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Materialise Brings Leading 3D Printing Software, Innovative Solutions, and Fashion to 3D Print Week New York

NEW YORK, April 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- During Meckler Media's 3D Print Week New York, Materialise (Nasdaq:MTLS), a leading provider of additive manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions, will showcase their latest in solutions for the consumer, medical and industrial markets, Materialise Executive Chairman Peter Leys will also give the conference's closing keynote speech on Friday, April 17th at 2:15 pm ET. In addition, Materialise is sponsoring the 3D Print Fashion show, during which one of the first full-length evening gowns to be printed as one piece will be unveiled. The dress is designed by the celebrated Malaysian designer Melinda Looi and 3D printed at Materialise headquarters in Leuven, Belgium.

Materialise has been a supporter of the Inside 3D Printing Conference and Expo since it began in 2013. The conference features two days of sessions led by industry experts and demonstrations of the latest 3D printers and services.

For the closing keynote, Peter Leys, Executive Chairman of Materialise, will discuss the "Killer Apps of 3D Printing" and the ways in which 3D printing can make a real difference in the way we live today. The Materialise team will also be present throughout the conference and 3D Design Show, showcasing leading software solutions for connecting applications to 3D printers as well as the latest in solutions and services for the consumer, medical and industrial markets.

3D Print Week New York will also feature the 3D Print Fashion Show, sponsored by Materialise and curated and directed by Natacha Alpert, Founder, MIRAS3D and Consultant for Footwear & Apparel, 3D Printing Technologies. The Fashion Show on Thursday, April 16 at 5:30 pm ET will unveil veteran fashion designer Melinda Looi's second 3D printed collection. Created in collaboration with Materialise, the collection includes a number of pieces, including the one of the world's first full-length evening gowns to be printed as a single part. This design differs from other 3D printed dresses in that it is flexible and moves with the person wearing it. The collection was printed at Materialise's headquarters in Belgium using the latest in 3D printing technology and software and came out of the machine fully assembled.

For more information about Materialise's products and services, visit booth #311 at Inside 3D Printing or booth #913 at the 3D Design Show at the Javits Center.

About Materialise

With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products. Materialise has been playing an active role in the field of AM since 1990, through its involvement in AM for industrial and medical applications, by providing biomedical and clinical solutions such as medical image processing and surgical simulations and by developing unique solutions for its customers' prototyping, production, and medical needs. For additional information, please visit: www.materialise.com.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact: Abbey Delaney North American Marketing Manager Phone: (734) 259 - 7030 Email: abbey.delaney@materialise.com Twitter: @MaterialiseNV Visit: www.materialise.com

Source: Materialise