On an average day, the surroundings of the Materialise headquarters are a green oasis of tranquility. But on this fateful Friday, the air in the normally quiet corridors thrummed with suppressed energy. By 5 o’clock, it was no use any more – football mania had officially taken over. It was time for the Materialise Football Tournament of 2018.
Based in the Materialise office in Plymouth, USA, Kelly Swartzmiller recently sat down with us for a chat about the exciting world of clinical engineering. As a member of the Medical team, she regularly comes into contact with orthopaedic surgeons who need complicated and patient-specific anatomical models or surgical guides for the operations they perform. Over the years, Materialise technology has helped a young champion windsurfer get back on the waves, a Swedish teenager to regain her capacity to walk and a seven-year old to regain functionality in his arm. If all that has made you curious about working as a clinical engineer, hear about it from Kelly herself down below.
At Materialise Malaysia, we actively listen and respond to what people expect most out of their career. Wim Michiels, Managing Director of Materialise Malaysia, describes it best – “Building the right career for you is important. That’s why at Materialise, you co-design your career. This is a co-creation process; the company is there to help you with it.”
DUOday literally means “DO-day” and is an initiative to see if a job seekers who have more trouble finding work because of poor health or a disability works well at participating organizations. Belgian companies, non-profit organizations, governments and local authorities open their doors for one day in March to see if a DUOday job seeker is a good match for permanent employment.
What’s the best part about being an intern at Materialise? Apart from learning all about 3D Printing, mastering the Mimics Innovation Suite and having some of the most amicable, engaged colleagues, I’d have to say that I’m happy doing work that improves and saves lives.
Materialise is looking for software and research engineers! Could you fill one of these positions? An integral part of 3D Printing is having good software. Materialise prides itself on its products like Magics, Mimics and 3-matic and is always improving on these products. If you are a software engineer or application developer, and particularly enjoy developing in C++, you may be interested in a career at Materialise.