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The Materialise World Conference Celebrates 25 Years of Meaningful Applications in 3D Printing

Starting Today, Leading Experts From Around the World Gather in Brussels to Discuss the Added Value of 3D Printing

BRUSSELS, Belgium, April 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today marks the start of the Materialise World Conference at the Square in Brussels, an event that coincides with Materialise's (Nasdaq:MTLS) 25th anniversary. Over the next two days, the MWC will welcome all the world's leading thinkers and doers involved in 3D printing, from clinical, to biomedical, to industrial, to consumer applications, to meet and exchange ideas of how 3D Printing can make a difference in their communities by creating a better and healthier world. At the MWC, more than 100 speakers and 1000+ attendees will be given the unique opportunity to learn about what 3D printing offers and how it is improving lives around the globe.

Platinum sponsors of the MWC are HP, EOS and Concept Laser, with many other sponsors in attendance. MWC brings together the greatest minds in 3D printing to tell their stories, share their visions and foster further innovation across four different summits that focus on where the technology is in highest demand. For the first evening of the conference, attendees will also be given access to an exhibition showing how this technology is already changing people's lives for the better. Open to the public for free from 24.04-06.07, the MAKING A DIFFERENCE/ A DIFFERENCE IN MAKING exhibition at the BOZAR invites everyone to explore the added value that 3D printing has to offer.

3D printing technology is rapidly changing the world as we know it. At the 2015 Materialise World Conference, attendees will get to know a large number of meaningful applications that this advanced technology already supports today as well as the sustainable impact that this technology can have in the future. With 4 summits in 1 conference, attendees are sure to leave full of ideas and inspired to create the world of the future through 3D printing.

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:

Press contacts:

Vanessa Palsenbarg
Corporate Communications Specialist, Materialise
Phone: +32 16 39 66 37
Fax: +32 16 39 66 00
Twitter: @belgiancanuck or @MaterialiseNV 

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