Materialise Collaborates with Siemens to Advance Additive Manufacturing

Agreement will focus on streamlining and simplifying the design to
additive manufacturing process

LEUVEN, Belgium–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$MTLS #3DPrintingMaterialise NV (Nasdaq:MTLS) announced today that it has signed an
agreement with Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software
business, to help create a seamless process for designing and
manufacturing parts using additive manufacturing technology. Through
this agreement, the two companies will work together to integrate
Materialise’s industry-proven AM software technologies with Siemens’
digital solutions.

Siemens and Materialise are technology leaders who share the vision that
Additive Manufacturing will revolutionize the industry. The two
companies have been working closely together for several months to
explore the integration of Siemens’ world-leading PLM software with
best-in-class Materialise additive manufacturing (AM) technology in
order to accelerate the adoption of 3D Printing for industrial

This agreement will bring together a set of solutions from Siemens
and Materialise that will optimize and simplify customer operations
within the industrial landscape. We’ve been in the additive
manufacturing business for more than 25 years and our open and neutral
backbone of solutions has improved and helped to push the boundaries of
the technology. Today we can say that Additive Manufacturing is a
reality even in highly regulated markets such as aerospace and medical
applications,” stated Stefaan Motte, Vice President of Software at
Materialise. “We are really glad to partner with players of stature such
as Siemens, who truly understand large-scale industrial manufacturing

“Additive manufacturing is one of the critical components of the
Digital Enterprise transformation taking place right now in the global
manufacturing industry,” said Zvi Feuer, Senior Vice President,
Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “By partnering
with AM leaders like Materialise, we are providing the digitalization
tools that will help enable this transformation.”

Details about this agreement and the specific solutions and benefits
resulting from it will be announced by Siemens and Materialise later
this quarter.

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: How will Additive Manufacturing change the manufacturing
industry? – Andreas Saar, Vice President Manufacturing Engineering
Solutions at Siemens PLM Software.

About Materialise
Materialise incorporates more than 25
years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and
3D printing services, which together form a backbone for the 3D printing
industry. Materialise’s open and flexible solutions enable players in a
wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace,
art and design, and consumer goods, to build innovative 3D printing
applications that aim to make the world a better and healthier place.
Headquartered in Belgium, with branches worldwide, Materialise combines
the largest group of software developers in the industry with one of the
largest 3D printing facilities in the world.

About Materialise Software
Materialise Software provides
companies with a platform of tools that manage and control the 3D
printing process more efficiently, allowing them to meet the highest
standards of the most demanding industries. The software solutions in
the Materialise Magics 3D Print Suite are open by nature, empowering
co-creation and collaboration between different players in the 3D
printing and manufacturing eco-system. The Powered-by-Materialise
program allows partners of Materialise to tap into these solutions,
providing the industry a solid foundation to expand and grow.

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Vanessa Palsenbarg, Phone: +32
16 39 66 37
Corporate Communications Manager, Materialise HQ, Leuven
+32 16 39 66 00
Virginia Goble, Phone: 734.259.6445
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