Tutorial: How to Paint a Prime Gray Scale Model

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Guido Mandorf is a German designer that makes wonderful scale models of trams. He designs them in SketchUp, mostly prints them in Prime Gray and always finishes them with a beautiful paint job. If you ever wondered how he gets such nice results, Guido was so kind to describe his workflow and the tools and paints he uses in an illustrated tutorial.

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Jody Garrett Prints a Goat Skull that Screams “Fantasy”

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The world of 3D printed fantasy design is unlike any other: it not only imagines another world, it makes it real! Jody Garrett designed a goat skull that looks like it’s straight from “Pan’s Labyrinth” with an incredible level of detail by using i.materialise’s Prime Gray material and his outstanding hand-painting skills. Read on for our interview with Jody and learn how he combines tools and inspirations to create dark fantasy objects such as this “Goat Skull”.

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Raising the Bar for 3D Printed Precious Metals: Introducing 18K Gold and Faster Production Times

18K gold is now available

Good news for jewelry designers and gold enthusiasts! Now in addition to our existing 14K option, you can 3D print in 18K gold with i.materialise! All three colors (yellow gold, red gold, and white gold) are now available in both 14K and 18K gold. On top of that, we are happy to announce that gold prints now ship faster! 

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Speaker Spotlight: Caroline Das on “3D Printing Technology as a New Craftsmanship”

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The Materialise World Conference is quickly approaching! Therefore, we would like to take this opportunity to introduce you to some of the inspiring speakers who will illustrate the many ways that 3D Printing services and solutions can add value in the realm of consumer products. See them in person on April 24th and 25th in Belgium, and participate in our two-day program full of workshops and lectures that will give you inspiration and the technical know-how to turn your ideas into 3D-printed reality.

This week, our featured presenter is Caroline Das, co-founder of 3D-printed accessory fashion label DAMN. Read more…

3D Printing Historical Artifacts: Nils Anderssen Created a Perfect Replica of a 6th Century Sword

3D Printing Historical Artifacts: Nils Anderssen Created a Perfect Replica of a 6th Century Sword

Looking at artifacts from the past often leaves us speechless about the skills and knowledge of craftsmen from earlier times. The early 6th century sword from Snartemo (Norway) is exactly one of these objects. So, if you are asked to recreate one today, how would you do that? Especially if you are not a professional goldsmith but a game developer? Read more…

Speaker Spotlight: Zbyněk Krulich on “Our Printed Dream”

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The Materialise World Conference is fast approaching and we would like to take this opportunity to present some of the inspiring speakers who will illustrate the many ways that 3D Printing services and solutions can add value in the realm of consumer products. See them in person on April 24th and 25th in Belgium and participate in our two-day program of workshops and conferences that will give you inspiration and the technical know-how to turn your ideas into 3D Printed reality.

This week, our featured presenter is designer Zbyněk Krulich, co-founder of jewelry brand and e-shop blueberries. Read more…

Danny van Ryswyk is i.materialise’s Designer of the Year 2014

White Rabbit figurine by Danny van Ryswyk

Today we’re happy to announce the winner of the 2014 i.materialise “Designer of the Year Award”. After counting the votes of the jury it became clear that Danny van Ryswyk is the big winner of this year’s competition! Read on to learn more about Danny’s dark 3D designs and his first reaction after winning the title.

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3D Printed Jaguar Hits the High Seas

3D-Printed Jaguar Hits the High Seas

Materialise has 3D printed a cat that is not afraid of water. Recently, a grand model of a jaguar – standing at a massive 4 meters (13.6 ft) long and 2 meters (6.5 ft) tall – went from Materialise’s Factory for 3D Printing straight to the bow of KISMET, one of the few truly bespoke luxury yachts to hit the water in 2014. Read more…

Mark Bloomfield’s 3D Printed Daisy Hat Hits Runways Around the Globe

Mark Bloomfield’s Daisy Hat

In 2012, British designer Mark Bloomfield impressed the jury during the finals of the “Hats Off to 3D Printing” design challenge at the Materialise World Conference with his innovative “Daisy Hat”. This hat beat out more than twenty other renowned competitors and has been travelling around the world being modeled at fashion shows and 3D Printing events ever since. Read more…

Negar Jazbi is the Third and Last Nominee for the i.materialise Designer of the Year Award

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After revealing Adrian Gögl and Danny van Ryswyk as the first two nominees for the i.materialise Designer of the Year Award, we are excited to announce that Canadian jewelry designer Negar Jazbi will be the third and last nominee. Negar runs the Designeradesigns label where she creates and sells stunning 3D Printed jewelry. Read on to see some of her amazing work and stay tuned for our announcement of the final winner on Friday, February 6th.

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