3D Printing for the Royal Theatre of Madrid: Tomasz Dabert’s Modern Armor

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To keep old stories fresh, theaters try to combine both classical and modern elements into their plays and stage sceneries. It thus only seems logical that the Royal Theatre of Madrid would search for new ways to create and enhance their costumes. But what would you create if you were asked to build a modern 3D printed armor for an opera? Especially to debut as your very first 3D print ever? Read more…

3D Printed Footwear: How 3D Printing is Changing Racetracks and Runways

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Practical or extravagant, perfectly fitting or perfectly outstanding, 3D printing has been pushing the limits of personalized footwear over the last several years. Creating a one-of-a-kind, wearable product has become easier than ever, and 3D printed shoes are already being used on racetracks and runways around the globe. Read more…

3D Printing in 5 Different Silver Options: Introducing Our New Antique Silver Finish

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Fantastic news for jewelry designers and metal-printing enthusiasts: After just launching 18K gold last month, we are already expanding our metal options, this time with the new Antique Silver Finish! This means that you can now order a 3D print of your item in five different silver finishes. Read on to see some examples and learn about each type. Read more…

How to Choose the Perfect Wall Thickness When Turning Your 3D Model into a 3D Print

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Since each printing material and 3D model is different, choosing the right wall thickness can be confusing. Yet, keeping these simple tips in mind will ensure that you won’t receive an unpleasant surprise and the walls of your object will have just the thickness they need. Read more…

Turning a Smart Idea into 3D-Printed Reality: A Simple Keychain That Makes Life Easier

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Barney Mason, a product designer from the UK, is changing the world one step at a time. He started creating keychains to expand his knowledge of 3D modeling and 3D printing processes and soon found a simple, yet efficient, way to design smarter keychains. Read more…

10 Examples of How 3D Printing Is Changing Consumer Products: Meet 10 3D Printing Experts and Their Dreams

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Everybody’s talking about 3D printing: 3D printed implants, 3D printed cars, 3D printed houses. While the media likes to focus on big projects, a large part of this new industrial revolution is happening in small design studios, backyard sheds, and start-ups by makers, designers, and other creative minds. In this post, we show you some examples of how 3D printing is changing our everyday consumer products. Read more…

How to Turn a Single Photo into a 3D Print With a Free Online App

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Are objects from photos 3D printable? Recently, a new app made quite a stir: Smoothie-3D promised to provide an easy modeling tool that gets you from a single photo to a printable 3D model. Now we put the app to the test. Read more…

How 3D Printing Allows For Customization of Products: Meet Martijn Joris, Co-Founder of Belgian Start-up Twikit

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Martijn Joris has a passion for 3D creation and making. He co-founded Twikit in 2012, a Belgian start-up that builds easy creation tools, allowing consumers to create unique products and bring them to life with 3D printing. Twikit is pioneering a new way of using digital production technologies in the creation of customized products.

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3D Printing for Students: Order Your 3D Prints with i.materialise and Receive a 10% Student Discount

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Worldwide, students 3D print miniature concept cars, architectural and functional models, prototypes, and all sorts of other things with us. We want to help you realize even more of these projects and discover the limitless possibilities of 3D printing. This is why i.materialise is offering a 10% student discount for all college and university students. Read more…

Making 3D Printing More Flexible: New Color Option for Rubber-Like Material

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Printing in flexible rubber-like material just got better: now in addition to our existing dyed black option, you can order your 3D print in natural white here at i.materialise! Read on to take a closer look at these color options and see what kind of objects can be created with this amazing material. Read more…