Materialise was founded in 1990, with the goal to enable new uses for the extraordinary potential that 3D printing offers. Since then, they have leveraged their experience to create a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, which together form a backbone for the 3D printing industry.
Their open and flexible platforms enable players in industries such as healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing applications that make the world a better and healthier place.
Materialise has three primary business operations:
- Materialise Manufacturing (services & application development)
- Materialise Software (3D Printing specific software)
- Materialise Medical
These operations are interdependent, and focus on realising the benefits of 3D printing and additive manufacturing technologies.
Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise has combined the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world. Ultimately, they empower theircustomers to transition towards a digital manufacturing process and to launch innovations that have the potential to forever change the faces of their industries.
Materialize employs some 2,000 people worldwide in 19 different countries. In 2019, the company achieved a turnover of € 196.7 million.