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The i.materialise blog keeps you updated about outstanding 3D designs, the newest 3D printing technologies and the best 3D modeling software tutorials.
How 3D Printing in Alumide Really Works

How 3D Printing in Alumide Really Works

Is it plastic? Is it a metal? Alumide is both at the same time! This 3D printing material combines the design flexibility of polyamide (SLS) with the shine of aluminum. The final 3D prints are polyamide (SLS) models with a metallic-looking surface. It’s your all-time favorite polyamide with a sparkle!

Read on if you’ve always wondered how 3D printing in alumide works and how you can get the perfect alumide 3D prints.

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3D Printing Design Tips from Professional Designers

3D Printing Design Tips from Professional Designers

Designing for 3D printing is not always an easy task. While creativity has no limits when you’ve mastered the right 3D design software, optimizing 3D designs for 3D printing can be tricky for beginners.

That’s why we wanted to offer you a compilation of the best design tips for 3D printing given by those who know it well: 3D professional designers.  How does their 3D design process look like? Which 3D printing software do they use? Which tips would they give to new 3D designers? Read on to discover their thoughts!

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The Beauty and Simplicity of Simply BU’s 3D-Printed World

The Beauty and Simplicity of Simply BU’s 3D-Printed World

Simply BU is the brand behind Burçin Uçak, a Turkish interior architect based in Belgium with a remarkable talent for 3D printing. She has brought her designing talents to the 3D printing world with stunning jewelry and accessories.

This designer merges her interest for new technologies and materials with 3D printing, up-cycling and 3D game design. Welcome to the world of Simply BU!

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Looking for 3D Printing Inspiration. What Do You Think?

Looking for 3D Printing Inspiration. What Do You Think?

2018 is here and we wanted to wish you a Happy New Year!

We also have a little favour to ask you.

3D printing is an ever-growing subject and it can be approached from many different angles. We are coming up with new ideas for our blog in 2018 and we would like to know your opinion on the topics we should cover, as well as the kind of content you enjoy reading about the most.

At the end of the day, you are the reason why we write and it’s important for us to know why you read our stories.

To make things easier we prepared a little survey. It will take just 50 seconds (we promise, we’ve timed it!).

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The Best 3D-Printed Jewelry Stories of the Year

The Best 3D-Printed Jewelry Stories of the Year

We couldn’t finish looking back at 2017 without a special mention of some of our favorite 3D-printed jewelry designer stories. There are so many 3D jewelry artists working with us, who continuously show how broad the possibilities of materials and styles are when working with 3D printing! This year we featured some of them on our blog.

In case you missed the interviews, discover our favorite jewelry designer stories of 2017 here!

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How to Get an Instant Price for Your 3D Prints

How to Get an Instant Price for Your 3D Prints

Are you thinking about a really cool 3D design but you’re on a budget and don’t know in which material you should print it? Or maybe you want to know how much a print will cost to make sure that the sizes you would like are affordable? For example, will polyamide be more affordable than resin for your print?

To help you find the answer to all these questions, read on to discover how to get an instant price quote for your 3D print on our platform.

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Top 5 Mammoth Resin Designs

Top 5 Mammoth Resin Designs

Resin is one of our most appreciated materials for 3D printing. From the different options of resin available on i.materialise, there is one that stands out for its size: 3D printing in Mammoth Resin. This 3D printing material is the best option for those looking for big-scale prints with great surface quality.

Thanks to these qualities, Mammoth resin is the favorite material of many designers and artists. We have put together a compilation of the best Mammoth Resin 3D designs of all time and the results are impressive. Get ready to be amazed!

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