Materialise NV is a rapid prototype designer and manufacturer specializing in 3D printing. The company utilizes 3D imaging software and plastic molding to develop industrial, medical and dental products and prototypes for clients around the world. In addition to this, the company also provides design software for 3D printing systems. Materialise was founded in 1990 and now employs over 1000 workers in over 5 continents across the globe. Materialise NV is headquartered in Leuven, Belgium.