Apple Accessory 3D Printing Challenge: Win a 3D Print of Your Apple Gadget Add-on + a 200 EUR Voucher!


3D printing is changing the way we design products – we see it with iPhones, iPads, iPods, Apple Watches or MacBooks: as soon as a new tech product is out on the market, the 3D modeling & printing community creates a world around them. 3D printed stands, docks, covers, mounts… there are no limits to creativity and innovation. In order to encourage you to design even more of these great products, we’re launching our newest design challenge together with Rhino: the Apple Accessory Challenge. Read more…

Join Our Next 3D Printing Meetup on November 27th!

3d printing meetup

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 everybody interested in 3D printing to take a look at our products and service. We will present our 3D printing materials, give you a tour through our 3D printing factory, and discuss your 3D printing projects. Read more…

Empowering Mass Customization: How ‘Digital Forming’ Is Creating Unique Products with 3D Printing


London-based firm Digital Forming enables customers to co-design their own 3D printed products – anything from a mobile phone case to an espresso cup or a silver ring. With easy-to-use, user-friendly design apps, anyone can create a personalized, one-of-its-kind product in minutes. Read more…

Life As a Professional 3D Designer: Meet 3D Arist Pekka Salokannel

3d printing professional design

Pekka Salokannel lives the 3D printed dream. The industrial designer from Helsinki creates 3D printed products, gives 3D modeling workshops, has worked for Tinkercad, Makerbot, and Mozilla, and launched his own 3D design company in 2013. Pekka is currently developing 3D printed eyewear, jewelry, and fashion items – reason enough for us to talk with him about his future projects, the ambition of professional 3D modelers, and the added value of 3D printed products. Read more…

We Expand Our 3D Printing Platform to the Middle East!


i.materialise is all about making 3D printing accessible to everyone: designers, inventors, students, artists, and makers around the globe. That’s why we are happy to announce that Materialise and 3DVinci Creations have signed a collaboration agreement which will bring the i.materialise 3D printing platform to the United Arab Emirates and further expand the reach of 3D printing into the Middle East region.

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A 3D Modeling Software for Beginners: How to Create Your First 3D Print with 3DSlash

3D Modeling App 3D Slash

Thinking about creating your first 3D printable object but don’t know exactly where to start? Then this step-by-step tutorial for the most beginner-friendly 3D modeling software is just what you need. You will learn how to create your first 3D print without buying or downloading a 3D modeling software program: welcome to the world of 3D design app 3DSlash! Read more…

How to Get Your Perfect Titanium 3D Print


Are you thinking about 3D printing in titanium? Then this blog post is for you. Back in 2011 we announced 3D printing in titanium, thanks to our state-of-the-art DMLS (Direct Metal Laser Sintering) printers. Titanium is still going strong and we wanted to make sure that you have all the information you need to produce high-quality titanium 3D prints. So let’s get started and learn the basics of DMLS 3D printing in titanium. Read more…

3D Printing With Rhino: Preparing Your Rhinoceros 3D Model for 3D Printing

rhinoceros 3d model for 3d printing

Rhinoceros, or short Rhino, is a powerful and versatile modeling software for creating 3D designs. When you’re looking to 3D print your Rhino model, some points are very important to keep in mind: it needs to be watertight, exported correctly, and have the right wall thicknesses. While this might sound complicated, Kyle Houchens, an expert at preparing a Rhino 3D model for 3D printing, will show you how it’s done. In this step-by-step video tutorial, he will show you what kind of models are perfect for 3D printing and how you can identify and fix common mistakes.
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adidas Futurecraft: The Ultimate 3D Printed Personalized Shoe


Sporting goods giant adidas is unveiling the future of performance footwear with Futurecraft 3D, a unique 3D printed running shoe midsole which can be tailored to the cushioning needs of an individual’s foot. As part of the ‘Futurecraft series’, this forward-looking initiative places open source collaboration and craftsmanship at the heart of design to drive innovation across all elements of production.

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Best 3D Modeling Software for Mac: 3D Printing with Mac OS


Not all 3D modeling software is available for every operating system. That’s why we compiled a list of the most popular 3D design programs for Mac users. Read on to discover the top 20!

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