Press overview

Kipling Gives Away Materialise’s 3D Printed Bags

Friday, March 14, 2014
March 14th, 2014. Belgian bags and accessories brand Kipling has partnered with Materialise to co-create the “City Jungle Shopper” and will be giving away these 3D printed bags in a contest running from today until April 2nd, 2014. Based on the Monkey Madness collection, this bag showcases its monkey mascot role in the world’s first fully-flexible 3D Printing material TPU 92A-1.

Materialise Acquires Leading Polish Prototyping Center, e-Prototypy

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Materialise is proud to announce the acquisition of e-Prototypy, Poland’s leading provider of rapid prototypes and 3D Printing. e-Prototypy has been active in the Polish market since 2008 and has grown to become the market leader in this region. e-Prototypy offers a broad range of 3D printing solutions, with a specialization in the production of laser sintered components, and has invested in scanning and reverse engineering services in recent years.

3D Printing Shines at Cirque Du Soleil’s LIGHT Nightclub in Las Vegas with Anouk Wipprecht

Monday, January 6, 2014
January 6, 2014, Las Vegas. On New Year’s Eve, "The Light", the first-ever nightclub by the creative minds behind Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino), launched new designs by renowned Fashion-Tech Designer Anouk Wipprecht as a celebratory crowd rang in 2014.

Belgian 3D Printing Pioneers, Materialise, Honored with a Visionary! Award by the Museum of Art and Design in New York.

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Materialise is proud to announce that on the evening of November 20, Materialise and its Founder and CEO Wilfried Vancraen were among those honored with a MAD Visionaries! Award in New York City in recognition of Materialise’s commitment to technological innovation in 3D printing. Every year, the Gala honors leaders and innovators in the fields of art, design, philanthropy, and business, who through their work demonstrate foresight, imagination, and a commitment to supporting creativity in all its forms.

Materialise Introduces UltemTM 9085 Black, a New Heat-Resistant 3D Printing Material

Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Leuven, Belgium – Materialise is proud to announce the official launch of a new heat-resistant material for 3D printing: UltemTM 9085 Black. With its advanced long-term heat and flame resistance, UltemTM 9085 Black provides a new option in durable Fusion Deposition Modeling materials to industries such as automotive and aerospace manufacturing where parts need to withstand prolonged heat exposure.

“Smoke Dress” Hits the Volkswagen Catwalk in Frankfurt

Monday, October 14, 2013
Dutch fashion-tech designer Anouk Wipprecht, with the support of architect Niccolὸ Casas, has teamed up with Materialise in the creation of an innovative, interactive 3D printed “Smoke Dress” as part of a special eight-piece fashion collection for Volkswagen.

Iris van Herpen’s Wilderness Embodied Collection is Unveiled in Paris and Includes Her First Hybrid 3D Printed Dress

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Leuven, Belgium – July 2, 2013. On Monday, Iris van Herpen unveiled her Wilderness Embodied Collection to great acclaim in the impressive entry hall of the Palais de la Découverte in Paris.

Materialise Malaysia & Melinda Looi Present Asia's First 3D Printed Fashion Show

Thursday, June 20, 2013
Kuala Lumpur, June 2013 – What happens when you take a Belgian-based pioneer in Additive Manufacturing (also popularly known as 3D printing) software and solutions and combine it with an award-winning Malaysian fashion designer? The results are a spectacular marriage of technology and fashion, as evidenced in Asia’s very first 3D printed fashion show, presented by Materialise Malaysia and Melinda Looi.

Factory 2.0 Revealed: When Andy Warhol Met 3D Printing

Tuesday, June 11, 2013
June 11, 2013. On the evening of June 10th, Belgian-based Additive Manufacturing (also known as 3D Printing) pioneer Materialise sponsored a ground-breaking event at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA.

Launch of the first fully-functional flexible material in 3D Printing

Friday, March 15, 2013
March 14, 2013 Leuven, Belgium. Materialise is proud to announce the official launch of a new, highly flexible and durable material for 3D Printing: TPU 92A-1. Designers and engineers have been challenging Materialise to come up with a flexible 3D Printing material that is durable enough to withstand the wear and tear of an end-use product, and TPU is their response. The most notable of these challengers was Dutch fashion designer and guest member of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture, Iris van Herpen, who is known for pushing the boundaries of 3D Printing in the world of high fashion. In January this year, TPU 92A-1 made its debut on the catwalk during Iris van Herpen’s Voltage Haute Couture show during Paris Fashion Week.