How to Turn a Single Photo into a 3D Print With a Free Online App

squirrelfeatured

Are objects from photos 3D printable? Recently, a new app made quite a stir: Smoothie-3D promised to provide an easy modeling tool that gets you from a single photo to a printable 3D model. Now we put the app to the test. Read more…

How 3D Printing Allows For Customization of Products: Meet Martijn Joris, Co-Founder of Belgian Start-up Twikit

twikit_featured

Martijn Joris has a passion for 3D creation and making. He co-founded Twikit in 2012, a Belgian start-up that builds easy creation tools, allowing consumers to create unique products and bring them to life with 3D printing. Twikit is pioneering a new way of using digital production technologies in the creation of customized products.

Read more…

3D Printing for Students: Order Your 3D Prints with i.materialise and Receive a 10% Student Discount

students

Worldwide, students 3D print miniature concept cars, architectural and functional models, prototypes, and all sorts of other things with us. We want to help you realize even more of these projects and discover the limitless possibilities of 3D printing. This is why i.materialise is offering a 10% student discount for all college and university students. Read more…

Making 3D Printing More Flexible: New Color Option for Rubber-Like Material

rubberlike-featured

Printing in flexible rubber-like material just got better: now in addition to our existing dyed black option, you can order your 3D print in natural white here at i.materialise! Read on to take a closer look at these color options and see what kind of objects can be created with this amazing material. Read more…

A 3D Printed Dress That Uses Robotic Arms To Defend Itself: Anouk Wipprecht’s Spider Dress

spider-dress-featured

Known for fusing wearables and the latest technology, Anouk Wipprecht is no stranger to the fashion tech field. Her latest creation, the Spider Dress 2.0 is equipped with an Intel Edison chip that reads biosignals to defend the wearer’s personal space. Anouk used Materialise’s Magics software to create a watertight file so that the beautiful, complex design could be 3D printed flawlessly. And the result is amazing. Read more…

How 3D Printing is Changing Architecture: Learning from the Sagrada Familia Team in Barcelona

printfeatured

The world-famous Sagrada Familia cathedral in Barcelona has been using 3D printing since 2001 to continue the work of the great designer Antoni Gaudí. This modernist architect was not able to finish the work during his life, so the Sagrada Familia consortium has to design much of the cathedral themselves. With the assistance of 3D printing, Gaudí’s glorious magnum opus is well on its way to completion. Read more…

Meet Scientist and Artist Frederik De Wilde, Maker of the Blackest Black in the World

dewildefeatured

Meet Frederik de Wilde: A person who acts on the borderline between science, technology and art. A man who believes that “art is the poetics of the imagination and science is the poetics of reality”. A developer who worked with NASA to create the blackest color on earth. An artist and scientist who uses 3D printing for the good of art and science alike and one of our featured speakers at the upcoming Materialise World Conference.

Read more…

How to Choose the Perfect File Resolution When Turning Your 3D Model into a 3D Print

stl_export_featured

Turning your 3D model into a 3D print is an exciting technological process. However, to make sure you don’t receive an unpleasant surprise, we will show you how to choose the perfect resolution for your 3D file. This will guarantee you a 3D print of the best possible quality. Read more…

How Does 3D Printing Make a Difference in Our Lives? An Exhibition in Brussels Might Hold the Answer

featuredbozar

What is so novel about 3D printing anyway? And what impact does 3D printing have on individual lives? What about society? And even larger, the environment? All these questions will be explored at Making A Difference / A Difference in Making, from April 24th to June 7th at the internationally-renowned BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels. Materialise has been working with curator Marta Malé-Alemany to put together this exhibition that looks at 3D printing with both the eyes of fascination and a deeper observation of its consequences. Read more…

Showtime: Meet Us in Berlin at the 3D Printshow on March 26-28, 2015

berlinfeatured

For the first time ever, from March 26-28, 2015 you can find us at the 3D Printshow Berlin. We welcome all people interested in 3D printing to come visit us at our booth and learn more about the possibilities of this great technology. We will present our 3D printing materials and services and will be available to discuss your 3D printing projects. Read more…