Materialise in Plymouth Township, Siemens to Bring 3D Printing to Hospitals Worldwide


Plymouth Township-based 3D printing services and solutions provider Materialise and technology company Siemens Healthineers will collaborate to make Materialise Mimics inPrint software accessible to hospitals globally.

The partnership, announced today at the 2017 Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, makes Materialise Mimics inPrint software available to radiologists through the Siemens Healthineers syngo.via open application platform.

“We believe 3D printing is going to revolutionize the medical industry, and we are always looking for ways to improve accessibility of our 3D printing software to more patients and hospitals,” says Brigitte de Vet, vice president of medical at Materialise. “By partnering with other global healthcare leaders like Siemens Healthineers, we can do just that, and more importantly, we can further contribute to a better and healthier world.”

By integrating the software into Siemens Healthineers application, Materialise’s Mimics inPrint is directly incorporated into the standard hospital workflow, allowing for safe and streamlined access to in-house and Materialise-powered 3D printing services.

The collaboration will also facilitate the integration of 3D printing within clinical environments, contributing to higher quality, cost-efficient care for patients and hospitals, de Vet says. It will also give patients access to more personalized care through Materialise’s patient-specific anatomical models.

Materialise has more than 27 years of 3D printing experience and creates a range of software solutions and services for the healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods industries. Its medical division aims to help evolve patient-specific treatment through technological innovation.

More information on Mimics inPrint Software can be found here.