Press release

From: Johan Pauwels (
Date: Tue Jul 24 2001 - 19:52:41 EEST

For immediate release

Materialise Opens Second Office in the United States

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 2001 - Only 5 years after launching the first
Materialise office in the greater Detroit area, Materialise, the world
leader in prototyping software opens a second US office in Vernon.
The Vernon office will allow the company to better support the East Coast
customer base. Materialise veteran Mark Bliek, who successfully launched and
managed the Detroit Materialise office, heads up this new venture.
This office, which is the 8th opening after Belgium, France, UK, Germany,
Japan and Malaysia, is the proof of a continuous effort to improve customer

About Materialise: Founded in 1990, Materialise develops pre-processing
software specifically for the rapid prototyping industry. The company has
the largest software development team in the RP sector and the only one that
is fully ISO 9001 certified. During the past years, Materialise has become
the absolute market leader in software for the Rapid Prototyping market,
both for industrial and medical applications.

Materialise software is used worldwide by leading companies in the
automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and medical sector. The
‘Magics’ software line provides a variety of solutions for data handling in
product communication, rapid prototyping and rapid tooling. The medical
prototyping models created by ‘Mimics’ software are used by clinicians
worldwide to assist them in the most complex cases of surgery. The
‘SurgiCase’ software is used in the field of computer guided implantology.

East Coast Office Address:
121 Grier Road
Vernon, CT 06066
Phone: 860/646-3948
Fax: 860/646-3042

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