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The i.materialise blog keeps you updated about outstanding 3D designs, the newest 3D printing technologies and the best 3D modeling software tutorials.
How to Get the Perfect Multicolor+ 3D Print

How to Get the Perfect Multicolor+ 3D Print

Have you already discovered Multicolor+, our new 3D printing material in full color?

Maybe you are thinking about 3D printing your next design with Multicolor+ but you don’t know what to expect. In this article we will explain how the technology behind Multicolor+ actually works, what colors can you expect, and how to model your 3D design to get the perfect full-color 3D print.

Here’s all you need to know about 3D printing in Multicolor+!

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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.

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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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3D Printing Technologies: Fused Deposition Modeling

3D Printing Technologies: Fused Deposition Modeling

Contrary to popular belief, there’s not a one-size-fits-all approach to 3D printing. Although we offer 17 different materials and over 90 possible color and finish combinations, it often takes us several different technologies to get the job done.  In general, 3D printing technologies can be split up into 2 groups: direct and indirect 3D printing. The main difference lies in the fact that the design is made from 3D printing (direct) or 3D printing was used in the process of creating your model (indirect). Let’s move on with the third part of this series with fused deposition modeling, probably the most adopted 3D printing technology around and an example of a direct 3D printing technique. 

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