Materialise NV provides additive manufacturing software and 3D printing services in Europe, the Americas, and Asia. The company operates in three segments: 3D Printing Software, Medical, and Industrial Production. The 3D Printing Software segment offers software through programs and platforms that enable and enhance the functionality of 3D printers and 3D printing operations. Its software applications include Magics to import, repair, and optimize computer-aided design formats and to export standard tessellation language (STL) files for additive manufacturing; Streamics, a central additive manufacturing logistics and control system that links operators, 3D printers, processes, materials, and shipment flows; 3-maticSTL, a versatile application; MiniMagics and MiniMagicsPro, which provide solutions for its customers working in data preparation, or in quoting and quality control teams; build processors and machine control software; and e-Stage, a solution that increases additive manufacturing productivity. This segment markets and sells its software to 3D printing machine original equipment manufacturers, as well as manufacturers in automotive, aerospace, consumer goods, and hearing aid industries, and 3D printing service bureaus through its sales force, as well as through its Website and third-party distributors. The Medical segment sells 3D printed customized patient-specific medical implants. This segment also offers medical software products, such as Mimics for medical image processing; 3-matic; and Mimics Innovation Suite that allows biomedical professionals to perform a multitude of engineering operations based on medical imaging data. It serves medical device companies, hospitals, universities, and industrial companies. The Industrial Production segment provides 3D printing services to automotive, aerospace, healthcare, industrial machining, art and design, and consumer products industries. The company was founded in 1990 and is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.
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