Leuven, Belgium: Materialise NV is proud to announce the acquisition of Marcam Engineering GmbH, the leading German developer of software for Additive Manufacturing (AM). This move will extend Materialise’s software portfolio by adding Marcam’s expertise for Metal AM and highly regarded software packages to those currently being offered. Customers of both companies will benefit directly from this expansion as they see the range of services available to them greatly increase.
Together, Materialise and Marcam plan to combine their strengths, with Marcam continuing to focus on Metal AM and becoming Materialise’s Metal Competence Center. This gives Materialise a dedicated team that understands the needs and challenges of this market, and is able to further offer and develop solutions for it. This acquisition supports the strategy of Materialise to drive innovations in different technologies and applications within the AM industry.
Marcam will become Materialise’s fourth software development site, joining the teams currently situated in Belgium, Ukraine, and Malaysia. Marcam’s software packages AutoFab and InfinySlice will be added to Materialise’s innovative range of software solutions. In the short term, all Marcam products will be further commercialized and maintained by Marcam. Future plans, will see the strengths of the software packages being combined, creating a powerful new generation of software solutions for AM.
“This is an exciting time to be in the AM industry as use of the technology rapidly increases for both prototyping and high-quality end products”, said Marcam CEO Marcus Joppe. “Becoming part of the Materialise Group will allow us to greatly expand our business and we look forward to extending our technology and software into a vast array of new markets as a result.”
Materialise CEO Wilfried Vancraen added, “We have long respected Marcam and the software solutions they offer, and by including them in the Materialise Group, together we can push Metal AM technology to the next level faster. This acquisition also supports Materialise’s mission for a better and healthier world by expanding the technology basis. We are able to offer, for instance, better solutions for Titanium implants production with Additive Manufacturing.”
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