Materialise, a global leader in 3D printing solutions, has opened its new 3,500 square meter Metal Competence Center for 3D printing in Bremen, Germany.
The company invested approximately €7.5 million to construct the new facility, which has the capacity for over 120 employees and more than 30 industrial metal 3D printers. Materialise previously operated two facilities focused on metal 3D printing in Bremen, including a software development and distribution center and industrial manufacturing center. The Metal Competence Center unites and expands Materialise’s metal 3D printing sites in Bremen under one roof, supporting integrated production and development.
The Metal Competence Center will enable increased collaboration between software development and manufacturing teams to better serve industrial customers around the world. On the one hand, the company can leverage its practical manufacturing experience to enhance its software development, and on the other hand, apply its expertise in 3D printing software to develop high-quality, cost-effective manufacturing solutions for metal 3D printing.
In line with Materialise’s corporate goals, the company’s work at the new facility will also focus on research to create more sustainable metal 3D printing solutions. An opening ceremony for the Metal Competence Center is scheduled for September 2021.