Baobab Express, an enterprise launched in 2014 to create a safe, low-cost, and dependable method of transportation for the inhabitants of Benin, has become the first company in West Africa to receive the prestigious B Corporation certification!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.