Materialise 3-matic® | Software and Services for Biomedical Engineering

Materialise 3-matic®

Materialise 3-matic puts the “Engineering” in Engineering on Anatomy™

Materialise 3-matic, Software and Services for Biomedical EngineeringMaterialise 3-matic is truly unique software because it is able to combine CAD tools with pre-processing (meshing) capabilities. To do this, it works on triangulated (STL) files and as such, it is extremely suitable for organic/freeform 3D data such as the anatomical data resulting from the segmentation of medical images (from Materialise Mimics). Because of this, we like to call it Anatomical CAD.

Import your anatomical data in Materialise 3-matic to experience real Engineering on Anatomy. With the software you can conduct thorough 3D measurement and analyses, design an implant or surgical guide, or prepare a mesh for finite element modeling.

Since Materialise 3-matic makes it possible to import CAD data as well as doing reverse engineering of anatomical data to CAD data, it is a perfect complement to your CAD package.

Use Materialise 3-matic to:

  • Perform 3D measurements and engineering analyses
  • Design patient-specific implants or surgical guides
  • Prepare anatomical data and/or implants for Finite Element simulations


Main Features:

  • Copy/paste anatomical data from Materialise Mimics
  • Import any CAD file
  • Reverse engineering to IGES
  • Export to all major FEA/CFD packages in the right format

Watch these video tutorials to learn how you can easily optimize your FEA mesh or design a patient-specific cranial plate or benchtop model in Materialise 3-matic design software:


For the purpose of this video presentation, the Research Edition of Materialise 3-matic was used. The video explains only the workflow of designing an anatomical model irrespective to the use of the model. Following this design workflow medical patient-specific models can be designed in the Medical edition of Materialise 3-matic, and customized research models can be designed in the Research Edition of Materialise 3-matic.