Materialise Medical

As of the start in 1990 our goal was to enable new uses for the extraordinary potential that 3D printing offers. Since then, Materialise has pursued its experience into a range of software solutions, engineering and 3D printing services, which together form the backbone of the industry.

Materialise’s 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.

Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, the company has brought together the largest group of software developers in the industry and one of the largest 3D printing facilities in the world.

Ultimately, we empower our customers to transition towards a digital manufacturing process and to launch innovations that have the potential to forever change the face of their industry.

That’s what keeps us pioneering, why it’s so important to encourage, inspire and co-create a better and healthier world.


3D Printing in Medicine Course

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 - Tue, 13 Jun 2017

Plymouth, Michigan 48170
United States


IMAGING Management

When 2D Imaging Is Insufficient in Understanding Congenital Heart Disease Cases

2017 18 May

Cardiology has the distinction of being one of the earliest specializations in which patient-specific 3D anatomical models were implemented as part of treatment procedures. And although Medical 3D Printing has been used in the field for quite a few years already, much debate remains regarding which case should involve a 3D patient-specific model. It's... Read more

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3D-Printed Kidney Model Allows Surgeons to Successfully Transplant Adult Kidney into Two-Year-Old

2017 13 May

For the first time ever, surgeons at Guy’s and St. Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust have been able to transplant an adult kidney into a two-year-old child, using 3D Printing to achieve this complex surgery.(left to right) Lucy's brother Daniel, Lucy's mum Ciara, Lucy's dad Chris and Lucy. Picture credits Guy's and St Thomas' HospitalTwo-year-old Lucy Boucher... Read more

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Essential Guidelines for Medical 3D Printing: Patient Safety Comes First

2017 09 May

3D Printing is becoming progressively more accessible and is gaining momentum in several fields of medicine. From preoperative planning to developing innovative tools that enhance medical procedures, the endless possibilities in creating 3D anatomical models make the technology highly seductive in the quest to help patients. Ever since its inception,... Read more

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3D Patient-Specific Modeling: Innovative Approach for Scoliosis Diagnosis

2017 30 Apr

Researchers at the University of Kragujevac have proposed a new, non-invasive 3D methodology to assess scoliosisIt's a bright new day in Serbia. Researchers at the University of Kragujevac have proposed a new, non-invasive 3D methodology to assess scoliosis, in which spine measurements can be performed by limiting radiation exposure and human intervention.Scoliosis... Read more

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How Pre-Operative Templating Could Have Prevented Severe Trendelenburg Gait

2017 28 Apr

Pre-operative templating would have permitted the identification of a more appropriate offset and avoided an extreme case of Trendelenburg Gait.Grant Shaw, Orthopaedic Surgeon at Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth, UK, describes the case of a new patient who presented with the worst case of Trendelenburg gait he had come across. Dr Shaw was required... Read more

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The Materialise World Summit 2017: Day Two

2017 25 Apr

 Young Innovators, Virtual Patients and the Future of 3D PrintingAfter the excitement of Day One of the Materialise World Summit, it was going to be difficult to top the experience on Day Two. But expectations were definitely met with some really informative, as well as moving presentations in the Healthcare Session, and a stellar panel discussion entitled... Read more

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The Materialise World Summit 2017: Day One

2017 22 Apr

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for – today is the day when the Materialise World Summit 2017 kicked off, and what a start! In case you missed out, here is an overview of the highlights from Day One.Materialise CEO Fried Vancraen Opens the SummitThe event started off with an opening keynote from our very own CEO, Fried Vancraen. He took the audience... Read more

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Reimagining healthcare with 3D technology

Why attend?

3D technology has been transforming the face of healthcare for over 20 years. It’s been used in applications from designing and producing custom devices and instruments, to planning complex clinical procedures and training future medical professionals more effectively. And that’s just the start.

Successfully implementing 3D technology into your organization requires dedication and expertise, which is why you’ll be able to meet and learn from industry leaders who have done it before and never looked back.

See the Overview of the Healthcare Session here.

View the detailed programme and speaker line-up for April 20 here.

View the detailed programme and speaker line-up for April 21 here.

Read the profiles of the guest speakers here.

To register for the Materialise World Summit and claim your exclusive 50% fee discount, please click here and enter code HEALTH_50.