About Materialise

We are the innovators that you can count on

Ever since Wilfried Vancraen started Materialise, he and all of us who work here have dedicated ourselves to be the innovators that others can count on. Now, after more than 20 years of hard work and successful collaboration with others, we are happy to report that even those who never heard of Materialise have probably been touched by the work made possible by our products, services, and solutions.

Through our work with Additive Manufacturing (AM), also known in the popular media as 3D printing, Materialise is helping bring great ideas to life. We work with others to put great products aimed at niche markets directly into the marketplace as well as helping make the prototypes of products later manufactured by the millions. What’s more, through our software, we enable others to do the same with their own AM equipment and services.

Our software is also powering new innovations in biomedical research, helping others make discoveries that save lives. Furthermore, we are taking patient-specific healthcare to new heights by working closely with surgeons for the planning and execution of complicated surgical procedures. Our work with surgeons and the improved medical solutions being created with our software are getting people back on their feet, and putting smiles back on patient’s faces.

Materialise is also putting the power of Additive Manufacturing into the hands of everyday people. With an easy-to-use online service, now anyone can create a truly customized object, whether they are experts at computer modeling or beginners who are discovering 3D printing for the first time. We have also challenged some of the world’s top designers to use this technology in the creation of an award winning line of 3D printed objects available for sale worldwide…or from our own store in Brussels, the world’s first store dedicated to 3D printed design.

We are Materialise and we are all around you, making the world a better and healthier place to live.