With thousands in attendance, to call the 3D Printshow, which took place at the Brewery in London from 19/10-21/10, a great success would be an understatement. Not only did designers and software companies attend to see what 3D Printing has to offer; families, students, hobbyists and people who were just generally interested in this ‘new’ industry also enthusiastically packed the halls of this event. Representing Materialise was a team from the company’s consumer division, i.materialise. They were on hand to show people with an eye for design and a head full of ideas the possibilities for turning these ideas into 3D reality.
Nick Ervinck, a rising star in the Belgian art world, explores the borders between various media, including 3D Printing, and tries to find an interaction between virtual constructions and hand-made sculptures. Through his sculptures, videos, prints and digital drawings, he creates fantastic new realities which challenge viewers to take a fresh look at the world around them. As of this month, the historic city center of Belgium’s oldest town, Tongeren, features a sculpture by this renowned artist. The sculpture is inspired by the town’s most celebrated statue, the Jupiter Giant, and enjoys a prominent position in front of the Gallo-Romeins Museum, one of the most important archaeological museums in Europe. To celebrate this new statue, the museum is holding a solo exhibition of Nick Ervinck’s works, The 9th Month (De 9de Maand), which includes several pieces 3D printed here at Materialise. The exhibition runs from September 15th, 2012 - January 6th, 2013.
Materialise, developer of the Mimics Innovation Suite for anatomical segmentation, announced today that they have decided to join the VIST® Case-It "Segmentation to Simulation" certification program by Mentice, world leader in medical cardiovascular and endovascular simulation.
Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen, in collaboration with architect Julia Koerner, has once again teamed up with Materialise and .MGX in the creation of a stunning 3D printed dress as part of her “Hybrid Holism”, Autumn/Winter 2012/2013 collection
During Industrial Technologies 2012, high profile international speakers from industry, government and research gathered to discuss visions for European research and industry in 2020, how Europe can succeed in the face of global competition, and the form and impact of Horizon 2020. One of these speakers was Wilfried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise, a world leader in Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing and an example of the impact that European funding can have on the growth of young, innovative companies. Now, almost 20 years after receiving the initial funding that has helped him make his company the success that it is today, Wilfried Vancraen presented where, in his opinion, European funding can make an even greater impact in the future.