5 Stunning 3D Prints in Alumide

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Alumide is perhaps the most underrated 3D printing material. Often mistaken for aluminum or seen as the little brother of polyamide, alumide gets little attention as a 3D printing material. However, alumide is a material with a great look & feel and offers you a lot of design freedom. Let’s take a look at 5 outstanding alumide 3D prints in this blog post. Read more…

A 3D Printed Art Piece That Only Gets Visible When Touching Water

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Once again Swiss designer duo Drzach & Suchy have surprised us with a 3D printed art piece like no other. After the stunning 3D printed shadow art that they printed with us back in May, we were really excited about their next project: a 3D printed haiku that is only visible in water. Sounds confusing? Read on! Read more…

The Surprising Reason Behind 3D Printing Production Times

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In our 3D printing factory, we try to make production as fast as possible. However, many people are surprised to hear that getting their 3D printed parts can take several days or even weeks. What’s the main time driver in a 3D printing factory? How can you get faster online 3D prints? And what are the steps in the production process in a 3D printing factory? Read more…

OpenSCAD Tutorial & Cheat Sheet: Getting Started With a Free CAD Software

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In this tutorial you will learn how to use OpenSCAD and how to create your first model for 3D printing with this powerful, free CAD program. Four OpenSCAD tutorial videos and a cheat sheet that summarizes all important commands will make your start with OpenSCAD as easy as possible. Read more…

Top 10 3D Printed Christmas Decoration Ideas

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Are you looking for ways to bring 3D printing into your Christmas celebrations? Then look no further. In this article we will show you the top 10 3D printed Christmas decoration ideas – all the way from Christmas tree ornaments to gift wrapping inspiration. Read more…

Black Friday Deal at i.materialise: Free Shipping on Every Order

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For die-hard Black Friday shoppers, staking out a place in line and camping out on the cold sidewalk in front of their favorite store is the best part of the experience. For everyone else, we have a Black Friday deal right here on i.materialise.com: just for today, we offer free shipping on each and every order. No minimum order value, no promo code required.

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How to Get Your Perfect Sterling Silver 3D Print

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Are you thinking about 3D printing in Sterling silver? Do you wonder how we create a real physical Sterling silver object from your 3D design? Would you like some tips and tricks for your next silver 3D print? In this case, this blog post is for you. Read more…

3D Printing Fossils: Oxford Researcher Prints & Shares Fossils from Jurassic Epoch

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Dr. Roger Close is a Postdoctoral Research Associate and vertebrate paleobiologist at Oxford University’s Department of Earth Sciences. His greatest interest lies in studying ‘macroevolutionary’ patterns in fossil records, documenting broad scale evolutionary changes in groups such as birds, mammals and fishes. And as a matter of fact, he also knows a thing or two about 3D printing. Read more…

3D Printing via Your Apple Mobile Device: Introducing Dropbox to i.materialise

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Good news for iOS users: Thanks to a new Dropbox integration, you can now upload 3D models to i.materialise directly from your iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Read more…

FreeCAD Tutorial & Review: From a 2D Sketch to a 3D Print

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Are you thinking about getting started with 3D modeling and 3D printing but don’t know exactly where to start? Then it probably makes sense to take a look at FreeCAD – a free yet powerful 3D design program. This hands-on tutorial by Bram de Vries will enable you to create your first 3D printing project with FreeCAD – all the way from your first sketch to the final product! Read more…