Materialise Officially Opens New Office in China with 3D Printing Software and R&D Focus
December 19, 2014
With support from Shanghai’s Baoshan government, Materialise Shanghai Co. Ltd. is now officially established
Leuven, Belgium – December 19, 2014. On December 18th, Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software and of sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, celebrated officially establishing Materialise Shanghai Co. Ltd. and opening its new office in Shanghai’s Baoshan District. Materialise has been active in China since 2005 and, by officially registering as a company, it is now entirely dedicated to the Chinese market with a 3D printing software and R&D.
When discussing the importance of this event, Materialise Vice President Bart Van der Schueren said, “As one of the leading 3D printing software providers, Materialise works with the Chinese government and businesses in developing the 3D printing industry in the country, one of the focuses in the current five-year plan. By deepening our relationship in China with an official company that not only provides state-of-the-art software but also focuses on R&D, Materialise China can now further support the emerging Chinese 3D printing market.”
The opening event on December 18th saw approximately 80 attendees, including Baoshan government leaders, Materialise Vice President Bart Van der Schueren, and representatives from the Belgian consulate, academia and both medical and industrial fields. Influential speakers included Dean Pei Guoxian of Xijing Hospital, Altair China Vice President Liu Yuan, Founder and Chief Design Officer of Xuberance Steven Ma, General Manager of AKEC Li Zhijiang, Regulatory Specialist Dr. Lin Shangzhi, and Metal AM Researcher Prof. Xue Lei.
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