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Materialise incorporates three decades of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the 3D printing industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions have enabled players in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place.

Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the most complete 3D printing facilities in the world.

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Iris van Herpen and Materialise return to Paris Fashion Week

May 21, 2012

Paris, France January 26, Wrapping up the first three days of couture collections during the 2012 Spring/Summer Paris Fashion Week was Iris van Herpen. The 27-year-old Dutch designer is already taking the fashion world by storm and has just unveiled her second collection as a guest member of the very exclusive haute couture club. As with three of her previous collections, Iris van Herpen turned to Materialise to bring her newest 3D Printed design to life.

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Mission accomplished for Materialise at AAOS 2012

May 21, 2012

Materialise recently exhibited at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) in San Francisco, CA. With over 30,000 health professionals in attendance, Materialise shared their technology with orthopaedic surgeons from all over the world as they sought opportunities for continuing medical education, networked with their peers, and discovered a variety of technical exhibits

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Materialise’s Wilfried Vancraen Scheduled to Speak at TEDxLeuven

May 21, 2012

Materialise is proud to announce that its CEO, Wilfried Vancraen, has been selected to speak at the first edition of TEDxLeuven on March 29th, 2012. During his presentation, Wilfried will discuss ways in which 3D Printing is transforming our world, for the better.

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Herman Van Rompuy Confirmed to Speak at the Materialise World Conference

May 21, 2012

Materialise is proud to announce that Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, will speak on the opening day of the Materialise World Conference.

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A Fashion Show like no other Debuts at the Materialise World Conference

May 21, 2012

Following a day featuring speakers such as Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, Prof. Dr. Vermeersch, member of the surgical team responsible for Belgium’s first face transplant, and Iris van Herpen, rising star in the world of Haute Couture, the Materialise World Conference put on a fashion show with a 3D printed twist. Making their runway debut were four hats from Brussels’ master milliner Elvis Pompilio, clutch purses and necklaces by renowned designer Daniel Widrig, and a collection of stunning pieces that redefine how accessories can be worn by Niccolo Casas. Also on the catwalk were the top 20 designs of a hat and hair accessory competition, the “Hat’s Off to 3D Printing Challenge,” which was put together by Materialise’s consumer division i.materialise. All of the designs were produced by Materialise at their Headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.

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