Category Archives: Fried Vancraen

3D Printing Industry Review of the Year May 2018

3D printing in May 2018 saw the launch of our second annual 3D Printing Industry Awards (2019 nominations now open) and marked the 10th Anniversary of the RepRap movement. In applications, some of the most popular articles included medical breakthroughs. We were also given the exclusive opportunity to see the latest machines coming to market. […]

Materialise medical, software and metal 3D printing drive 44.6% growth in Q3 2018

3D software and 3D printing service provider Materialise has reported its financial results for the third quarter of 2018. For the period ended September 30, 2018, the company reported a revenue increase of 44.6% up to €46.7 million, over €32.3 million for the same period in 2017. A strong performance across all segments: Materialise Medical, Materialise Software […]

Materialise CEO comments on $25 million BASF investement in 3D software and services

Award winning 3D printer material developer and chemical giant BASF has invested $25 million to deepen its partnership with Belgian 3D software and service provider Materialise. In a blog written about the announcement Fried Vancraen, Materialise CEO, explains,  “If we, as an industry, want to increase the adoption of 3D printing, we need to work together […]

2018 3D Printing Industry Awards winners announced

The 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards brought together the leaders of the additive manufacturing world, academic pioneers and many of the major figures in the 3D printing industry. Now in its second year, the awards are unique in many ways – including the public voting system used to select the winners. Over 150 guests representing […]

2018 3D Printing Industry Awards winners announced

The 2018 3D Printing Industry Awards brought together the leaders of the additive manufacturing world, academic pioneers and many of the major figures in the 3D printing industry. Now in its second year, the awards are unique in many ways – including the public voting system used to select the winners. Over 150 guests representing […]

AMUG 2018 3D Printing Industry preview

Next week 3D Printing Industry will join the leaders, and most importantly the end users, of companies building and applying additive manufacturing technology. The location for the 2018 Additive Manufacturing User Group (AMUG) event is St. Louis, Missouri. Appropriately enough the local airport code is STL. From April 8th to 12th an anticipated 2000 ‘conference’ […]

Materialise expands DePuy Synthes partnership for 3D printed surgical guides

Materialise is to launch a new system allowing surgeons to plan, design and order patient specific 3D printed guides for shoulder operations. The all-in-one TRUMATCH® Personalized Solutions Shoulder System is an extension of Materialise’s existing partnership with DePuy Synthes, the orthopaedic and neurological branch of pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson. Minimizing risk in the operating room  DePuy […]

Todd Grimm and Dominik Rietzel selected as key note speakers for AMUG 2018

Todd Grimm and Dr. Ing. Dominik Rietzel have been announced as featured key note speakers at the 2018 Additive Manufacturing Users Group (AMUG) Education & Training Conference. AMUG is a highlight on the increasingly crowded 3D printing events calendar, bringing together AM experts from across the industry. Grimm, who is president of T. A. Grimm & […]

SME reports on 3D printing for point of care medical manufacturing

In a report published by SME, 96% of professionals 3D printing for point of care, e.g. medical models, prosthesis, implants and surgical guides, expect to see a rise in medical 3D printing throughout 2018. In the report Lauralyn McDaniel, medical additive manufacturing industry expert at SME, explains that the rise is due to a number […]