Mimics is an image processing software for 3D design and modeling, developed by Materialise NV, a Belgian company specialized in additive manufacturing software and technology. Mimics is used to create 3D surface models from stacks of 2D image data. These 3D models can then be used for a variety of engineering applications. Mimics is an acronym for Materialise Interactive Medical Image Control System. It is developed in an ISO environment with CE and FDA 510k premarket clearance. Mimics is commercially available as part of the Mimics Innovation Suite, which also contains 3-matic, a design and meshing software for anatomical data. The current version is 14.1, it supports Windows 7, Vista and XP in both x32 and x64.
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“It is the simplest relation of phenomena, and describes the commonest sensations with more truth than science does, and the latter at a distance slowly mimics its style and methods.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)