Vanessa Palsenbarg February 21, 2014

Last week saw a family reunion for one of the teams here at Materialise. Ever since Materialise began in 1990, we have been developing software that powers a wide range of activities for a variety of markets and industries using professional 3D printers (from automotive, to medical industry, consumer goods and many more).

Over the years (and 18 versions of our flagship software,  Magics!), the Software for Additive Manufacturing team -  known affectionately as the SAM team here at Materialise - has grown greatly in number, locations and in the software solutions they offer. This lively team can now be found helping customers get the most out of their 3D Printers in markets around the world.

However, sometimes it is nice to go back to where it all began, so last week saw the entire SAM team getting together for our “annual family reunion” here at headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. Over a period of five days, the team sat together to share stories and ideas, and discuss customer feedback - in addition to catching up with old friends, taking in the local sights, and stocking up on Belgian chocolates, waffles and beers. It was a fantastic and productive week and with the knowledge shared, we are confident that in 2014 we are ready to serve our industrial software customers better than ever before!

Team picture - software for additive manufacturing (3D printing)