If you intend to 3D print a model, that doesn’t mean you always have to start designing from scratch. There are tons of websites out there that offer (both free and premium) 3D models to download. We took a look at 10 (+1) of the best and most popular 3D model databases and compared them for price, quality, selection, and printability.
3D printing in metal opens a world of possibilities for designers and makers. We’ve already talked about the different metal materials on the blog and today we are happy to announce the launch of new finishes for 3D printing in titanium.
Discover our selection of 3D-printed metal with more possibilities than ever!
The most common misconception about 3D printed jewelry is that it is printed in metallic plastic. This is not the case: it is produced as a real, solid piece of jewelry made out of the precious metal of your choice.
In this blog post, we will have a closer look at the four best and most popular materials for jewelry designers. (more…)
A few months ago we were glad to welcome a new member to our family of 3D printing materials and technologies: Multi Jet Fusion, the new 3D printing technology from HP, in Polyamide (MJF).
Since then, many of our customers have tried this new technology and have enjoyed its advantages, but today we wanted to explain more in depth how 3D printing in Polyamide (MJF) works, as well as digging into the differences between our 3D printing polyamides. (more…)
Since each 3D printing material and 3D model is different, choosing the right wall thickness for 3D printing can be confusing. Yet, keeping these simple tips in mind will ensure that you won’t receive an unpleasant surprise and the walls of your object will have just the minimum thickness they need.
Creating a model for 3D printing can be somewhat intimidating at first. In this blog post, we will cover some essential tips designers should keep in mind to get a stunning 3D print.
Sticking to this checklist will make sure that your 3D model is perfectly prepared to be 3D printed. (more…)
At i.materialise we work to make 3D design and 3D printing more approachable for everybody. That’s why we have been partnering with Microsoft. For a long time, i.materialise has been directly integrated in Microsoft’s 3D modeling app, 3D Builder, and it is now also possible to 3D print your creations on Paint 3D, directly with i.materialise.
I know that creating a model for 3D printing can be somewhat intimidating. Despite offering you a lot of design freedom, 3D printable models still need to stick to certain design rules. In this blog post we will explain the 5 most important 3D modeling tips to ensure that your jewelry is perfectly 3D printable.
Are you thinking about 3D printing in resin? Would you like to know more about the technology behind 3D printing in resin? Or you just can’t figure out which one of our five resins to choose? Then this blog post is perfect for you!
Francesco de Comité is an Associate Professor in Computer Science at the University of Lille (France). He has a degree in Maths and a PhD in Computer Science, and his research focuses on the representation of mathematical concepts in real life with renders, 3D prints or ‘physical objects’.
He started working in this field nearly 10 years ago, first by making 2D renders of math objects. But after these first attempts, he realised the need to go further with his research.