Global 3D printing pioneer relocates Aussie HQ to the Gold Coast

Leading global 3D printing technology and additive manufacturing group Materialise is moving its Australian headquarters from Sydney to Queensland, where it will be based in the Gold Coast Health & Knowledge Precinct (GCHKP).

The Belgium-based company plans to create a hub for cutting-edge medical device innovation in the 200-hectare precinct, capitalising on Griffith University's plans for an $80 million Advanced Design and Prototyping Technologies Centre (ADaPT) that is set to start construction this year.

The group's software and services enable esearchers, engineers and clinicians to revolutionise patient-specific treatments that help improve and save lives.

The collaboration is the result of extensive discussions between Griffith, the GCHKP Project Office and Materialise over two years, including a trip to the company's Belgian headquarters to pitch the opportunity and technical links to research capabilities.

Griffith University's Acting Vice Chancellor, Professor Ned Pankhurst, describes the move as a coup for Queensland and the Gold Coast.

"Materialise is truly a world-class company with 24 offices in 19 countries, and for them to choose to locate in the GCHKP at the ground-up stage signals the potential for a world-leading hub to develop here," says Professor Pankhurst. Read more

Business News Australia - 25 Jan 2019

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