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Materialise NV

Materialise NV
FoundedLeuven, Belgium (1990)[1]
IndustryRapid prototyping Software [2]
ProductsSee complete products listing.
Employees500 (FY 2007)[3]

Materialise NV is a leading software prodider for handling triangulated rapid prototyping models and running rapid prototyping machines, such as stereolithography (STL) machines and selective laser sintering (SLM) machines.


  • Magics - a system for repairing geometric data in STL form and producing supports necessary for rapid prototyping.[4]
  • Mimics - image processing software package for 3-dimensional design and modeling.


In 2006 Materialise began defending their patent for scanning any part of human anatomy and reconstructing it using rapid prototyping techniques with a notch for the purposes of easy locationing[5] against Nobel Biocare for their dental implant technology.[6]

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