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1. Describing information that is or may be relevant for a firm's operations. For example, if a VCR company is experiencing a dearth of demand because most of its potential customers are buying DVD players, this is material information that will likely need to be disclosed to shareholders. See also: Immaterial.

2. Raw substances that a company uses to make its product. For example, an oil refinery's material is crude oil, which it makes into refined oil.
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Of sufficient importance or relevance as to have possible significant influence on an outcome. For example, the possibility that a firm might lose its right to operate a number of television stations because competitors have filed with the Federal Communications Commission for those licenses would be a material fact in preparing the firm's financial statements. Compare immaterial.
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Leveraging Materialise's expertise in creating accurate patient-specific 3D anatomical models, Mimics Enlight Mitral gives clinicians accurate 3D models for consistency in taking measurements like Neo-LVOT to screen patients for TMVR therapy, plan procedures and determine the appropriate size and positioning of TMVR devices.
With its headquarters in Leuven, Belgium, and branches worldwide, Materialise is a provider of Additive Manufacturing (AM) software solutions and sophisticated 3D printing services in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, automotive, aerospace, art and design and consumer products.
The Materialise ACO Hip Guide System, a platform consisting of 3-D surgical planning software and patient-specific surgical guides for hip surgery, allows surgeons to predictably plan hip surgeries based on the patient's unique anatomy and structural damage.
The companies have developed an integration between 3D Warehouse and Materialise's Cloud Services, which are capable of analyzing and fixing models to ensure printability.
"CENAT is very enthusiastic about joining the Materialise group," stated Stijn Schacht, founder and CEO of CENAT.
With Materialise's SLM Build Processor, the company said that users of SLM Solutions' range of metal 3D printers, who are typically found in aerospace, the energy sector, healthcare and automotive manufacturing, will see an improved user experience.
Materialise, the pioneer of the widely used CT and MRI based knee guide technology, has now developed the next generation of total knee replacement surgical planning and guiding tools, which actually turn 2D X-ray images into 3D information and solutions.
Plymouth, MI, March 03, 2014 --( Materialise, a world leader in software for segmenting medical image data and 3D Printing, played a pivotal role in helping surgeons save a baby boy's life through the use of a 3D printed heart model.
Advances in design thanks to technology from Belgian company Materialise supported by EU funding Materialise supported by EU Dutch designer Iris van Herpen yesterday [Monday, July 1] unveiled a new piece at the Paris Fashion Week for Haute Couture created using 3D printing technology from Belgian company Materialise.
Designed by a team of 16 Belgian engineering students making up "Group T," the Areion was born via "mammoth" stereolithography machines at custom fabrication company Materialise (
"The risk here is that if sufficient foreign aid, from the Deauville Partnership or elsewhere, fails to materialise, then some of these countries are at risk of a full-blown balance of payments crisis," said Hirsch, a Middle East specialist at Capital Economics in London.