Materialise opens 3D metal printing production line

IMG_AMS_MetalProductionMaterialise NV, a leading provider of additive manufacturing (AM) software and sophisticated 3D printing services, is starting metal printing activities in their German office in Bremen, the location of Materialise’s Metal Competence Centre for software. This new production line will begin serving industrial customers looking to manufacture parts in titanium, a material with applications in industries such as aerospace, manufacturing, automotive and more. During a press conference at Euromold in Dusseldorf, Materialise founder and CEO Fried Vancraen stated that this new production line would mark Materialise’s next step in becoming the most complete factory for 3D Printing.

Over the years, Materialise has built extensive expertise in metal printing, most notably by developing cutting-edge metal AM software and releasing Build Processors with leading metal OEMs. In regards to hardware, Materialise recently announced the completion of an in-house metal printing project that saw a medical production line being installed at their headquarters.

With a global capacity of more than 120 3D printers and wide variety of available technologies, Materialise has grown into one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive providers of additive manufacturing services. Every day, over 2,000 parts are produced and shipped to customers all over the globe. The metal production facility in Germany is Materialise’s forth industrial production unit in Europe, next to the main factory in Belgium and those in Poland and the Czech Republic.

“In terms of commitment to the German market, this is an important step,” says CEO Fried Vancraen. “It allows us to manufacture parts close to our customers in aeronautics and the industrial goods industry. With this scalable site in Bremen, we clearly put metal printing on the agenda as a strategic part of our industrial offering.”

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