3D printing is on a roll. Led by start-up companies like MakerBot and FormLabs , as well as the big-name companies like Stratasys and 3D Systems , the next industrial revolution has well and truly taken root in the last couple of years with the arrival of affordable desktop systems and a greater public awareness of the potential of the technology.
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Everything about Iris van Herpen’s Biopiracy Fashion Show in Paris was impressive, the setting, the music, the shrink wrapped models, and of course, the 3D printed, flexible dress! One of the biggest perks of my job as Corporate Communications Specialist here at Materialise is that twice a year, I get to head down to Paris to see the newest designs by a fashion designer that impresses me both with her creative genius and her kindness – Iris van Herpen . On Tuesday, I was again present as Iris van Herpen unveiled her Biopiracy collection during a truly unforgettable runway show held at Les Docks – Cité de la Mode et du Design in Paris. Joining me was Iris van Herpen’s project manager here at Materialise and his very lucky 8-year-old son.
Polaris Motorcycles, based in Minnesota, revived a classic motorcycle brand thanks to 3D printing! The iconic Indian motorcycle brand was bought and revitalized by Polaris, already the producers of the Victory line. Polaris used both traditional and modern modeling methods to bring three different Indian motorcycles – the Indian Chief Classic, the Indian Chief Vintage, and the Chieftain – to market in just over two years
About three months ago, we launched the German version of our website and a growing number of Sculpteo’s users are coming from Germany. So our team is heading to Berlin next week to participate to the Inside 3D Printing conference . The event is hosted on March 11th – 12th and is being held at the Estrel Berlin .