.MGX to be on Display at the First Major 3D Printing Exhibition in Athens


Good news for 3D Printing fans in Greece: some of the best 3D Printed items from the .MGX collection will be on display at 3D Tora, the first major exhibition in Greece dedicated entirely to 3D Printing. The exhibition will be held from December 15, 2014 until January 31, 2015, at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens. If you’re visiting Greece for your Christmas holidays, you’ll want to add this exhibition to your must-see list! Read more…

Highlights and Our Favorite Moments from Maker Faire Tokyo!

Maker Faire Tokyo 2014 Highlights

The third annual Maker Faire Tokyo was held on November 23rd and 24th at Tokyo Big Sight, gathering more than 13,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors. The Maker Movement in Japan seems to be getting bigger than ever, and we were very happy to see how passionate you all were about 3D Printing. Here’s a wrap-up of the two-day event from the i.materialise Community Outreach team in Japan!
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Introducing Improved API Documentation


In the summer of 2011, Tinkercad, the easy-to-use, browser based 3D design tool for all, launched a one-click integration with i.materialise. We were the first online 3D printing service that could print models straight from Tinkercad. This would have never been possible without our API (Application Programming Interface). The interfaces (API) that allows your apps or websites to connect with our systems, have grown tremendously ever since, so we improved and revamped all the documentation that surrounds it. Hello Developers!

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i.materialise and Twikit Now Powering 3D Printing at Auchan

i.materialise and Twikit Now Powering 3D Printing at Auchan

Ever dream of going into a store and customizing an item to be 3D printed? Well, now customers of Auchan’s store in Lille can go to Yoomake, an in-store kiosk, to make “mini-me” figurines, jewelry, trophies and medals to be 3D printed at i.materialise. Even people with no previous 3D printing experience can customize a design and get involved to get high-quality prints. Read more…

Suit Up for the DAMN x Café Costume 3D Printed Jewelry Collection (For Men)


Introducing a unique partnership between Café Costume, architect designer duo DAMN and Twikit, a pioneer in 3D customization. Inspired by Kunstwerkstede ‘De Coene’, they have created a collection of customizable 3D printed cufflinks, tiepins and money clips. The collaboration ties in perfectly with the world of new craftsmanship, in which 3D printing makes it possible to give each item a unique character. 

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i.materialise Franchise in Southeast Asia!

To all our readers in Southeast Asia: i.materialise will soon be closer to you! Thanks to an agreement signed on November 27th, Ultra Clean Technologies (UCT) is now a franchisee of i.materialise.

To read more about this partnership, read our press release here.

We’ll keep you updated through our blog on any new developments and what this will mean for you exactly.

Free Shipping for All during the Thanksgiving Weekend


We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! We would like to thank you again for the trust that you have placed in us over the years and wish you and your family all the best. Traditionally, Black Friday is the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season, and it’s your lucky day because we are kicking off a free shipping weekend!

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Throwback Thursday: Getting Ready for Take Off


In the summer of 2009, the first version of i.materialise was ready. One month before going live, we tested the whole process of support, file fixing, production and logistics on 700 Materialise colleagues worldwide. This alpha test invited everyone to print one project for free and it taught us a lot about running an online 3D printing service.

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Materialise Makes Its Way into National Geographic


National Geographic’s yellow portrait frame is one of the most iconic logos around. The yellow frame surrounds some of the most amazing images possible to capture with a camera, with high-quality, beautiful photos that reveal the world around us and beyond. For this reason, many of us have grown up surrounded by stacks of National Geographic magazines, either at home or at the houses of family and friends, for generations. This is not just a magazine, it is part of our collective experience and memory. Read more…

Here Are the 3D Prints from the Mix-a-Monster Challenge


About two months ago we asked you to release your inner monster to create a new kind of creature in Autodesk Meshmixer. We sent this odd looking bunch to our 3D printers and now they’ve hatched.

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