Founder of Materialise
Wilfried ‘Fried’ Vancraen founded Materialise in 1990 and continues to lead the company today. From humble origins as the first rapid prototyping bureau in the Benelux region, Materialise is now a global, publicly listed company with more than a thousand employees globally. The company is now as well-known for it’s software solutions and biomedical applications expertise as for it’s work as both an industry- and consumer-facing bureau service. Fried’s mission is to build a better and healthier world through AM.