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And the winners of the Accessory Challenge in cooperation with Melinda Looi are..

 We had such a hard time choosing the winners. But when we counted the votes of the i.materialise team, Wim Michiels (Materialise) and Melinda Looi we finally selected the 10 winning designs. They will all be exhibited during the  fashion show in Malaysia.

On the 14th of June, Materialise organizes an international 3D design fashion show in Malaysia. The following designs have  just earned a spot at this event which will be attended by national and international media houses.

We want to thank all the participants for their hard work en beautiful entries. These are the winning designs:

  • Most ‘out of the box’ designs:

1.       Linlin & Pierre-Yves Jacques

2.       Marlon Artis -Owls Wear

3.     AmniosyA- Fly around

4.       Erin Joyce – Fierce birds

  • Most innovative designs: rethinking traditional accessories with 3D printing technology

1.       Gurusprad Rao- Peacock head gear:
2.       Saowakon P. – Kinnaree
3.       Gloria Valli – Woodpecker

Redesign Japanese and Korean Accessories for our new Challenge!

Have you ever imagined creating your very own version of a beautiful Japanese hairpins or a stunning brooch for your Korean hanbok?  They had their design limitations then….but now with the 3D Print technology there is nothing called design barrier!

i.materialise, in cooperation with Materialise Malaysia and Japan, challenges you to recreate the traditional Japanese & Korean accessories using the 3D print technology. The winning entries will be part of the international exhibition in Japan!

Materialise will be hosting the North East Asia Conference (NEA) in Japan on the 5th and 6th of September.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to try out and explore the 3D printing technology and experiment with design.

For this competition, your challenge is to use 3D printing to recreate traditional Japanese or Korean accessories in 3D printed polyamide. Examples are the Japanese Netsuke, traditional hairpins and Korean Hanbok accessories.

These items are by thems

Andy Warhol Challenge: the finalists!

After much consideration we can finally announce the five finalists of the Andy Warhol Challenge. Their work will be showcased in the Andy Warhol Museum on the opening night of RAPID 2013 in Pittsburgh.  Murray Moss gives his comments on every entry.

Speaking into the microphone by Luigi Vaghi:

Murray Moss: “This is an interesting take on another artist’s iconic work:  Renato Bertelli‘s 1933 ‘continuous profile’, in ceramic, of the infamous Benito Mussolini.”

“The artist here creates a ‘continuous profile’ – this time, that of the infamous Andy Warhol. But in this case, registering the name ‘Andy Warhol’ with a microphone in a computer, a curve was created which was isolated and then used to generate the 3D printed model. Different people speaking the same two words, ‘Andy Warhol’, would create different curves, and therefore unique, one-of-a-kind ‘profiles’.”

“I like the fact that this process infuses a ‘portrait’ of Warhol with the characteristics of each individual maker

Get ready for our Ceramics Challenge!

Spring is finally entering our doors  and we are in desperate need for more colors in our lives! So we’re ready to launch our first ceramics challenge where you can choose between nine vibrant colors. Are you ready?

For this competition, your challenge is to use 3D printing to create a product in ceramics. We give you carte blanche, so you can design anything you want: from tiles to vases, from jewelry to kitchen ware.

Surprise us by your creativity!

On the 23th of May the jury will select 1 winning design. The winner will receive his or her 3D print.

This challenge is open to all designers, professional and amateur, regardless of sex, age or nationality.

Submissions will be accepted up to 23:59 May 23th Central European Time, 2013.

There is no limit on the number of entries per contestant. To enter, you need to upload your design(s) here and provide a clear explanation (under ‘description

Lighten up with the Instructables Lamps and Lighting contest! is coming out of the dark and hosting a Lamps and Lighting contest! Got a bright idea for a 3D printed lamp? Make it and publish it on their website!

Create a new step by step, photo, or video instructable that fits the guidelines outlined in the right-hand column. Instructables must be published between April the 15th latest (11:59pm PT) to be eligible.

