand Ørgreen joined the Yuniku customization platform co-created by Materialise and HOYA Vision Care. This weekend, at MIDO in Milan Ørgreen will showcase their Ørgreen+Yuniku collection through a unique art installation by Gamfratesi Design Studio that gave their minimalist style an abstract twist.

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Micro-CT Imaging Reconstructs the Tree of Life: Understanding Placental Blood Flow

Sabine Van Canegem
February 14, 2018

We’re pleased to introduce Nikhilesh Bappoo, our first prize winner of the Mimics Innovation Award 2017 APAC region. Nikhilesh developed a bioengineering framework to better understand how evolving blood flow affects the biomechanics of placental vasculature during pregnancy. In his groundbreaking research paper, he explores placental physiology by creating a 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD) model of a rat’s placenta.    

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Vehicle Development, Simplified: The RapidFit Smart Cube

Radhika Dhuru
January 31, 2018

If you’re an automotive quality inspection engineer, chances are you’ve resigned yourself to a dizzying array of fixtures, development bucks and cubes to guide you through the vehicle development process. Clay models and surface release models for styling, prototype assembly bucks and blue bucks for engineering, fixtures for quality control — does that sound like your average toolkit? RapidFit has a radical solution. You can replace all those tools and fixtures with one: the RapidFit Smart Cube. Filip Dehing, RapidFit Managing Director, explains how that works.

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5 Basic 3D Model Repair Functions Every Data Prepper Should Know

Kirsten Van Praet
January 30, 2018

If you have some experience with designing and printing 3D models, you know how important it is to repair your 3D file after conversion from CAD to STL. The design may look perfect, but when you start printing it, the build can fail. An error can easily slip the eye, which is why STL editing software can help you avoid printability issues and ensure a successful print. Discover the STL repair and editing tools you need to create a watertight, printable 3D model: and they’re all available in Materialise Magics software.

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Medical Imaging Meets 3D Printing

Marta Sambaer
January 24, 2018

Medical 3D Printing is increasingly showing its value in today's healthcare through the contributions it brings. 3D technology used to reconstruct patients' anatomies based on medical images creates unforeseen possibilities that can pave the way towards better patient-specific solutions.

What is 3D Printing? How does it work, how does it apply to medicine? Which technologies are the most suitable for healthcare applications? How can it be integrated in a workflow? What's the investment cost?

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EOS Strives to Change the Mindset of Engineers

Kirsten Van Praet
January 23, 2018

Materialise interviews Dr. Adrian Keppler, the CEO of EOS, about what is necessary to make 3D Printing more successful in the future. It’s all about creating an additive mindset. Watch the leadership talk interview.

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Benefits of 3D-Printed Implants

Fried Vancraen
January 16, 2018

What is the added value of 3D-printed implants for the healthcare sector and its patients? And how does it fit into a regulatory framework? This is how Materialise sees it.

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5 Trends in 3D Printing for 2018

Stephanie Benoit
January 09, 2018

2017 has been an exciting year for the 3D printing industry, with plenty of new players appearing on the scene, as well as countless new collaborations and innovations. In such a dynamic industry, we would love to be able to simply peer into a crystal ball to see what the future will bring. Unfortunately, we don’t have a crystal ball at Materialise, but we do have many industry experts and visionaries and we’ve asked them to share their predictions for the 3D printing industry in 2018. We’ve bundled their input for you in a list of five trends we anticipate for 2018.

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Life After Winning A Mimics Innovation Award

Sabine Van Canegem
December 15, 2017

The Materialise Mimics Innovation Awards (MIA) have been acknowledging and rewarding researchers who have excelled in medical innovations since 2005. The competition offers international recognition and a monetary prize that empowers winners to continue their research, regardless of the discipline. Participants come from universities, hospitals, medical device companies and research centers that use the Materialise Mimics Innovation Suite software.

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