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Artist Steven Naifeh Creates A Stunning Sculpture Inspired By Desert Roses

Artist Steven Naifeh Creates A Stunning Sculpture Inspired By Desert Roses

Desert roses are not only the name of a flower that blooms in arid environments — they are also what is referred to as a natural phenomenon in dry, sandy conditions when minerals form clusters that resemble rose blossoms.

Desert rose formations occur naturally and resemble rose blossoms.

Artist Steven Naifeh became inspired by these forms. His parents were in the U.S. Foreign Service and he spent his youth traveling the world to places where these crystalized rose-like structures appear, such as Libya, Jordan, and the United Arab Emirates.

Art has always been an important part of Steven’s life, starting at the age of ten when he first started creating his own. About 15 years ago, he once again began making art himself and created a series of large-scale paintings and sculptures based on geometric art from throughout the Middle East as well as modern sculptures inspired by these desert roses, with spectacular results.

Steven often finds inspiration in desert roses for his

In the Nick of Time: 3D Print Your Holiday Presents

In the Nick of Time: 3D Print Your Holiday Presents

The Holiday Season is upon us! Have you thought about giving your loved ones a 3D-printed present this year? 3D printing will certainly make your gift(s) stick out among your friends and family at Christmas. Or maybe you want to fill the stock for your shop before in time for the holiday shopping season?

In any case, we recommend ordering your 3D-printed presents as soon as possible to make sure that they arrive on time for the celebration. (more…)

Enjoy Savings with i.materialise this Black Friday Weekend

Enjoy Savings with i.materialise this Black Friday Weekend

With i.materialise, Black Friday savings don’t mean waiting in lines — score discounts from the comfort of your own home! Place an order starting from Black Friday up to and including Cyber Monday — November 29th to December 2nd — and receive 15% off your print*! Here’s how to benefit from savings:

 

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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 early 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 services, technologies, and materials, and we work hard to provide swift answers to all of them. But there are many other resources available where you can learn about 3D printing and i.materialise.  (more…)

Let’s Celebrate 10 Years: Our Anniversary Promotion And A Roundup Of Your Designs

Let’s Celebrate 10 Years: Our Anniversary Promotion And A Roundup Of Your Designs

In order to celebrate our 10th anniversary with you, we’d like to offer a special birthday promotion! If you place an order between November 13th and November 15th, we’ll give you a 10 voucher to be applied towards your next order. We’ll send you this one-time-use voucher by the morning after you make your initial order, and it will remain valid for 10 weeks until 02/02/2020. Thank you for trusting us with your incredible designs. We can’t wait to see what you’ll come up with next!

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