13 Days of Free Velvet Finish for the Easter Season!

Free Velvet for Easter

Today starts the Easter holiday weekend! You’ve probably already noticed “Easter is in the air” by the smell of spring and pastel-colored decorations all around. But have you ever celebrated Easter with your own 3D printed ornaments ? If not, you should try it out with polyamide while we’re offering free velvet finish!

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Dario Scapitta’s 3D Printed Neck Piece “Extravaganza” Won the A Design Silver Award

Dario Scapitta

We’re excited to announce that Dario Scapitta’s 3D printed neck piece “Extravaganza” won the A Design Silver Award 2014, under the “Jewelry, Eyewear and Watch Design” category. Congratulations, Dario, from everyone here at i.materialise!

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Here’s 3 More Reasons to 3D Print in Gold, Silver and Brass

Rod of Asclepius Pendant by Marcus Ritland

Precious metals brass and silver are now shipped faster, silver is more cost-friendly, and gold is easier to order. How fast, cheap and easy? Read more to find out! 

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The Articulated Cube: A Clever Piece of Engineering Made With SketchUp


Being a professional designer and CAD engineer is awesome and gives you almost boundless possibilities to unleash your creativity. Basically anyone can get creative and design something in 3D. Today, a lot of 3D design applications like SketchUp are free, easy to use and require no prior experience. Need a success story to be inspired?

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Come Visit Us at The World’s Greatest Show (and Tell) on Earth: Maker Faire Bay Area 2014

Maker Faire

Maker Faire is a festival for everyone that is inventive, creative and resourceful, and a celebration of the maker movement. The 9th annual Bay Area Maker Faire will take place on May 17th and 18th. Of course we won’t let the opportunity pass by to be present, and neither should you. So pack your 3D projects and maker dreams and come meet crafters, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, artists, educators and enthusiasts from all over the world.

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Stand Out on Mother’s Day with 3D Printed Gifts


Mother’s Day. The time of year that gives us the chance to celebrate Mom and thank her for the years of laughter, unconditional love and generosity. This year give Mom a unique gift that she will be sure to remember.

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Elise Luttik is exhibiting at Salone del Mobile – Milano, 8th-13th April


Two months ago we introduced Elise Luttik, an industrial designer living in Amsterdam. Elise’s design studio “eli5e” generates many high quality furnishing accessories set to ‘make people smile’, as she defines her projects. Her sketches made it all the way to our 3D printers, which resulted in fantastic projects. And we aren’t the only ones that think so because next week her creations are showcased during the Salone del Mobile exhibition.

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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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