Models intended for the weapons industry or models for which we have ethical concerns, like skimming devices or functional keys, don't qualify for printing. We can refuse these orders at all times. We don't print models that are in conflict with our mission and value statement.
The company’s founders have always had one main objective: striving to develop products that add real value to a designer’s, patient’s or toolmaker’s work and life. They stated the company’s mission statement as follows:
MATERIALISE’S MISSION IS TO INNOVATE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT RESULTING IN A BETTER AND HEALTHIER WORLD THROUGH ITS SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE INFRASTRUCTURE AND IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING.
Product development at Materialise focuses on making the world better through making better products. Better products in the medical world save lives. Better products in the technical world make life more comfortable. This vision relies on dedicated software infrastructure and state-of-the-art equipment, combined with specialized knowledge executed through the Materialise core competencies.
While the mission statement says ‘what’ we are trying to achieve, our value statement indicates ‘how’ we are going to make this mission a reality. Materialise strives to add the most value for its customers, till they are fans, with a team of specialists in an open environment that favors personal growth on a healthy financial basis.