Designing Custom 3D Jewelry Made Easy with Jweel


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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Introducing an Improved Shop Experience


We’re proud to announce the launch of our new and improved shop platform. This launch is just the beginning –  we’ll be rolling out new features every 2 weeks so stay tuned for more.

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Great News for our SketchUp Users


SketchUp, the favorite tool of many of our community members just received a major update. The 2014 version is easier to use than ever and comes with some significant improvements. And fear not, our team has worked hard to make sure the new update is fully compatible with our i.materialise website. Drawing in 3D will be a breeze. Some good news for our Mac users: the i.materialise plugin has been improved for you too.

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Join our Next 3D Printing Meetup!


3D printing thrives because of the inspiration provided by our community. That is why we like to showcase their creations on our blog to inspire all of you. And a couple of times a year we invite our community for a meetup at the Materialise headquarters. Including an exclusive behind the scenes, such meetups are ideal for those of you that are fantasizing about creating objects but don’t know exactly where to start.

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Inside 3D Printing NYC Set to be Largest 3D Printing Event Yet – Get 10% OFF

Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo

After successful events in Chicago, San Jose, and Singapore last year, Mediabistro is preparing for their largest 3D printing event yet when Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo returns to New York City. Large numbers of B2B professionals and maker enthusiasts are expected to turn out at the Javits Center next month for a day of workshops on April 2, followed by two days of programming and exhibits on April 3 and 4. 

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Looking for the next i.materialise Designer of the Year


Interested in becoming our next Designer of the Year? Place your work under the spotlight by participating in the i.materialise Designer of the Year contest.

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We ♥ Autodesk’s 3D printing app Charmr!


Recently, Autodesk 123D has come up with a brand new tool that lets you personalize one-of-a-kind jewelry with your own photo: Project Charmr! After announcing this exciting news, we had to give it a try. Check it out to see the results!

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Kipling Enters the World of 3D Printing: No Monkey Business


Ever since they started in 1987, Belgian bags and accessories brand Kipling has given its monkey mascot a prominent role. No one can say ‘Kipling bag’ without referring to the iconic monkey key chains. For their latest collection ‘Monkey Madness’, Kipling and Materialise took it one step further. Based on the Monkey Madness collection, the “City Jungle Shopper” is a co-creation between Kipling and Materialise to showcase Kipling’s trademark monkey in the world’s first fully-flexible 3D Printing material TPU 92A-1.

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Welcome to “3D Printing World”!

Welcome to "3D Printing World"!

In Iidabashi, Tokyo you will find the Printing Museum, Tokyo, a museum that is completely dedicated to printing and the role that it played in our world’s development. Starting with the birth of the craft to the current high tech 3D printing technology. No wonder it is a place we love! So we didn’t have to think twice when they asked us if we wanted to participate in an exhibition around 3D printing.
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Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen at the EU Innovation Convention: “Let’s use technology to build a better and safer world”

EU Innovation Convention

Early last week, Materialise founder and CEO Fried Vancraen was a panelist at the EU Innovation Convention during the session entitled Which Markets? Choose the Future

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