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Top Reasons to 3D Print with Polypropylene: Versatility, Accuracy, and 500% Elongation at Break

Top Reasons to 3D Print with Polypropylene: Versatility, Accuracy, and 500% Elongation at Break

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.

Numerous possibilities

Boasting such highly regarded capabilities, PP is a wonderful option for many

30 Years of Innovation: How Stereolithography Sparked Materialise’s Inventive Ethos

30 Years of Innovation: How Stereolithography Sparked Materialise’s Inventive Ethos

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.

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30 Years of Innovation: Industry Collaboration Made Multi Jet Fusion a Reality

30 Years of Innovation: Industry Collaboration Made Multi Jet Fusion a Reality

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

Get To Know Our Two New Multi Jet Fusion Polyamide Finishes

Get To Know Our Two New Multi Jet Fusion Polyamide Finishes

The 3D printing world is constantly evolving with new material launches, and we’re excited to announce even more additions to our finishes lineup. In fact, we’re doubling our finish offerings for Polyamide, a Multi Jet Fusion material option! Along with our current finish options of natural and color dyed, you can now make each of these finishes polished. Wondering what you can expect with these newcomers? Let’s dive into it!

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Precious 3D Prints For Your Valentine: 10% Off Silver, Gold, And Brass

Precious 3D Prints For Your Valentine: 10% Off Silver, Gold, And Brass

This Valentine’s Day, get your sweetheart a special and unique gift — a 3D print in one of our top precious metals: Silver, Gold, or Brass. Until the end of the day on January 31st, we’re offering 10% off of these materials when you use the following code at checkout: FromMaterialiseWithLove2020

With such great options, how will you choose?! Here’s a breakdown to help you out.

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