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Mark Bloomfield’s 3D Printed Daisy Hat Hits Runways Around the Globe

Mark Bloomfield’s Daisy Hat

In 2012, British designer Mark Bloomfield impressed the jury during the finals of the “Hats Off to 3D Printing” design challenge at the Materialise World Conference with his innovative “Daisy Hat”. This hat beat out more than twenty other renowned competitors and has been travelling around the world being modeled at fashion shows and 3D Printing events ever since. Read more…

Speaker Spotlight: Ilja Laurs on Customizable 3D Printed Game Characters

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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.

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Join Our Next 3D Printing Meetup on February 13th!


3D printing thrives because of the inspiration that comes from our community. That is why we invite our community for a meetup at Materialise’s Headquarters a few times a year. We welcome all designers and others interested in 3D printing to show you the possibilities of this great technology. We will present our 3D printing materials and services, give you a peek of our production facility, and discuss your 3D printing projects. Read more…

Viva Las Vegas – i.materialise looks back at CES 2015


Taking place in Las Vegas from January 6th to 9th, this year marked the second edition of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 3D Printing Marketplace. Organized by the intrepid team at TCT Magazine + Personalize, it was i.materialise’s first time participating in the event. Just like the awe-inspiring hotels and casinos of its host city, it goes without saying that CES was an incredibly huge and impressive event with more than 150,000 visitors. Read more…

The 2015 Materialise World Conference: 3D Printing Brought to You


Join us to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Materialise at the World Conference on April 24-25, 2015 in Brussels and Leuven! Come to hear inspiring speakers who will illustrate how 3D printing services and solutions can add value in the realm of 3D printing consumer products. And don’t miss our workshops to see designing in action as our top-notch experts guide you through a creation experience.

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Ready, Set, GO! Slot Car Racing at Euromold 2014


The Materialise Slot Car Championship races over to Germany, a country that’s known around the world for its car manufacturing industry, for one last contest. More specifically, we went to Frankfurt for EuroMold, the world’s leading trade fair for design and application development, moldmaking and tooling. Over the course of 2014, Materialise organized a series of slot car races where participants could let their imagination run wild and 3D print their slot cars which they made with a whole range of Additive Manufacturing technologies. What better way to show visitors what’s possible with 3D Printing than racing slot cars while enjoying a beer?

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.MGX to be on Display at the First Major 3D Printing Exhibition in Athens


Good news for 3D Printing fans in Greece: some of the best 3D Printed items from the .MGX collection will be on display at 3D Tora, the first major exhibition in Greece dedicated entirely to 3D Printing. The exhibition will be held from December 15, 2014 until January 31, 2015, at the Onassis Cultural Center in Athens. If you’re visiting Greece for your Christmas holidays, you’ll want to add this exhibition to your must-see list! Read more…

Highlights and Our Favorite Moments from Maker Faire Tokyo!

Maker Faire Tokyo 2014 Highlights

The third annual Maker Faire Tokyo was held on November 23rd and 24th at Tokyo Big Sight, gathering more than 13,000 visitors and 300 exhibitors. The Maker Movement in Japan seems to be getting bigger than ever, and we were very happy to see how passionate you all were about 3D Printing. Here’s a wrap-up of the two-day event from the i.materialise Community Outreach team in Japan!
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The 3D Printing Event in Kuala Lumpur: Art, Design and Architecture

The 3D Printing Event in KL- Art, Design and Architecture

Have you been hearing a lot about 3D printing and wondering what the hype is all about? Are you deliberating why this technology is the so called “revolution” in the way we imagine, design and create new products? Would you like to explore the potential of 3D printing for your business?

Join us at the 3D Printing Event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to witness Vagler 3D Printing machines “live” in action. You will also have the opportunity to scan yourself and carry home your 3D file…ready for printing.  The event will also showcase exclusive designer accessories, in various 3D printable materials, from i.materialise.

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Come Say Hi to the i.materialise Japan Team at Maker Faire Tokyo!


A celebration of invention and creativity, Maker Faire has been held in cities all across the world. Of course, Tokyo is no exception: the 3rd annual Maker Faire Tokyo will be held on November 23rd and 24th at Tokyo Big Sight! The i.materialise Japan community outreach team will be there to show our 3D Printed items and answer any questions you may have about your 3D Printing project. Read more…