Industrial designer Jose Cunyat took his passion for music and 3D printing to create unique versions of the Sennheiser HD25 headphones, later starting up his own company — LOCONOISE.
Stereolithography, the technology behind most resin 3D prints, is often referred to as ‘the mother of all 3D printing technologies’ and is considered one of the most widely used techniques for producing high-quality 3D prints. Here at Materialise, we have been using Stereolithography since 1990. Time to talk a bit more about this technology and our latest resins.
Do you need to 3D print several small parts at once? Grid containers are a useful way to keep costs low and make sure nothing gets lost in the powder. We’ve now added Polypropylene to our easy-to-use, automatic grid container generator on our online 3D printing platform. Find out how it works!
The 3D printing world is constantly evolving with new material launches, and we’re excited to announce even more additions to our finishes lineup. In fact, we’re doubling our finish offerings for Polyamide, a Multi Jet Fusion material option! Along with our current finish options of natural and color dyed, you can now make each of these finishes polished. Wondering what you can expect with these newcomers? Let’s dive into it!
Is it plastic? Is it a metal? Alumide is both at the same time! This 3D printing material combines the design flexibility of Polyamide (SLS) with the shine of aluminum. The final 3D prints are Polyamide (SLS) models with a metallic-looking surface. It’s your all-time favorite Polyamide with a sparkle!
Read on if you’ve always wondered how 3D printing in Alumide works and how you can get the perfect 3D prints.
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.
This Valentine’s Day, get your sweetheart a special and unique gift — a 3D print in one of our top precious metals: Silver, Gold, or Brass. Until the end of the day on January 31st, we’re offering 10% off of these materials when you use the following code at checkout: FromMaterialiseWithLove2020
With such great options, how will you choose?! Here’s a breakdown to help you out.
3D printing is changing the way goldsmiths work and design. More and more people are asking us how 3D printed jewelry items in gold look and feel. In this article, we explain how gold items are created, the difference between 14k and 18k, its various colors, and how to model your 3D design to get the perfect gold 3D print!
From everyone at i.materialise, we’re wishing you a wonderful holiday season and new year! We’re happy to share with you that we’ll continue to take your orders throughout the entire holiday period. However, please note that our customer support will be limited on December 25, January 1, and January 7 due to holiday celebrations. Also, for US-based customers, please anticipate delays in SLA and SLS orders from December 24th – December 27th. We can’t wait to see your holiday creations!
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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