All posts by Franky

Introducing an Improved Shop Experience


We’re proud to announce the launch of our new and improved shop platform. This launch is just the beginning –  we’ll be rolling out new features every 2 weeks so stay tuned for more.

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Inside 3D Printing NYC Set to be Largest 3D Printing Event Yet – Get 10% OFF

Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo

After successful events in Chicago, San Jose, and Singapore last year, Mediabistro is preparing for their largest 3D printing event yet when Inside 3D Printing Conference & Expo returns to New York City. Large numbers of B2B professionals and maker enthusiasts are expected to turn out at the Javits Center next month for a day of workshops on April 2, followed by two days of programming and exhibits on April 3 and 4. 

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Kipling Enters the World of 3D Printing: No Monkey Business


Ever since they started in 1987, Belgian bags and accessories brand Kipling has given its monkey mascot a prominent role. No one can say ‘Kipling bag’ without referring to the iconic monkey key chains. For their latest collection ‘Monkey Madness’, Kipling and Materialise took it one step further. Based on the Monkey Madness collection, the “City Jungle Shopper” is a co-creation between Kipling and Materialise to showcase Kipling’s trademark monkey in the world’s first fully-flexible 3D Printing material TPU 92A-1.

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Happy Saint Patrick’s Day


It seems winter is finally over and spring is right around the corner. So, in honor of good old Saint Patrick, we’re going completely green. Find out just how you can go green for free this week!

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Here’s the Winning Print of our Slot Car Challenge


A few weeks ago Brian Hamilton finished first in our slot car challenge with his ‘Arthropoda’ design. It almost looks like a prehistoric creature and an aerodynamic supercar had a baby. We’ve now printed it and put it to the test on our racing track.

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Thanks for visiting us at Rapid Pro 2014


We have always believed (and still do) that people feel the need to express themselves, more than ever before, in a world where standardization seems to be the rule. Just returning from this year’s Rapid Pro, the annual 3D printing event in the Netherlands, it’s always great to see that people are looking for original ways to add personal touches to their lives, to differentiate themselves, and to make the world around them a little bit more their own.

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Meet the designer: Elise Luttik


Meet Industrial Designer Elise Luttik from Amsterdam, founder of eli5e, a design studio specialized in 3D printed designs that will make you smile.

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And the Winner of the Slot Car Challenge is…


Brian Hamilton with ‘Arthropeda’ which is, according to the designer, primarily inspired by the morphology of the earliest known group of extinct arthropods that form the class Trilobita. Although the design of ‘Arthropoda’ is seemingly paradoxical, the concept of merging the physical structure of a prehistoric creature with the bold, aerodynamic styling of a modern-day supercar resulted in a form that appears evocatively symbiotic.

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The First Ever Fusion of Cricket and 3D Printing


At the end of last year, we called out to all innovators and 3D printing enthusiasts to stretch their capabilities and try their hands on this pioneering project: Re-inventing cricket accessory design using 3D printing. Witness now for the first time ever how 3D printing can be used in a real game of cricket. The helmets, the stumps, the ball and the toe guards were all 3D printed and used in the game.

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Join us at RapidPro and learn how to boost your business with 3D printing


Next week, for the 3rd year in a row, we’ll be attending the RapidPro Conference in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. Come and check us out at booth 131 and learn how to boost your business with our 3D printing APIs.

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