Belgium-based 3D printing and software solutions company Materialise is expanding its facility in Wroclaw, Poland, with an investment of several million Dollars.
Following the acquisition of Polands leading 3D printing service provider e-Prototypy in 2014, Materialise will now increase its current capacity of over 140 machines, reacting to the growing demand of rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing services. The construction started in July this year, with operations of the new facility to start in May 2017.
According to Piotr Adameczewski, Director of Materialise Poland, the company is eager to maintain its position as a global market leader and to continue investing in the future to expand its knowledge in the booming 3D printing industry.
Additionally to 3D printers and post-production facilities, an R&D centre will complete the Wroclaw site, that is said to create 50 new jobs. Moreover, the new location will enable a closer collaboration between manufacturing and software development teams and therefore reinforce its role as a competence centre for laser sintering technologies within the company.