Additive Manufacturing to move towards new ways of thinking to create meaningful impact
Materialise is investing in the Benelux 3D production region. The Benelux area (the Delta) is a top region in terms of 3D manufacturing, with a myriad of academic and applied research centres, a particularly high number of 3D printers and numerous promising start-ups and established enterprises. On the user side, the region boasts a multitude of application areas – all in all, an extremely versatile and high-quality ecosystem. By committing to 3D Delta Week as Ambassador Sponsor, Materialise is helping to bring this leading 3D printing region to the fore.
Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and 3D printing services for a wide variety of industries. Founded in 1990, the goal was to enable new uses of the potential that 3D printing offers. Since then, Materialise has played an active role in the AM world, leveraging experience to create a range of software solutions and 3D printing services, that form the backbone of the 3D printing industry.
The COVID-19 crisis has had an enormous effect on every industry and continues to propel us into a space where we need to think differently. Additive Manufacturing is meaningful when it empowers people to make better choices. The COVID-19 crisis has shown that AM can step up and provide meaningful solutions to emerging challenges, by making it possible to create things that no other manufacturing method can.
“In this time of great flux, we must dare to take bold steps and discard what is not future-proof.”– Fried Vancraen, CEO Materialise
“As we mark our entry into the 4th decade of 3D printing in 2021, we enter a decade with the potential for radical renewal. In this time of great flux, we must dare to take bold steps and discard what is not future-proof. We need to harness the core values of technologies like Additive Manufacturing (AM) to move towards new ways of thinking to create meaningful impact,” says Fried Vancraen, Materialise CEO and Founder.
By joining 3D Delta Week, Materialise is confident that they can help empower Benelux organizations to transition towards a digital manufacturing process and to launch innovations that have the potential to change the faces of their industries. With their open and flexible platform, they aim to enable players in industries such as healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design, and consumer goods to build innovative 3D printing applications that make the world a better and healthier place. The founding partners (Brainport Development, Flam3D, Jakajima and Mikrocentrum) of 3D Delta Week are equally satisfied with the sponsorship of Materialise. It shows that important companies from the ecosystem, stand behind the idea of joining forces and gathering ecosystems to contribute to a healthy global economy.
3D Delta Week is a week of learning, networking and exploring on the Additive Manufacturing Value Chain, focusing on the Benelux region as a global Additive Manufacturing hotspot. 3D Delta Week is a platform that unites a series of events in a week which will draw together an unseen number of AM-specialists and (potential) users to the Benelux. This region boasts one of the most vibrant AM ecosystems in terms of expertise, number of patents, printer density, etc. 3D Delta Week explicitly invites other companies, individuals, and organisations to contribute to a successful, world-renown event. By combining several activities related to the weeks’ topic, an increased visitor number is envisaged. The first edition of 3D Delta Week will take place from December 6 to 10 2021. More information on 3D Delta Week can be found on www.3ddeltaweek.com.