If you’re a car enthusiast like Miguel Vargas, there is no detail that is too small. Case and point: the paddle shifters on the steering wheel of his Ford Mustang.
We’ve passed the halfway point of our 30th-anniversary blog series, and for October, we’re looking into Metal 3D Printing. Read on to discover how our parent company Materialise utilizes Metal 3D Printing to combine AM’s advantages with tried-and-tested materials and how our team in Bremen, Germany is working to further develop the technology.
Have you already discovered Multicolor+, our new 3D printing material in full color?
Maybe you are thinking about 3D printing your next design with Multicolor+ but you don’t know what to expect. In this article we will explain how the technology behind Multicolor+ actually works, what colors can you expect, and how to model your 3D design to get the perfect full-color 3D print.
Here’s all you need to know about 3D printing in Multicolor+!
Polypropylene (PP) is a highly functional plastic commonly used in a wide variety of ways, such as consumer goods, packaging, and automotive applications. So, it was a perfect fit when we added PP to our portfolio of 3D printing materials in 2018. PP, a material option for the selective laser sintering (SLS) technology, offers technical capabilities that provide solutions fit for a variety of applications.
3D-printed parts designed with PP gain many advantages due to the material’s characteristics. Its versatility makes it perfect for many different designs and it’s as close to injection-molded PP as you can get — but with the benefits that come with 3D printing. If your final product is Polypropylene, now you can also test your prototypes in PP while leveraging 3D printing’s cost-effectiveness, freedom of design, and reduced risk.
Boasting such highly regarded capabilities, PP is a wonderful option for many
On June 28th, we celebrated our 30th anniversary, and we’ve been celebrating every month since by highlighting a different technology on our blog. The focus for September? PolyJet. And you can save 10% on Multicolor+ and High-Detail Resin prints, the materials that use this technology, during September by using the code 30Y_PolyJet at checkout.
This time of year is typically a popular season for outdoor music concerts, but since most festivals are not running like usual this year due to COVID-19, we’re instead placing a focus on music by sharing various musical innovations made possible by 3D printing.
On June 28th of this year, i.materialise’s parent company Materialise reached its 30th anniversary, and to celebrate, we’re looking back at a different technology on our blog each month that has made the company what it is today. During August, we’re putting the focus on Stereolithography (SLA): the technology behind our Gray, Mammoth, Standard, and Transparent Resin materials.
Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it often takes us several different technologies to get the job done. In general, 3D printing technologies can be split up into 2 groups: direct and indirect 3D printing. The main difference lies in the fact that the design is made from 3D printing (direct) or 3D printing was used in the process of creating your model (indirect). Let’s move on with the third part of this series with fused deposition modeling, probably the most adopted 3D printing technology around and an example of a direct 3D printing technique.
When Multi Jet Fusion first came on the scene a few years ago in 2016, it made a big splash. The 3D printing world was excited to become acquainted with the much-anticipated technology, also called MJF for short. Soon, many realized the potential for their prototypes and end-use parts thanks to its higher surface quality, consistent build time regardless of the number of parts, and the ability to print exceptionally thin walls.
As i.materialise’s parent company, Materialise, celebrated its 30th anniversary on June 28th of this year, we are reflecting back on the meaningful innovations along the way that have made the company what it is today. This is the first blog in our series, which will look at a different technology every month for the rest of this year. Stay tuned to our blog to discover the rest of the series!
Innovation is in our DNA
“It has been in Materialise DNA over the past 30 years to continue to innovate, including being on the lookout for the newest technologie