Materialise and Additive Industries: Developing a Build Processor for Industrial Applications

November 2, 2015

Leuven, Belgium – November 2, 2015. Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and of sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, has recently entered into a development partnership with Additive Industries, a Dutch company specialized in metal additive manufacturing equipment for industrial applications.

Materialise is building partnerships with machine manufacturers to bridge the gap between 3D software and a wide range of 3D printers. Their latest partner is Additive Industries, a new player in the additive manufacturing (AM) market that focusses on a variety of industries: aerospace, automotive, medical, high-tech equipment, and more. Armed with improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries will offer a modular 3D metal printing system to high-end and demanding industrial markets.

This month, Additive Industries’ team is launching its own integrated metal additive manufacturing system, the MetalFAB1. Equipped with automated build plate handling and in-line heat treatment, MetalFAB1 will allow Additive Industries to redefine the metal 3D metal printing industry. The partnership with Materialise to develop a customized version of the Build Processor software supports this goal.

The Additive Industries Build Processor will simplify the 3D printing process for everyone with a MetalFAB1 machine. The powerful and user-friendly software will facilitate the communication of data to the machine and will provide users with a clear overview of their print jobs. Its state-of-the-art slicing algorithm with help users to handle large design files.

Materialise and Additive Industries look forward to the release of the MetalFAB1 system and the associated Materialise software. 

For more information about Additive Industries, please visit:

For more information about the Materialise Build Processor software, please visit:

About Materialise      
With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications, by providing biomedical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by developing unique solutions for its customers' prototyping, production, and medical needs. For additional information, please visit:

About Additive Industries

Additive Industries is dedicated to bringing metal additive manufacturing for functional parts. From lab to fab by offering a modular 3D printing system and seamlessly integrated information platform to high-end and demanding industrial markets. With substantially improved reproducibility, productivity, and flexibility, Additive Industries redefines the business case for additive manufacturing applications in aerospace, automotive, medical technology and high-tech equipment. 

Materialise press contact

Nils Torke

Twitter: @MaterialiseNV

Additive Industries b.v. press contact

Daan A.J. Kersten, CEO        

Mobile: +31 (0)653400630


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