After several stolen and lost USB flash drives, startup “HelloWiKey” decided to build a device that will keep all your private files safe and secure and that will always be with you: the WiKey. With the help of 3D printing and crowdfunding, these creative entrepreneurs are turning their dream into reality. (more…)
Looking at artifacts from the past often leaves us speechless about the skills and knowledge of craftsmen from earlier times. The early 6th century sword from Snartemo (Norway) is exactly one of these objects. So, if you are asked to recreate one today, how would you do that? Especially if you are not a professional goldsmith but a game developer? (more…)
The Materialise World Conference is fast approaching and we would like to take this opportunity to present some of the inspiring speakers who will illustrate the many ways that 3D Printing services and solutions can add value in the realm of consumer products. See them in person on April 24th and 25th in Brussels and Leuven and participate in our two-day program full of workshops and conferences that will give you inspiration and the technical know-how to turn your ideas into 3D printed reality.
This week, our featured presenter is Ilja Laurs, venture capitalist behind the customizable 3D printed game characters Cut the Rope, Pou, Talking Tom and the Tribez.
If music is your passion, it influences every aspect of your life. If you are an engineer, you constantly seek new ways to explore and experiment. What happens when these two worlds collide?
Belgian designer Elfriede de Rooster, also known as Brrrumblebee, has been drawing ever since she was a small child. Influenced by Belgian comic books and French animation series, she soon started to draw characters from her favorite comics. After working for Studio Peyo, the creator of the Smurfs, and helping in the creation of the Danish film series “Troll Tales”, Elfriede started experimenting with digital 2D painting using Corel Painter before switching to 3D modelling software in 2007. In this post, we get to know the talented designer and learn how she is using ZBrush to make her cute, adorable and warmhearted 3D Printed creatures come to life. Read on to meet these wonderful fellows: the Mushables. (more…)
Do you find the word “robot” to carry a cold, lifeless connotation? Does that feeling increase even more if the robot is 3D Printed? Then let us blow your mind with a gang of the cutest, most lovable 3D Printed robots on Earth! These 3D Printed robot figurines are designed, hand-painted, and sold online by two designers, Scott Brimley and Onorio D’Epiro, under the “Just Robots” brand. We interviewed the UK-based duo to find out how they brought the cute little robots to life through i.materialise! (more…)
Day-by-day, digital technologies are becoming more progressive, but no matter how hard companies try, users are constantly looking for more powerful devices to fulfil their needs. Luckily, users’ goals can sometimes be reached by combining two existing devices into one solution. That’s how digiscoping was invented.
Halloween is just around the corner, but there’s still time to unleash the power of your creativity by creating an unforgettably terrifying 3D project. The possibilities are only limited by the scope of your evil plans. Whether you need to add some finishing touches to your ghostly costume or add eerie props for your house for warding off the kids, 3D printing will help you put your unique spin on one of the funnest times of the year.
BOLDROCKET has an ambitious plan: to deliver aspiring business and technology solutions to the finance services industry that changes the traditional way that people think. Set out with a mission to foster a creative environment in the office, D+DS architecture designed the office and approached Materialise to print a 3.7-meter-long orange 3D Printed rocket for BOLDROCKET’s new office in London. The giant rocket sits suspended in the air alongside a wall patterned with plants that mimic the smoke bellowing out of a rocket at take-off.
Like any other art form, photography is a way to express yourself. Imagine not only doing so through the pictures you take, but also through the device you take them with. This idea triggered Panasonic to explore 3D printing as a way to personalize its products. The result is a first range of custom covers for the LUMIX GM1 compact camera, presented during the Photokina fair in Cologne, Germany, last week.