MgA at the conference of German Ministers for Economic Affiars

Another milestone:

MgA invited to the Wirtschaftsministerkonferenz (Conference ) 2019 in Bremerhaven Stefanie Brickwede represented MgA talking at the conference on the opportunities of additive manufacturing in context of this year’s main topic “lightweight construction” strategy, thus further strengthening the AM issue in the political sphere. Thanks to SWAH Bremen for these nice impressions:


NAMIC Announces collaboration with leading international 3D Printing network Mobility Goes Additive (MgA)

Singapore, 7 May 2019

The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster (NAMIC) signed a memorandum of understanding with Mobility goes Additive (MgA) which is the leading international network of companies, institutions and research institutes working on industrial additive solutions based in Berlin, Germany.

The signing ceremony was held at the NAMIC Summit 2019: Design For Additive Manufacturing at the Marina Bay Convention Centre, witnessed by guest-of-honour, Dr Koh Poh Koon, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Trade and Industry, and Mr Oliver Fixson, Deputy Chief of Mission, German embassy Singapore.

The goal of Mobility goes Additive and all network members is to overcome the challenges of serial Additive Manufacturing (3D-printing) with joint forces. In achieving this goal, some things are key for the network: the members’ will  to achieve results and to work productively, the focus on solutions and the common willingness to jointly establish Additive Manufacturing as an integral part of the production chain.

Ms Stefanie Brickwede, MgA’s Managing Director said, ”It’s a great honor to be in this partnership. We are proud to have this opportunity to collaborate with NAMIC in the area of parts identification suitable for additive manufacturing in the industrial sector from medical, transportation and logistics, construction equipment, aviation, automotive, shipping etc. There is a lot of room for a co-operation between our European network and the Singaporean SMEs. We see NAMIC as a valuable gateway to the Asian market.”

Dr Ho Chaw Sing, NAMIC’s Managing Director said, “MgA exemplifies the collaborative vision the German and European ‘Mittelstand’ has with research institutes to bring innovation into the industries, especially in the transportation sector, in particular with six European state owned railways, to produce 3D printed spare parts. This extends beyond transportation and to other industrial sectors which our SMEs can benefit from.”

Additive manufacturing or 3D Printing is one of the key technologies in the Industry 4.0 ecosystem. In Singapore, its interest and adoption has been growing in the industrial sectors over the past few years, notably in the maritime, marine offshore, aerospace, precision engineering and biomedical sectors.

About Mobility goes Additive (MgA): MgA is the leading international network for industrial additive manufacturing. The network meets these challenges by acting as a central platform, bundling the value creation potential along the process chain and promoting the mutual development of its members’ competencies. By this, joint development of innovative products is driven, know-how and information is transferred in a targeted manner. New business fields are identified, profitable business contacts are established, and new international markets are opened-up.  This helps the market to become competitive against conventional production. Also, MgA serves as a contact partner for public and political institutions when required.

About NAMIC The National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster, or NAMIC, is a pan-national initiative led by NTUitive, supported by the National Research Foundation and in partnership with Enterprise Singapore and the Singapore Economic Development Board. NAMIC aims to increase Singapore’s adoption of additive manufacturing technologies to enhance competitiveness in the rapidly evolving landscape of digital industrialisation. This is accomplished by nurturing promising AM technologies and start-ups, as well as accelerating translation R&D from public sector funded institutions with a focus on commercial applications. NAMIC seeds and enables public-private cross-collaboration, acting as a connector between industry, research performers and public agencies.  It also assists companies seeking capital injection either through project joint-funding or leveraging on its investor networks.

NTUitive is the innovation and enterprise company of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

2018 – what a year!

We had set ourselves a lot of goals – and achieved a lot! Mobility goes Additive has picked up speed in its second year!

  • We did it! – MgA has a home! Just in time for the Annual Meeting 2018 we opened our office in the Marienpark Berlin!
  • The third and biggest Annual Meeting 2018 took place on 26.09.2018 – we remember this day very succinctly and hope we could inspire you for our network. Thank you for all your contributions, a danced night – it’s been great to have you here!
  • No way too far! Through approx. 50 presentations and keynotes at home and abroad as well as user-specific events, we were able to successfully introduce the industrial AM to new user groups, e.g. in Shanghai, St. Louis, IN(3D)USTRY Barcelona, formnext, Singapore, Forum Deutscher Mittelstand, at the EU Commission.
  • Our working groups have developed excellently and present concrete results – here are the latest highlights:
    • “Education”: Petition with tangible to-do’s for the training of young people compiled,
    • With its focus groups “Materials” has defined the first key areas of work  and thus lays the foundations for industrial materials in AM,
    • “RAILiability”: Kick-off workshop at fromnext to address the special requirements of the railways as a closed working groups.

Much has been achieved, but it still lies ahead a lot of us to bring additive manufacturing to industrial maturity.

In 2019, we will focus even more on users, especially small and medium-sized enterprises, and our working groups, as well as on the targeted Europe-wide orientation – more on this in our January Newsletter! The office will close from 24.12.2018 to 04.01.2019 to take a deep breather for what is ahead in the new year.

We wish you, your colleagues and your families a wonderful celebration, magical holidays and a good start into the new year!

Warm greetings,
Your team from Mobility goes Additive e.V.

The network on formnext 2018

When Europe’s largest trade fair for additive manufacturing, the formnext 2018, takes place in Frankfurt from 12 to 16 November, Mobility goes Additive will also be prominently represented.

Our network can be found at booth 3.1 – J60 of our cooperation partner Berlin Partner. There we will be presenting ourselves and our version of the Campus for additive manufacturing in Berlin, the IAM HUB.
Come and see us!

You will find members of our network at a total of 43 exhibition stands on both floors. An overview of all exhibiting network members on the hall plans can be found here:

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