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Miniature, 3D-Printed City Hall of Antwerp Shows off Every Last Detail

Miniature, 3D-Printed City Hall of Antwerp Shows off Every Last Detail

The city hall of Antwerp is one of the city’s architectural crown jewels. Dating back from the 16th century, it hadn’t undergone significant restoration for the last 60 years, and the grand old building was starting to show signs of its age. The municipality of Antwerp has set an ambitious restoration project in motion, which was explained and displayed at Paviljoen Antwerpen Morgen. Held at MAS, the exhibition covered the biggest urban development projects the city has planned for the future. And at center stage was a giant 3D-printed model of the renovated city hall!

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Massive 3D-Printed Replica of a Legendary WWI Ship Makes Waves

Massive 3D-Printed Replica of a Legendary WWI Ship Makes Waves

Nestled along the coast of Belgium is the mostly open-air Raversyde in Ostend with its bunkers, observation posts, and subterranean corridors. This museum is unique in that it commemorates sites that were instrumental in both world wars: in WWI as a coastal battle and during WWII as the site where Nazi Germany built the Atlantic Wall as a defense. For the museum’s opening weekend of the season, which this year is on June 15th, they prepared a new focal point in the exhibition of the First World War Coastal Battery. The highlight of the exhibit is a massive, highly detailed, 3D-printed model of the Mauretania that carried out different but essential functions during WWI.

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Democratizing Prosthetics Through The Power Of 3D Printing

Democratizing Prosthetics Through The Power Of 3D Printing

The refinement of prosthetics has been an ongoing challenge since their first creation around the time of ancient Egypt. Although new technological developments have enabled huge improvements to be made, the quest for a prosthetic that can replace the functionality of a missing limb while also being widely available, affordable, and comfortable still eludes even the top design and medical professionals.

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Art And 3D Printing Come Alive In Amazing Skull Sculpture

Art And 3D Printing Come Alive In Amazing Skull Sculpture

With walls as his canvas, renowned Belgian graffiti artist Steve Locatelli is known for his brightly colored murals and work featuring skulls. Although first and foremost a painter, Steve has recently started exploring the medium of sculpture and the use of high-tech industrial tools. His recent work, “SCRATCH 3D,” employed laser cutting to create a wall-mounted piece of intricately crossed metal bars that bridges the gap between painting and traditional stand-alone sculpture. But he wanted to take this a step further and called on designer and illustrator Peter Serruys to help him realize the next iteration – the 3D-printed “SCRATCH 4D.”

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4 Designs On i.materialise To Help Stop COVID-19 As Lockdowns Lift

4 Designs On i.materialise To Help Stop COVID-19 As Lockdowns Lift

Though much of the world is under lockdown due to the coronavirus, some are starting to think of reigning in some measures while still staying safe. The 3D-printing community has been busy during this time developing designs to help the public do just that. From face mask clips to badge holders, here are a few of our favorite items available on i.materialise that were created to protect people in situations where contact with others is unavoidable.

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Art Without Restrictions — Noell Oszvald’s 3D-Printed Sculpture Experiments with Shadows

Art Without Restrictions — Noell Oszvald’s 3D-Printed Sculpture Experiments with Shadows

As a visual artist and photographer, Noell Oszvald was curious about expanding her 3D sculpting skills into 3D printing when she stumbled upon an i.materialise blog post featuring our 2014 Designer of the Year, Danny van Ryswyk. Inspired by Danny’s art and encouraged to bring her 3D sculpting projects to the next level with 3D printing, Noell turned to i.materialise and its services, technologies, and materials when she decided to take her first shot at 3D printing her work.

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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

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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