Sustainable eyewear with 100% bio-based 3D printing
Materialise, a global provider of 3D printing solutions, paves the way towards a sustainable eyewear industry by expanding its range of materials to include Polyamide 11 (PA11).
Path towards eliminating waste in 3D Printing
Materialise has announced Bluesint PA12, a material innovation that makes it possible to 3D print with up to 100% re-used powder. 3D printing is often considered a sustainable manufacturing technology but a new Lifecycle Analysis indicates that for large series of identical products, 3D printing has a bigger environmental impact compared to a conventional production technology.
3D-printed anatomical models receive FDA clearance
Materialise NV has received FDA clearance for software intended for 3D printing anatomical models for diagnostic use. Leading hospitals are adopting integrated 3D printing services as part of their medical practices as they recognise the added value it brings to personalised patient care. Materialise brings nearly three decades of experience in developing medical solutions that help researchers, engineers and clinicians achieve the desired patien...
Heart model helps 16-year-old heart tumour patient
It’s devastating news when you find out that your grandchild was born with a heart tumour. This was the news that Christine White heard when her grandson, Bradley, was only three. Over the next several years, Bradley had to undergo several open heart surgeries including having a defibrillator implanted to protect him from sudden cardiac death.