Ceramic “3D Crafts” by Alice Le Biez: A Delicate Fusion of 3D Printing and Traditional Craftsmanship

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It will never match the warmth of a hand-made product: this is one of the myths about 3D Printing. But now with the introduction of “3D Crafts,” a set of 3D Printed ceramic bowls designed by French graduate student Alice Le Biez, that myth is about to be shattered for good. With a variety of 3D Printing materials that now go far beyond plastics, ancient craftsmanship and edgy technology can be beautifully blended to bring the emotion of a design to life. Read more…

Throwback Thursday: Why i.materialise Was Born

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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, the next weeks I’ll be posting a series of Throwback Thursdays for a trip down memory lane. Today, I’m kicking off with an inspiring story by our CEO, Fried Vancraen: “Why i.materialise was born”.

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Dyed Alumide: Can You Handle All This Sparkle?

Dyed Alumide: Can You Handle All This Sparkle?

Starting today, we’re really excited to share a new, exclusive line of 5 colors to our Alumide material: Asphalt Black, Brick Red, Rusty Orange, Sparkly Blue and Moss Green. Up till now you’ve been ordering Alumide solely in its natural color, mat aluminum, but that’s about to change.

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Talking Tom Comes to Life Thanks to 3D Printing Toyze App

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Outfit 7’s Talking Tom and his friends, are now part of the Toyze app! Talking Tom has been downloaded over 2 billion times, and now Tom comes to life thanks to Toyze, which brings characters from the digital realm to real life. Read more…

Announcing the Winners of the Holiday Gift Challenge

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About a month ago, we teamed up designer-oriented 3D model marketplace CGTrader.com, Autodesk 123D and Choc Edge for a Holiday Gift Challenge. With this challenge, we wanted to showcase the range of possibilities that 3D printing brings to Holiday shopping, as designers are invited to work with two distinct categories –Silver and Ceramics. Let’s take a closer look at the two winning entries.

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Come Say Hi to the i.materialise Japan Team at Maker Faire Tokyo!

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A celebration of invention and creativity, Maker Faire has been held in cities all across the world. Of course, Tokyo is no exception: the 3rd annual Maker Faire Tokyo will be held on November 23rd and 24th at Tokyo Big Sight! The i.materialise Japan community outreach team will be there to show our 3D Printed items and answer any questions you may have about your 3D Printing project. Read more…

5 Unique 3D Printed Gift ideas for Christmas

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Christmas is a magical time of the year filled with joy. Who doesn’t love spending time with their loved ones and opening presents? The excitement and the anticipation awakens the kid in every single one of us. This Christmas you can make the experience extra special for someone you love with a unique 3D printed gift you designed or customized yourself. Put down the complicated 3D design programs, this year tools from our Creation Corner will give you an easy way to bring a special spark to the holidays while showcasing your creativity.

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Materialise’s Creative Director to Discuss Cutting-Edge Technology at NY Fashion Conference

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Fashion is always trying to stay on the cutting edge. Innovative technology also wants to stay on the cutting edge. What happens when these two cutting-edge worlds collide? Read more…

Oak & Dust: Eyewear Designed For You

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Millions of people around the world have bad eyesight and wear glasses, so it’s no wonder that designers often take the opportunity to create beautiful, stylish and most importantly – convenient – glasses frames.

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Photoshop CC Now Supports 3D Printing Through i.materialise

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Great news for Adobe Photoshop users: you can now turn your Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud) creations into real objects through i.materialise’s high-quality 3D Printing service! Photoshop CC now supports 3D Printing with many of the materials offered by i.materialise, and provides useful functions such as instant pricing and automatic mesh repair. Read more to learn how to get started! Read more…