Materialise World Conference
Facial Cleft Repair
Toddler's Life Saved
Orbital Floor Reconstruction
Discover the speakers of the Mimics Innovation Summit

Join us at the Materialise World Conference for the Mimics® Innovation Summit: Engineering on Anatomy™ & 3D Printing for Research and Hospital Communities to hear presentations by renowned biomedical engineers, clinicians and academics.

Increasing Confidence for Tessier Facial Cleft Repair with a 3D-Printed Model

Dr. John Meara, M.D., D.M.D, at Boston Children’s Hospital, already helped five patients with Tessier facial clefts, a rare congenital, craniofacial anomaly. Recently, he was able to help a patient with a large fissure in her facial bone, which pushed her eyes far apart. To get a better understanding of her complex bone structure, the team uploaded her CT data into the Mimics Innovation Suite to make 3D virtual models of her skull that they could then print out.

Two-Year-Old with Complex VSD Patched Up with Help of 3D Printing Technology

Two-year old British Mina Khan was born with a complex hole between her ventricles (VSD). This life-threatening congenital defect exhausted her, as pumping blood around the hole took up all her energy, leaving her breathless, unable to eat or put on weight — even her hair wouldn’t grow. Doctors feared the hole was too big to repair, especially in the tiny, delicate heart of a toddler. Even for experienced pediatric surgeons, this would be a very risky operation.

Creating a Complex Orbital Floor Reconstruction

A young mother from Venezuela was shot in the eye while being robbed. Her face was left disfigured, which caused her to feel too embarrassed to leave the house. Desperately wanting to rejoin society for herself and her son, she sought out reconstructive surgery, but this just left her with several failed attempts. Thanks to the Mimics Innovation Suite software, OBL design and a 3D-printed custom porous implant, she is now enjoying life and her restored image.

Engineering on Anatomy

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.


ADaM webinar 2015
Webinar: Reducing Risks and R&D Costs in Orthopaedics

Materialise’s Anatomical Data Mining Services allow you to easily process medical image data to better understand and quantify anatomical shape variation when designing implants for a specific population. Learn from guest speakers from Smith and Nephew how they have developed and validated a new knee product with the combined input of a CT medical database and the new evidence-based Sawbones workshop models.

How 3D Printing is Transforming Patient Care in Hospitals

Discover how Frank Rybicki, MD, PhD, Director, Applied Imaging Science Laboratory, is bringing 3D Printing to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Rybicki will provide insight to the current clinical applications of 3D Printing and share his vision for the future direction of 3D Printing in hospitals. Also, hear how 3D Printing is playing a vital role in face transplants!

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

In the Research edition of Mimics, you can 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.