1. 3D Printing a Crown For a Marvel Queen–Marvel’s movie Black Panther was without a doubt one of the blockbusters of the year. The crown and mantle worn by Queen Ramonda in the movie, featuring a blend between African traditional designs and futuristic elements, were a result of the joint efforts of the head costume designer Ruth E. Carter, the designer Julia Koerner and the 3D printing expertise of Materialise. The outcome of this collaboration was a 3D-printed crown fit for a queen. One of our favorite 3D printing stories of 2018!
2. Recreating a Life-Size Mammoth Skeleton with 3D Printing–This was a “big” story for us this year. This is an exact 3D-printed replica of a mammoth skeleton with over 300 bones, standing 3.5 meters tall. From scanning to the assembly of the bones, a team of engineers, designers and finishing experts completed the colossal task in less than two months. And all came from Mammoth Stereolithography printers!
3. A Historical 3D-Printed Coastline Model of WWI–Thanks to this 3D-printed model, the visitors at the Atlantikwall Museum in Raversijde can travel back in time to WWI. The faithful replica of the Belgian coastline between 1914 and 1918 includes all the details from the bunkers to the last artillery unit.
4. 3D-Printed Sculptures for the Designers of the Year–Unfold is the name of a design duo founded by Claire Warier and Dries Verbruggen that was nominated as the Belgian Designer of the Year in 2018. 3D printing has been central to their designs. According to the duo, 3D printing is the perfect combination of artisanal, customized creation and high-tech production methods.