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Materialise's additive manufacturing service is powering new innovations in biomedical research, helping surgeons with the planning and execution of complicated surgical procedures. With an easy-to-use online service, anyone can relatively easily create a customized object. Materialise opened the world's first store dedicated to 3D printed design in Brussels.
Materialise continuously researches technologies and developments that can improve the environmental impact of products. The company, for example, explores the possibilities of lightweight parts. Materialise is also involved in research to develop a logistical and technological system for spare parts that is based on on-demand production.

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  • Country: Belgium
  • Sectors:
    • Manufacturing
  • Maturity level: Growing

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Combined strategies

Circular Value Creation Strategies

  • Resource efficiency
    Resource efficiency

    Decreasing the amount of material used for a given product.

Value Proposition Strategies

  • On demand
    On demand

    Production on demand, eliminating unused stocks.

Value network strategies

  • Platform (online, other)
    Platform (online, other)

    An online or on-site solution to facilitate matching of supply and demand of materials or assets (e.g. product sharing, material exchange, reuse, etc.)

  • Localisation

    Organizing the physical flows of resources and products on a local scale (e.g. enabled by local 3D manufacturing, decentralized loop closure,....).