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Bright Laser Technologies Powers 3D Printing Machines with the Materialise Control Platform

Leuven, Belgium – September 12, 2016. Materialise NV (NASDAQ: MTLS), a leading provider of Additive Manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, has developed an Additive Manufacturing control platform, called the Materialise Control Platform. Bright Laser Technologies, the largest provider of metal Additive Manufacturing solutions in China, has purchased this revolutionizing technology and intends to equip their machines with it.

Bright Laser Technologies is China's leading Selective Laser Melting (LM) OEM and integrated solution provider. They have a dedication towards continuous innovation and excellent products for their customers in industries that include aerospace, healthcare, manufacturing, automotive and more.

The Materialise Control Platform is a modular, software-driven, embedded hardware technology that answers to the growing need for greater control over laser-based 3D printers. It is engineered towards R&D applications, machine manufacturers and those who want to control or adapt the production process to their specific needs. In addition, it is fully compatible with Materialise's wellestablished software platform, the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite, that is used for the entire production process from design to finishing.

Bright Laser Technologies purchased a Materialise Control Platform to take full control over the Additive Manufacturing process, to accelerate their machine development process and to strengthen process development. With the Materialise Control Platform, they are equipped with a technology designed to gain in-depth insight into the behavior of their machines. Based on this collected real-time data, Bright Laser Technologies can adapt the behavior of their printing machines. In addition, the Materialise Control Platform supports their innovative research process and speeds up the development of their cutting-edge technology.

"This new hardware controller for Additive Manufacturing provides us with the necessary tools, via its flexibility and openness, to reinforce our company focus with reference to an optimal design, a reduction in production cost and environmental impact, and an improvement in quality for our metal AM solutions," says Xue Lei CEO of Bright Laser Technologies.

Bright Laser Technologies has more than 20 years of experience in metal 3D Printing and equipped with the Materialise Control Platform, their proficiency in Additive Manufacturing will grow at a rapid pace and will allow them to continue driving industry innovations and serving their customers at the highest standard.

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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:

Materialise HQ Press Office
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 Corporate Communications Manager
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About Bright Laser Technologies

Xi'an Bright Laser Technologies LTD (BLT) is the largest provider of a complete solution for metal additive manufacturing in China. The company provides a complete technical solution of metal additive manufacturing and repairing, including customized production, equipment, consumable, software and technical service. It has professional experience about metal additive manufacturing during almost 20 years, providing excellent service through continuous innovation for the industries in aerospace, energy, medical, mold, automobile and so on. The company focuses on the market, helping customers achieve optimal design, reduce production costs, improve product quality, increase productivity, and reduce the adverse impact on the environment.