We’re wrapping up our 30th-anniversary blog series for our parent company, Materialise, with a look at the final 3D printing technology in our portfolio: selective laser sintering (SLS). SLS, with i.mat offerings in Polyamide (SLS), Alumide, and Polypropylene, has been offered at Materialise since 1998. Over the past 22 years, our team has worked with this technology to reliably print application after application. This next decade, we’re turning our sights on sustainability, and SLS has a major role in enabling our customers to order prints that are manufactured in a more sustainable way with our new Bluesint PA12 material.
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.
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.
Creating an ideal 3D printable model can be intimidating to new users. If you follow this blog closely, you’ve probably heard us advise you about avoiding common 3D modeling errors. That’s why many people ask us: what happens if I place an order, but my file still contains errors?
COVID-19 is currently at the top of everyone’s minds, and health professionals have made it clear that one of the best ways to stay healthy is to avoid touching public surfaces, such as door handles, with your hands. Door handles are among the most germ-infested objects in houses, hospitals, factories, and elderly homes, and these germs can easily enter your body if you touch your face after opening or closing doors with your hands.
Do you need to 3D print several small parts at once? Grid containers are a useful way to keep costs low and make sure nothing gets lost in the powder. We’ve now added Polypropylene to our easy-to-use, automatic grid container generator on our online 3D printing platform. Find out how it works!
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!
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.
From everyone at i.materialise, we’re wishing you a wonderful holiday season and new year! We’re happy to share with you that we’ll continue to take your orders throughout the entire holiday period. However, please note that our customer support will be limited on December 25, January 1, and January 7 due to holiday celebrations. Also, for US-based customers, please anticipate delays in SLA and SLS orders from December 24th – December 27th. We can’t wait to see your holiday creations!
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