The Materialise Experience Brings the Latest Innovations in 3-D Printing to Detroit


Materialise NV, a company offering 3-D printing software and service solutions, will host The Materialise Experience: Transforming 3-D Printing June 7-8 at Cobo Center in Detroit. On June 6, attendees are invited to tour Materialise’s North American headquarters in Plymouth Township where they can take part in a hands-on training program on Materialise software.

The Materialise Experience will showcase speakers and events in additive manufacturing, the medical device industry, and health care. Leaders from the manufacturing and automotive industries will share their experiences and discuss modern innovations in 3-D printing and the future of technology.

Experts from medical device companies will detail how they have utilized 3-D printing technology, and how they plan to use it in the future, while hospital leaders will present best practices, including how to set up on-site print labs, new approaches to surgeries, insurance reimbursements, and comparisons between insourcing versus outsourcing 3-D printing services.

“With companies from automakers to major hospitals adopting 3-D printing, the industry has come a long way since our founder bought his first printer and began writing software for manufacturing nearly 30 years ago,” says Bryan Crutchfield, vice president and general manager of Materialise North America. “With The Materialise Experience, we are bringing together professionals at the forefront of 3-D printing technology to show how their organizations are collaborating, innovating, and pushing the boundaries of 3-D printing across industries.”

The program also includes networking and presentations by keynote speakers from Materialise and other organizations working in 3-D printing, such as GE, General Motors Co., Boston Children’s Hospital, and more. The conference agenda can be found here.

Materialise, founded in 1991 and now headquartered in Belgium, offers a range of software solutions and 3-D printing services. In Northville Township, Materialise has one of the largest concentrations of software developers in the industry, and one of the largest 3-D printing facilities in the world.

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