New Release Coming Soon
FEA Challenge
Facial Cleft Repair
Toddler's Life Saved
Coming Soon: Mimics Innovation Suite 18.0

Materialise is proud to announce the upcoming release of the Mimics Innovation Suite for Engineering on Anatomy! This release celebrates Materialise's 25th anniversary! We're looking forward to engineering the future with you.

For the development of Mimics 18.0 and 3-matic 10.0 we focused heavily on  user-friendliness to further improve your workflows. We’ve also included new tools to significantly speed up the segmentation process and expand your visualization capabilities.

Achieve a More Realistic Mesh without Compromising on Geometrical Accuracy

A geometrically accurate mesh with high quality elements is the critical basis of any reliable FEA simulation. When geometrical complexity increases, so does the challenge of obtaining this quality. Materialise is looking for researchers and engineers who are not afraid of a challenge and are interested to see how our latest meshing tools handle their most complex cases. Do you want to access our latest FEA meshing capabilities even before they are commercially available? Join the FEA Challenge!

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.

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.

Submit your research for the 2015 Mimics® Innovation Awards

Like you, Materialise strives to make the world better and healthier. We are proud that you use our Mimics Innovation Suite to achieve this goal. That is why we want to reward you for your innovative efforts! Submit your research article or poster to the 2015 Mimics Innovation Awards by June 15 and win up to €5000 and worldwide publicity.


Simplify the creation of benchtop models
Training: Learn the Most Efficient Ways to Engineer on Anatomy!

Come discover how the Mimics® Innovation Suite can take patient-specific healthcare to new levels! Join us for a two-day Cardiovascular Innovation Course in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris on June 22-23, 2015. Don’t miss this chance for hands-on training and an in-depth update on our latest technologies and solutions in cardiovascular R&D.