June 6, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 4 pm
Tour the state-of-the-art, Materialise USA headquarters. See a medical production facility in action and the tools it takes to operate state of the art 3D printing.
Tours of Materialise USA
Wilfried Vancraen, Msc MBA
Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen began his career in 1985 after graduating with a Master of Science in Electro-Mechanical Engineering. Working as a Research Engineer and Consultant at the Research Institute of the Belgian Metalworking Industry, Fried discovered 3D Printing. Passionate about this new technology and firm in his belief that it could help create a better and healthier world, he founded Materialise in July 1990.
In recent years, Fried has been awarded the RTAM/SME Industry Achievement Award, the highest honor in the 3D Printing industry, and has been selected as the most influential person in Additive Manufacturing by industry professionals and TCT Magazine. He has been listed as one of the 5 leading players in his sector by the Financial Times, and is also the recipient of a 2013 Visionaries! Award from the Museum of Art and Design in New York.