Upon publishing your Instructable you’ll see checkboxes for open contests. Select Lamps & Lighting Contest. If you have entries currently eligible for entry, it will also show up by clicking ‘Enter this Contest’ on the right side of this page. ACCEPTING
Entries are accepted by Instructables staff within one business day ( from Monday till Friday). What matters is the submission time, not acceptance time.VOTING
Instructables members can vote for an entry during the contest plus 3 days after the contest closes.JUDGING
A panel of judges made up of Instr

Accessory Challenge- Be inspired by birds

Did you ever dream of an international platform to show off your design skills? Then prepare for our next challenge! i.materialise, in cooperation with Materialise Malaysia, challenges you to make the most unique, breath taking 3D printed accessory inspired by birds.

Do you want to be the star of a fashion show? Then we have great news! On the 14th of June, Materialise organizes an international 3D design fashion show in Malaysia. As a participant your creation can earn a spot at this event! The event will be attended by national and international media houses.
This is the perfect opportunity for you to try out and explore the 3D printing technology and experiment with design.

For this competition, your challenge is to use 3D printing to create a fashion/lifestyle accessory around the theme of “birds” (Yes, birds who have the freedom to soar high into the clear blue skies!). This accessory can be anything: jewelry (such as bracelets, rings, necklaces, …), belts,

Win your 15 minutes of fame!

We challenge you to get inspired by the Pop art movement and design a 3D printable piece which will blow everyone’s mind.  A piece so cool it will win you your 15 minutes of fame.

From June 10-12, 2013, Materialise will participate in RAPID 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the RAPID Additive Manufacturing Solutions Conference and Exposition is the largest prototyping fair in the United States, hosting more than 1800 participants.

On the opening night of RAPID, Materialise, in conjunction with SME, will host an event at the Andy Warhol Museum unlike anything you’ve seen before. A special 3D printed installation, curated by renowned gallery owner Murray Moss, will be on display at the Warhol Museum, combining Pop art with 3D Printing. And you too could earn a spot at this event as a winner of the i.materialise Challenge!


Let the big artists from Pop Art, the movement that started in the mid 1950’s i

Check out the winners of the Valentine Challenge

We had so many entries for the Valentine Challenge that it was hard to choose a winner. But: now all the votes are counted there are clearly two winners!

Roberto Trentin got the most votes for his high detailed stainless steel design called ‘Secret message ring’.

Isaie Bloch made a nice design ‘Diamonds are forever’ (where a lot of our feminine collegues fell for) in silver.

We want to congratulate both candidates with their designs. We can’t wait to see the designs coming out of our printers!

Valentine Challenge: say it with jewelry

A few more months and Valentine will enter our houses. It’s that time of the year that you think -maybe a little bit more- about your loved ones and at i.materialise we love romance so much – we must admit, it’s a little embarrassing- that we want to organize a Valentine Challenge! Of course all you need is love on a Valentine’s Day, but a little jewel now and then doesn’t hurt, right? So start designing a jewel (ring, brooch …) for your loved one and surprise him or her! You can choose between two materials, silver and high detailed stainless steel, in the end there will be two winners: one for high detailed stainless steel and one for silver.


Participants need to upload their file here. You can find more information about the file formats in our FAQs under ‘website’. The material for this challenge is high detailed stainless steel and silver. Make sure you read the design guidelines to make your jewel 3D printable.

There are limits on the size

Winner(s) of the Christmas Ornaments Challenge

We saw 23 nice entries by different designers, but there can only be one winner…Oh no, that’s not true; because there were so many nice designs: we’ve chosen three Christmas Ornaments! Surprise!

It was very clear on facebook: Luigi Vaghi’s Ribbon for X-mas is the design with the most likes! 48 people voted for him on facebook. Congratulations!

Luigi Vaghi worked really hard and we saw more and more designs from him being uploaded on the website. He made 4 designs for this challenge: the X-Mas ball, a simple Christmas ball with wholes and a sphere full of ‘like’ buttons.


We were so happy with all the entries that we decided to choose two more winners. The second place is for the most clever design (full of moving parts) with the second most likes on facebook:  Jolien Rasschaert! Her design got 35 votes and is inspired by leafs. She didn’t make it easy for herself by designing different moveable parts.

The third design is very heartwarming. It’s a small winte