Materialise NV announced the start of metal 3D printing activities at their German office in Bremen, the location of Materialise's Metal Competence Centre for software. Starting in late October, this new production line will begin serving industrial customers looking to manufacture parts in titanium, a material with applications in industries such as aerospace, manufacturing and automotive. The metal production facility in Germany is Materialise’s fourth industrial production unit in Europe, in addition to the main factory in Belgium and those in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Materialise also recently announced the completion of an in-house metal-printing project that saw a medical production line being installed at its headquarters in Belgium. Now, with the technology maturing and the demand for printed metal parts increasing, the company has started to expand its metal offering on the industrial services side, with the availability of aluminum already being announced earlier this year.