How 3D Printing in Ceramics Really Works


“Wait, you guys can print in ceramics?” – That’s a typical reaction when we show ceramic 3D prints at fairs and exhibitions. Printing objects in ceramics is an exciting technological process – and we want to shed some light on how it works.

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3D Printed Wood is Coming to i.materialise


We are proud to announce that one of the world’s newest and most advanced manufacturing technologies for 3D printed wood will be in the hands of consumers, inventors, and designers like you. We welcome every designer to participate in our trial period for 3D printed wood and submit your designs.

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Fashion Meets 3D Printing – An Overview of Anouk Wipprecht’s Amazing Tech Dresses


Anouk Wipprecht is a rising star in the emerging field of tech fashion a combination of fashion design and engineering. In a short period of time, the Dutch designer has created an impressive collection of tech-enhanced, 3D printed dresses. Anouk’s professional accomplishments are reason enough for us to take a look at her top five creations and share the recent RedBull TV documentary about her career. 

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These 3D Printed Lamps Will Make You Fall in Love with 3D Printing


The ‘Love Lamps’ by Sandro Lominashvili celebrate a couple’s attachment in a special way: a set of two lamps functioning as one. 3D printed in Transparent resin by i.materialise, the complete designs were printed in one piece, locking the two lamps together in an embrace from the moment of their creation. In this post, we take a look at this minimalist design and meet the Georgia-based designer. 

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Top Eight 3D Printed GoPro Accessories: Make Your GoPro Fly, Dive, and Race


GoPro cameras are perfect for shooting video footage – even while doing extreme action sports. A GoPro is not meant to be handheld but to be mounted on surfboards, drones, skateboards, helmets, bikes, or even a rocket! 3D Printing is the best way to get affordable, lightweight, yet absolutely useful items to enhance the stabilization, accuracy, and protection of your camera. Read on to find out more about our Top 10 3D Printed GoPro Accessories!

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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Designing a 3D Model for 3D Printing


We know that modeling for 3D printing can be confusing: In 3D modeling, as in 3D printing, there is no one size fits all approach. We all use different software, print in different materials, and not only use different printers but also different printing technologies. So it’s perfectly normal to feel lost and that it can sometimes seem difficult to design a perfect 3D model for 3D printing. That’s why we’ve put together the ultimate list of mistakes to avoid when turning a 3D model into a 3D print. Read more…

Join Our Next 3D Printing Meetup on June 19th!


3D printing thrives because of the inspiration that comes from our community. That is why we invite our community for a meetup at Materialise’s Headquarters a few times a year. We welcome all designers and others interested in 3D printing to show you the possibilities of this great technology. We will present our 3D printing materials and services, give you a peek of our production facility, and discuss your 3D printing projects. Read more…

A Museum Exhibition that Presents 3D Printing of Today and the Future


People often talk about how 3D printing will change our world in the future. But 3D printing already makes a difference right here, right now. What impact does it have on our individual lives, our society, and our environment? The “Making A Difference / A Difference in Making” exhibition at BOZAR in Brussels answers this question and gives visitors a fantastic overview of the possibilities of 3D printing. Let’s take a closer look at this extraordinary museum exhibition. Read more…

3D Modeling Homer’s Head For The Sake of Science – And Mythbuster’s


All Simpsons’ fans will remember the scene in ‘The Simpsons Movie’ where Homer Simpson swings through the air on a wrecking ball and absorbs the shock with his potbelly. That’s impossible, isn’t it? Can Homer really stop a 5,000-pound wrecking ball from destroying a house? Mythbusters saw it as their mission to find out!
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How to Get Your Perfect Gold 3D Print


3D printing is changing the way goldsmiths work and design. More and more people are asking us how 3D printed items in gold look and feel. In this article, we explain how gold items are created, the difference between 14k and 18k, its various colors, and how to model your 3D design to get the best gold print!

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