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The First 3D Prints of the HP Jet Fusion 4200 Are Here

The First 3D Prints of the HP Jet Fusion 4200 Are Here

The surface of Materialise engineer Giovanni Vleminckx’s desk is covered in stone-grey 3D prints. Gears, hinges, interlocking links. Meet the first test prints of the widely anticipated HP Jet Fusion 3D printer! Announced last autumn, the news of the HP Multi Jet Fusion technology quickly spread waves of excitement throughout the 3D printing world — and Materialise, the mother company of online 3D printing service i.materialise, is privileged with early access to the new technology. Giovanni, as a researcher and engineer in our production unit, got the opportunity to run frequent tests on the machine. Here’s what he thinks and what the first test prints look like.

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SHEYN, a 3D Printing Jewelry Brand That Highlights the Beauty of Unconventional Geometries

SHEYN, a 3D Printing Jewelry Brand That Highlights the Beauty of Unconventional Geometries

SHEYN, a jewelry company based in Vienna, creates outstanding wearable 3D-printed design pieces that highlight the beauty of unconventional geometries. Meet Nicolas Gold, the “wild” part of SHEYN, an architect with an incredible passion for jewelry design, and Markus Schaffer, the “down-to-earth” manager and CEO, who helped turn SHEYN into a 3D printing success story.

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ZBrush 3D Printing Tutorial: Preparing 3D Sculptures for 3D Printing

ZBrush 3D Printing Tutorial: Preparing 3D Sculptures for 3D Printing

ZBrush is hands down the most popular and powerful digital sculpting software out there. That’s why this program is mainly used for designing figurines, sculptures, game characters, or any other design that needs an organic shape. Some users have trouble turning these 3D models into 3D prints – and that’s where we come in! In this hands-on tutorial, we will show you step-by-step how you can prepare your ZBrush models for 3D printing.

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