Is Your Dad a Geek? Order in Time for Father’s Day!

Is Your Dad a Geek? Order in Time for Father’s Day!

Father’s Day is on its way. We all want to show some appreciation and extra love to the great dads on this day, but offering a tie every year is a bit boring, isn’t it? A unique 3D-printed gift can be a happy surprise for your dad, especially if he’s a creator who likes to keep his hands busy, or a tech geek who’s in love with gadgets!

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9 to 5 Warriors: When You Punch Out, They Come Punching In

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Back in the days, we were all crazy about cartoons and waiting eagerly for the next episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles or Masters of the Universe. Many of us are still fond of them today, as they can easily take us back to our childhood. But why stick to classic heroes, if you can create several of your own?

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13 Days of Free Velvet Finish for the Easter Season!

Free Velvet for Easter

Today starts the Easter holiday weekend! You’ve probably already noticed “Easter is in the air” by the smell of spring and pastel-colored decorations all around. But have you ever celebrated Easter with your own 3D printed ornaments ? If not, you should try it out with polyamide while we’re offering free velvet finish!

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Dario Scapitta’s 3D Printed Neck Piece “Extravaganza” Won the A Design Silver Award

Dario Scapitta

We’re excited to announce that Dario Scapitta’s 3D printed neck piece “Extravaganza” won the A Design Silver Award 2014, under the “Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design” category. Congratulations, Dario, from everyone here at i.materialise!

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Here’s 3 More Reasons to 3D Print in Gold, Silver and Brass

Rod of Asclepius Pendant by Marcus Ritland

Precious metals brass and silver are now shipped faster, silver is more cost-friendly, and gold is easier to order. How fast, cheap and easy? Read more to find out! 

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The Articulated Cube: A Clever Piece of Engineering Made With SketchUp

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Being a professional designer and CAD engineer is awesome and gives you almost boundless possibilities to unleash your creativity. Basically anyone can get creative and design something in 3D. Today, a lot of 3D design applications like SketchUp are free, easy to use and require no prior experience. Need a success story to be inspired?

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Come Visit Us at The World’s Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth: Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Maker Faire

Maker Faire is a festival for everyone that is inventive, creative and resourceful, and a celebration of the maker movement. The 9th annual Bay Area Maker Faire will take place on May 17th and 18th. Of course we won’t let the opportunity pass by to be present, and neither should you. So pack your 3D projects and maker dreams and come meet crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, educators and enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Stand Out on Mother’s Day with 3D Printed Gifts

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Mother’s Day. The time of year that gives us the chance to celebrate Mom and thank her for the years of laughter, unconditional love and generosity. This year give Mom a unique gift that she will be sure to remember.

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Elise Luttik is exhibiting at Salone del Mobile – Milano, 8th-13th April

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Two months ago we introduced Elise Luttik, an industrial designer living in Amsterdam. Elise’s design studio “eli5e” generates many high quality furnishing accessories set to ‘make people smile’, as she defines her projects. Her sketches made it all the way to our 3D printers, which resulted in fantastic projects. And we aren’t the only ones that think so because next week her creations are showcased during the Salone del Mobile exhibition.

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Designing Custom 3D Jewelry Made Easy with Jweel

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What’s more romantic than searching high and low for a nice gem for your partner? Creating the perfect piece of jewelry yourself of course! And with the new Jweel app from Skimlab you can do just that. The app allows you to create custom jewelry, with the elegance and precision of a professional designer. It is a company to our liking that were more than happy to partner up with.

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