Announcing Five Winners of our 3D Printed Wood Challenge

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About a month ago, we asked you to submit 3D models for our newest material: wood. We received a lot of submissions and would like to thank you all for participating in the ‘Wood Challenge’. We’re thrilled to unveil the 3D printed models of the five lucky winners: So let’s take a closer look at their designs.

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Building Wonders in 3D Printed Ceramics: Meet Designer Adam Furman

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London-based designer Adam Nathaniel Furman is quite an all-round talent: he is trained in architecture and fine arts, but also works in areas like product design, interior design, writing, and teaching. It only seems logical that a person who is so eager for knowledge would soon embrace the world of 3D printing. Let’s take a closer look at some of his stunning 3D printed designs.

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Infographic: 25 Years of 3D Printing Meaningful Innovations

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From start-up to global player: Twenty-five years ago, a young research engineer saw a 3D printer for the first time. Seeing this novel technology in action immediately sparked his interest and, more importantly, his imagination. Now, 25 years in, we are proud of all the meaningful innovations we’ve materialized.

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We Expand Our 3D Printing Platform to China

We Expand Our 3D Printing Platform to China

i.materialise is all about making 3D printing accessible to everyone: designers, inventors, students, artists, and makers around the globe. That’s why we are happy to announce that Materialise and Golden Laser have signed a collaboration agreement which will see the i.materialise platform powering Golden Laser’s upcoming 3D printing service in China.

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It’s Here: Take A Look At Our First Wooden 3D Prints

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After receiving so many submissions for our ‘3D Printed Wood Challenge’, we are proud to announce the next step of our beta test:  from now on, you can place your order for 3D printed wood. We are also happy to share images and video footage of our newest material.

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The World’s Largest Rubik’s Cube Comes to i.materialise: Meet Its Designer

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If you believe that a Rubik’s Cube is only a puzzle with 3x3x3 fields, then you haven’t heard of Oskar van Deventer yet. Thanks to his design skills and the use of 3D Printing, these twisty puzzles exist in any imaginable shape or size now. Read on to meet the designer of the world’s largest and toughest Rubik’s Cube.

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The 4 Most Important 3D Printing Technologies You Need to Know

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If you believe that all 3D printers use filaments, and terms like Stereolithography, Laser Sintering and PolyJet Printing cause you headaches, then this blog post is for you. In this post, we’ll give you an overview about the essential 3D printing technologies and 3D printing materials that are currently used on an industrial level.

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Make Money with 3D Modeling: Introducing Our New 3D Modeling Service

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As 3D printing expands and becomes mainstream, an increasing number of people wants to use 3D printable objects. With our new 3D modeling service you can help those people to get their 3D files and earn money as a 3D modeler. Read more…

Your Chance to Win a Free 3D Printed Ceramic Gift

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Our 3D printed pink Easter bunny is on the loose and handing out free 3D printed ceramic gifts. Bored of not having any Easter business to do, our 3D printed pink bunny decided to go crazy and hand out hundreds of free 3D printed ceramics eggcups this month.

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3D Printing Tutorial: Print Your Autodesk Maya 3D Model

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When turning your 3D model into a 3D print, the software you’re using may require some extra editing before you end up with a printable piece: the wall thickness needs to be checked, the model needs to be watertight, and your final printing size needs to be defined. To make your life easier, Autodesk Maya expert Russ Ogi has put together a step-by-step tutorial about how to make your Maya 3D model printable.
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