Materialise announces European-wide metal 3D printing tour

Posted on 9 Feb 2016 by The Manufacturer

Materialise is preparing to host a series of seminars with the aim of educating engineers and designers on the added value of metal 3D printing.

The Materialise Metal Tour is part of Materialise’s 3DP ACADEMY, a series of half-day workshops providing in-depth information on technologies, materials and applications for 3D Printing.

The provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software, sophisticated 3D printing solutions and certified manufacturing services is hoping to capitalise on the recent growth of metal printing technology and increased global demand for metal parts.

The Materialise Metal Tour

Starting in the UK on March 18 and travelling around Europe in the months after, the event will launch at the company’s offices in Sheffield:

  • March 18 – Sheffield, UK
  • March 24 – Utrecht, Netherlands
  • April 7 – Milan, Italy
  • April 13 – Bremen, Germany
  • April 21 – Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • May 16 – Rzeszow, Poland
  • May 26 – Stockholm, Sweden
  • May 31 – Munich, Germany
  • June 9 – Barcelona, Spain
  • October 3 – Lyon, France

For more information, and to register, visit

Director of Materialise Manufacturing, Jurgen Laudus explained: “At Materialise, we strongly believe that awareness of the possibilities and a deep understanding of design and engineering for AM is the key to success.

“With these events, we want to provide engineers with the necessary know-how to find and develop the right applications for metal 3D Printing.”

Established in 1990 and with a current capacity of more than 120 3D printers and available technologies, Materialise has grown into one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive providers of additive manufacturing services.

The company has been closely involved and actively contributing to the evolution of 3D printing from an emerging prototyping technology to a disruptive manufacturing method.

Materialise has built extensive expertise in metal printing, most notably by developing advanced metal AM software and releasing Build Processors with leading metal OEMs.

Its headquarters in Leuven (Belgium) houses a production line dedicated to medical-grade titanium implants. In 2015, Materialise opened a metal printing facility in Bremen (Germany), serving industrial customers in industries including aerospace, manufacturing, and automotive, among others.

Additive 2016

Held on April 21, Additive 2016 will showcase the most innovative businesses that have taken ALM technology and applied it to their manufacturing processes by overcoming these barriers and give attendees the opportunity to hear from those at the forefront of the rush to gain a first mover advantage over the competition.

To register your attendance or find out more about the event, including speakers, visit the Additive 2016 site.