This is crazy. At the time of your purchase, materialize will give you a cd-rom which has a proprietary software file on it. You then take the file back to materialise and they will recreate the your lamp for you.
“the truly unique aspect of each materialise lamp is that it was created through the use of rapid prototyping technology. this 3-d material printing process allows for an unlimited freedom of design far beyond the capacity of traditional manufacturing processes.
you may be wondering why materialise products are named with the *.mgx extension? *.mgx is the file extension for materialise’s proprietary software. each product produced by materialise is rendered from a unique *.mgx file which accompanies your product on a cd rom. you can reproduce your product by sending the *.mgx file to materialise.”