Materialise CEO Set to Speak about “3D Printing’s Current Killer Apps” at CES

Elizabeth Boorman
December 19, 2014

What do the videocassette recorder, compact disc player, high-definition television and blu-ray disc all have in common? They are all products that have become household items after their debut at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES for short).

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Kaat Debo, Alexandra Verschueren and Tobias Klein Make 3D Printing Crystal Clear

Elizabeth Boorman
December 17, 2014

Fresh off the printer, the “Incunabula” is the latest dress 3D printed by Materialise as part of the 1914 Now: Four Perspectives on Fashion Curation. The idea for the exhibition is simple: following Rem Koolhaas’s Venice Architecture Biennale: Absorbing Modernity: 1914 – 2014, four curators were asked to respond to the exhibition with a fashion piece and film installation. Their results challenge modern-day concepts and push us to rethink contemporary fashion.

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Wakati: Prototyping and Printing to Preserve Produce

Elizabeth Boorman
December 12, 2014

Wakati by Arne Pauwels solves an age old problem in an efficient way. In hot climates, fruit and vegetables start to wilt as soon as they are picked. But putting refrigeration out on the fields to slow down this process would be extremely expensive and wasteful. Instead of wondering how to keep produce cool, Arne Pauwels, a young Belgian product developer, rethought this entire problem and asked: What exactly happens in produce that makes it spoil?

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3D Printing Helps High School Students Shoot for the Stars

Elizabeth Boorman
December 09, 2014

People’s fascination with outer space is one that goes back to the beginning of time. It brings out a sense of wonder in people because of its vastness and beauty. Last summer, four German high school students with the same wonder wanted to know more about our atmosphere. They created a group called Cantucky and built a satellite as part of the “CanSat” competition. The name of the competition says it all: its goal is for high school students to build a satellite the size of a standard beverage can.

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Ready, Set, GO! Slot Car Racing at Euromold 2014

Charlotte Delaere
December 03, 2014

The Materialise Slot Car Championship races over to Germany, a country that’s known around the world for its car manufacturing industry, for one last contest. More specifically, we went to Frankfurt for EuroMold, the world’s leading trade fair for design and application development, moldmaking and tooling.

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Saving a Newborn with 3D Printing

Liesbeth Kemel
November 28, 2014

Looks like this story hasn't made it to our blog yet! Read this amazing case of a newborn who was saved thanks to 3D Printing and the Mimics Innovation Suite software.

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Why i.materialise Was Born

Franky De Schouwer
November 26, 2014

Happy 5th Anniversary i.materialise! A big thank you goes out to all designers, makers, inventors, students, partners, press, and so many more who have supported us along the way. How cheesy it may sound, we really couldn’t have done this without you. So, here's a story from the beginning - an inspiring story by our CEO, Fried Vancraen of “Why i.materialise was born”.

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What Do Ancient Shark Fossils Tell Us about Jaw Evolution?

Elizabeth Boorman
November 21, 2014

When you look at a shark’s jaw, there doesn't seem to be any obvious similarities to that of our own. However, scientists at the American Museum of Natural History, who recently published their findings in the journal Nature, found that ancient sharks and other early cartilaginous and bony fish have more to tell us about the early evolution of jawed vertebrates – including humans – than modern sharks do.

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Materialise Makes Its Way into National Geographic

Vanessa Palsenbarg
November 18, 2014

National Geographic’s yellow portrait frame is one of the most iconic logos around. The yellow frame surrounds some of the most amazing images possible to capture with a camera, with high-quality, beautiful photos that reveal the world around us and beyond. For this reason, many of us have grown up surrounded by stacks of National Geographic magazines, either at home or at the houses of family and friends, for generations. This is not just a magazine, it is part of our collective experience and memory.

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