3D printing technology in the clinic and on the catwalk

3D printing technology in the clinic and on the catwalk
Description

Materialise is a pioneer in Additive Manufacturing software and solutions, known as 3D printing, which has grown from a university spin-off to a multinational thanks in part to EU research funding. The company was using 3D printing for medical applications. Now the cutting-edge applications of 3D printing create a small revolution also in fashion and design in the same way they have already revolutionised medicine.

Results

Through on-going research and a strong focus on innovation supported by the European Union, the applications of the technology continued to evolve and diversify and are today accessible to the medical, automotive, design and consumer market segments. The company is now a technological leader in 3D printing, employing almost 900 people, boosting European industry and creating jobs.

Programme name
Seventh Research framework programme (incl. Completion of sixth Research FP)
EC’s priorities
Jobs, Growth and Investment
EU contribution
€3 576 945
Project location
Belgium
Time frame
2009 to 2012
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