Facial Reconstruction
Intelligent Catheters
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Modeling
TLEMsafe Project
Facial Reconstruction with the Mimics Innovation Suite

One of the worst ways to spend a vacation is in an emergency room. Especially after surviving a 35-foot fall, breaking all four limbs and, worst of all, shattering your face. This is exactly what happened to 27-year old Jon Fenton when he was vacationing in Barcelona and fell face first off of his four-story high hotel balcony.

EU Funded CASCADE Project Develops ‘Intelligent’ Catheters

With a catheter that tracks and senses the middle of the channel, avoids artery walls and notifies the clinician of danger; many complications may be avoided. Developing this type of ‘intelligent’ catheter is the goal of the CASCADE Project. Given the advanced and experimental nature of the project, having a realistic testing environment is key for the succes of the project.In order to create a realistic testing environment, Materialise used its Mimics Innovation Suite of software to create a patient-specific benchtop model.

3D Aneurysm Modeling with the Mimics Innovation Suite

An interesting application of 3D Printing software is the modeling of diseases, such as aortic aneurysms, life-threatening dilations of the aorta. As their development is affected by a wide range of environmental and genetic factors, aortic aneurysms are difficult to study clinically and experimentally.

TLEMsafe: Modeling Patient-Specific Musculoskeletal Mechanisms

Materialise is participating in the TLEMsafe Project, a follow-up project on the development of the Twente Lower Extremity Model (TLEM), a musculoskeletal model used to predict muscle and joint reaction forces during movements. The main objective of TLEMsafe is to integrate this musculoskeletal model with the patient's MRI to simulate the surgery and thus predict functional recovery. The project aims at increasing the chance of performing limb-salvage surgery by improving the safety and predictability of complex musculoskeletal surgery using a patient-specific navigation system.

Welcome to Materialise

At Materialise, with our Mimics Innovation Suite, we're powering new innovations in biomedical research and helping others make discoveries that save lives. We're also taking patient-specific healthcare to new heights by working closely with experts in the planning and execution of complicated surgical procedures. Our solutions are comprehensive and flexible, and we invite you to explore our site and discover how they can work for you.


X-ray in Mimics
Increase Clinical Relevance with the new X-ray Module

In the new Mimics Innovation Suite release, you can for the first time combine X-Ray images with 3D models, drastically increasing the available clinical data for all sorts of engineering purposes, without increasing the scan cost or exposing patients to unnecessary radiation. Watch our X-ray webinar to learn how HSS and Zimmer use the new X-ray Module to increase clinical relevance.

Mimics Innovation Conference 2014 in Belgium

On October 20-21, Materialise will host a Mimics Innovation Conference at our headquarters in Leuven, Belgium. This two-day event features high-level presentations and trainings on a variety of topics, including 3D Printing for hospitals and innovative uses of the Mimics Innovation Suite for cardiovascular, orthopaedic, CMF and pulmonary applications and more! You are also welcome to submit your abstract until August 1st.

New Release: Out Now!

We're proud to announce our new release of Mimics 17.0 and 3-matic 9.0! Read more about our improved design tools which allow you to design your custom implants and guides more quickly and with increased flexibility. Also, take a look at our new X-ray ModulePulmonary Module3D Ultrasound Import, Mass Segmentation Module and much more!