Materialise partners with Velleman

Materialise NV, provider of Additive Manufacturing software and sophisticated 3D printing solutions in the medical and industrial markets, has recently entered into a partnership with Velleman, a Belgian wholesaler and electronics developer. The synergy between Materialise’s 3D printing software competencies and Velleman’s hardware expertise will result in a better and smarter end-product and boost the consumer’s user-experience.

Velleman has more than 40 years of experience in developing DIY-kits for electronics and brought a second-generation do-it-yourself printer to the market last year. Materialise and Velleman will work together to bundle the Velleman K8400 Vertex 3D printer with the Materialise Builder software.

The Velleman Vertex Builder will make the 3D printing process as straight-forward as possible for everyone with a K8400 Vertex printer,” explains Karel Brans, Business Line Director for OEM Partnerships at Materialise. “It will operate much in the same way as printer drivers for 2D printing and will make critical functionalities such as automatic support generation easier and faster than ever.”

Dirk Vlerick, CEO of Velleman is very proud to step into this new venture. “With this partnership, Velleman will be able to equip its printer with powerful 3D printing software, tailored to its customers’ needs”, he says.