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Materialise Announces Metal 3D Printing Tour

Leuven, Belgium. February 9, 2016. Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software, sophisticated 3D printing solutions and certified manufacturing services, presents a series of Europe-wide events on metal 3D Printing. With the Materialise Metal Tour, the company aims to educate engineers and designers on the added value of Metal 3D Printing. The tour starts in March and will pass through 10 European cities in the next four months.

The Materialise Metal Tour is part of Materialise's 3DP ACADEMY, a series of half-day workshops providing in-depth information on technologies, materials and applications for 3D Printing. With metal printing technology maturing and demand for metal parts growing worldwide, Materialise finds that the timing is ideal to address engineers with a focused series of seminars on metal 3D Printing and how to make the most of it.

"At Materialise, we strongly believe that awareness of the possibilities and a deep understanding of design and engineering for AM is the key to success," explains Jurgen Laudus, Director Materialise Manufacturing. "With these events we want to provide engineers with the necessary know-how to find and develop the right applications for metal 3D Printing."

The Materialise Metal Tour starts in March and travels around Europe in the months after. For more information and registration, please visit

Tour dates:

·         18th March – Sheffield, UK

·         24th March – Utrecht, Netherlands

·         7th April – Milan, Italy

·         13th April – Bremen, Germany

·         21st April – Ostrava, Czech Republic

·         16th May – Rzeszow, Poland

·         26th May – Stockholm, Sweden

·         31st May – Munich, Germany

·         9th June – Barcelona, Spain

·         3rd October – Lyon, France

Materialise's Metal Competence

With a global capacity of more than 120 3D printers and wide variety of available technologies, Materialise has grown into one of the world's largest and most comprehensive providers of additive manufacturing services. Since its establishment in 1990, the company has been closely involved and actively contributing to the evolution of 3D Printing from an emerging prototyping technology to a disruptive manufacturing method.

Over the years, Materialise has built extensive expertise in metal printing, most notably by developing cutting-edge metal AM software and releasing Build Processors with leading metal OEMs. At its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, the company houses a production line dedicated to medical-grade titanium implants. In 2015, Materialise opened a metal printing facility in Bremen, Germany, serving industrial customers in industries such as aerospace, manufacturing, automotive and more.

For more information, please contact:

Jana Halbauer
Marketing Coordinator Additive Manufacturing Solutions, Materialise
Phone: +32 (0)16 744 981

Press Contacts:

Vanessa Palsenbarg

Corporate Communications Specialist, Materialise

T: +32-16-396-637

About Materialise

With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications, by providing biomedical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by developing unique solutions for its customers' prototyping, production, and medical needs. For additional information, please visit: