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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 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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Blueberries: 3D-Printed Jewelry that goes to Infinity and Beyond

Blueberries: 3D-Printed Jewelry that goes to Infinity and Beyond

When designer Zbyněk Krulich and jewelry maker Markéta Richterová met in 2012 during the blueberry season, their jewelry brand, Blueberries, was born. That very same year they were awarded the Czech Grand Design Award for the best jewelry of the year.

Since then, this 3D-printed luxury jewelry brand based in Prague hasn’t stopped creating beautiful jewelry collections, which combine abstract geometry and natural patterns.

In 2017, they launched their new collection, Infinity, and we wanted to know all about it, as well as the source of their inspiration and their passion for 3D printing.

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All Answers to Your 3D Printing Questions in One Place

All Answers to Your 3D Printing Questions in One Place

Happy Thanksgiving! On i.materialise we are grateful for many things, but especially for having a wonderful 3D printing community. Our customers, the readers of our blog and our social media followers are real 3D printing enthusiasts who are always interested in learning more about this topic.

Every day, we receive many questions about our 3D printing service, technologies and materials, and we work hard to provide a swift answer to all of them. But there are many other resources available where you can learn about 3D printing and i.materialise.  (more…)

3D Printing with the Windows Mixed Reality Viewer

3D Printing with the Windows Mixed Reality Viewer

Last month, the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update arrived for many creative users, with improvements on the existing features and an exciting addition: the Windows Mixed Reality Viewer. With this new app, it’s possible to put your 3D creations and characters in a real environment to see how they merge.

When we heard about the new Mixed Reality Viewer we got very intrigued and we couldn’t wait to try it for ourselves. (more…)

How to Improve Your Creative Business with 3D Printing

How to Improve Your Creative Business with 3D Printing

If you are a designer, jeweler or creative mind starting your own company, you’ll probably have heard about 3D printing. You might even have thought about introducing it to your company or creative project but you still don’t know where to start or how it can actually improve your business.

If that is the case, we have some good news for you: it’s easier than you think and well worth your while! (more…)