Global Partners Turn to Materialise to Revolutionize Patient Care


PLYMOUTH, Michigan – Nov. 28, 2016. Materialise NV (Nasdaq: MTLS), a world leading 3D printing solutions provider has drawn the attention of global healthcare, technology and manufacturing companies for its expertise in end-to-end 3D printing solutions across a variety of industries. With more than 26 years of experience in the industry, Materialise software and services act as the backbone of the 3D printing industry, helping partners efficiently develop and implement solutions for their customers and improving access to the cost-savings and customization benefits of 3D printing.

While many companies have seen the value of 3D printing in recent years, many have only recently begun exploring the technology. Materialise’s extensive experience in the industry has positioned the company as the partner of choice for companies interested in the benefits of 3D printing, but do not have the technical expertise and technology to implement full solutions for their customers. A growing number of Fortune 500 companies including HP and Microsoft have already turned to Materialise for their 3D printing software and service needs.

In the medical industry, Materialise works with partners to deliver 3D printed anatomical models that offer healthcare professionals tools to improve and personalize patient care. These models can be used in patient communication and to provide a tangible representations of the anatomy. Created using the right tools or qualified services, these models can also be valuable tools for planning complex surgeries. 3D printing technology is taking center stage at the 2016 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, taking place November 27 through December 2, 2016 at the McCormick Place in Chicago.

“Anatomical models are the new standard of care in hospitals, and our partners are facing increased demand for convenient and complete 3D printing solutions to deliver the models to their customers,” said Wilfried Vancraen, founder and CEO of Materialise. “Materialise has a sole focus on 3D printing, and our partners see the value they are able to deliver to customers with our assistance and expertise in the field. Our solutions are open and flexible, so we are able to provide the backbone for any 3D printing implementation desired. This flexibility and expertise is why new partners continue to choose Materialise for 3D printing software and service needs.”

At the 2016 RSNA Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, two additional healthcare industry imaging and hardware companies have turned to Materialise to help develop 3D printed anatomical models for their customers.

Siemens Healthineers, a global leader in medical imaging, laboratory diagnostics, and healthcare information technology, will use Materialise Mimics technology to help healthcare providers bring 3D printing operations in house. Through this partnership, clinicians will be able to 3D print complex anatomical models directly from their Siemens environment. This program is on display in Siemens Healthineers’ exhibit, located at RSNA, booth #1936.

Carestream, a worldwide provider of dental and medical imaging systems and healthcare IT solutions, will leverage Materialise’s AnatomyPrint 3D printing service to improve access to anatomical models for radiologists and other healthcare professionals. This program is on display in Carestream’s exhibit at RSNA, located at booth #4704 in South Hall A.

Materialise software and services are also on display in its exhibit at RSNA, located at booth #7808 in North Hall B.

About Materialise
Materialise incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of 3D printing technologies. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place. Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. For additional information, please visit:

Source: Materialise

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