Materialise Malaysia Inaugurates Excellence Center for 3D Printing Development and Research

The new facility will focus on DLP 3D printing technologies and enhance Malaysia’s role as a driver behind 3D Printing in Asia

Selangor, Malaysia - 20 July 2016. Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial market, is proud to announce the opening of a new 3D Printing Center of Excellence in Malaysia. The facility aims to become a competence center within Materialise for DLP 3D printing technologies, and has the potential to enhance Malaysia’s role as a driver behind 3D Printing in Asia.

This initiative will see local research teams developing new 3D printing applications, preparing 3D Printing applications for the market, and becoming a knowledge center within Materialise for this technology. The teams will also investigate 3D printing anatomical models and other medical devices with DLP technology, thereby providing valuable input to further enhance the functionality of Materialise’s 3D printing software suites for the benefit of end-users working with DLP 3D printers. Many 3D printer OEMs, who already count on Materialise as a trusted software partner, will also play a role in the new Center of Excellence through their collaboration.

Wim Michiels, General Manager of Materialise Malaysia

Wim Michiels, General Manager of Materialise Malaysia

“We are delighted to open this competence center in Malaysia today. It provides the missing link between our existing engineering and software development in Malaysia, and our actual knowledge of the 3D printing process. This will benefit our customers and partners enormously, as it brings us closer together –in knowledge, technology and even proximity. It will also benefit Malaysia, as it will build local knowledge and develop applications well suited for the region.”
Wim Michiels, General Manager of Materialise Malaysia.

Fried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise lays it out for his guests

Fried Vancraen, CEO of Materialise lays it out for his guests

The inauguration was attended by Mr. Fried Vancraen, Chief Executive Officer of Materialise, Mr. Wim Michiels, General Manager of Materialise Malaysia, Dato' Wan Hashim Wan Jusoh, Deputy Chief Executive Officer III of Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA), Ms. Pak Mei Yuet, Head - Technology Innovation Ecosystem of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and H.E. Mr. Daniel Dargent, the Belgian Ambassador to Malaysia.

About Materialise

Materialise incorporates 30 years 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 enable players in a wide variety of industries, including health care, 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 largest and most complete 3D printing facilities in the world.

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