adidas Futurecraft: The Ultimate 3D Printed Personalized Shoe


Sporting goods giant adidas is unveiling the future of performance footwear with Futurecraft 3D, a unique 3D printed running shoe midsole which can be tailored to the cushioning needs of an individual’s foot. As part of the ‘Futurecraft series’, this forward-looking initiative places open source collaboration and craftsmanship at the heart of design to drive innovation across all elements of production.

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Best 3D Modeling Software for Mac: 3D Printing with Mac OS


Not all 3D modeling software is available for every operating system. That’s why we compiled a list of the most popular 3D design programs for Mac users. Read on to discover the top 20!

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Introducing 3D Printed Copper: It Just Makes Cents!


Once again we’re proud to announce a new member in our growing family of 3D printing materials. After offering 3D printing in gold, silver, ceramics, and even wood, we can now let you create and order 3D prints in our 19th material as of today: copper!

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We Expand Our 3D Printing Platform to the Middle East!


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 3DVinci Creations have signed a collaboration agreement which will bring the i.materialise 3D printing platform to the United Arab Emirates and further expand the reach of 3D printing into the Middle East region.

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A Space-Inspired 3D Printed Dress Is Coming: The Vortex Dress


Fashion designer Laura Thapthimkuna just announced the design for her next fashion project: the Vortex Dress. The Vortex Dress will be Laura’s first fully 3D printed dress. Her fascination with the universe was the driving force behind the design. Read on to learn more about this stunning space-inspired dress.

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Enhancing Furniture with 3D Printing: Furniture Design Student Creates Unique Table Design with 3D Printed Parts

a 3D printed part for furniture

21-year old Simon Philips uses his passion for mathematical geometry and the power of 3D printing to create one-of-its-kind tables. Read on to learn more about Simon’s stunning first 3D printing project.

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Meet Us at the 3D Printshow in Paris on October 16-17

logo of the 3d print show france

On October 16th and 17th we’ll be attending the 3D Printshow in Paris. 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 and business ideas.

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3D Printing with SketchUp: 10 Tips and Tricks

3d printing with sketchup

SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D modeling & design programs for 3D printing, as we found out from our analysis in August. However, preparing a SketchUp model for 3D printing can be a little tricky. That’s why we put together a list of 10 simple yet effective tip and tricks to make your SketchUp design 3D printable.

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The #1 Hack to Make Your 3D Print Cheaper


Cutting down costs for 3D prints is the number one concern for many customers. In order to achieve this, we need to understand how costs for 3D prints are calculated. Probably the most important variable is the amount of material that is needed for printing your object. So all we need to do is to make sure to use as little material as possible. Down-sizing the object? Nope, hollowing it out like a pro! Read more…

A Bell for Runners: How 3D Printing Brings Unusual Ideas to Life (and to the Market)


Replacing the gruff yelling out of “on your left” with the harmonic resonant sound of a bell for runners. This is the story of Runbell – a startup that makes use of a smart idea and the power of 3D printing.

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