Materialise NV

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Materialise is a 3D printing company located in Leuven, Belgium that specializes in rapid prototyping for engineering, medical, and automotive industries. Materialise also offers consumer 3D printables. Materialise was founded in 1990 by Wilfried Vancraen.


Materialise has developed two software programs. Mimics is a software that calculates surface 3D models from stacked image data. Magic imports CAD files and exports files in STL format. Materialise is particularly focused on providing rapid prototyping for the medical industries “to create a healthier world,” according to their website. i.materialise is a sister-site for consumer 3D printables.

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