Network News 06/2019

Dear members

Summer is calling! Some of you, the lucky ones, are already enjoying their vacation whereas we are starting off into our new fiscal year 2019/2020. Could it start any better than by proudly announcing our 100th member company? We think No!

Topics of the month:

+++ 5 new members
+++ Annual Meeting 2019: Tickets available soon
+++ Launch of our AM Network Map
+++ MgA at Lightweight Construction Summit of Economics Ministers

When Mobility goes Additive started, we never imagined how successful it will become. This month, we are more than proud to announce our 100th network member and four more. A warm welcome to these companies and their teams!

TRUMPF is a large medium-sized family business specialized in machine tools and laser technology and has been selling various systems for powder bed printing and laser deposition welding for many years.

The 3D Lab Cottbus is a research laboratory of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg in which the entire process chain of additive manufacturing with metallic materials is mapped in order to research materials, processes and products.

Grow is a platform for start-ups that have their origins in the Bosch Group and are part of the company. They are supported by the Grow platform team. Grow provides the start-ups with the infrastructure, the connection to the group as well as own and shared services.

Mitsubishi Chemicals Europe (MCE) is the subsidiary and European headquarter of the Japanese Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, developing a wide range of materials and high-performance products for industrial and medical applications for its customers worldwide.

The inspire Plc is an initial partner of ETH Zurich, conducting research for industry, developing state-of-the-art technologies, methods and processes, but also solving problems in all areas of product innovation and production technology.

working group meeting

Mobility goes Additive
Education 04.07.2019, call
Lead: Olaf Steinmeier, Fraunhofer IAPT

Digital Supply Chain 11.07.2019, Munich
Lead: Atanu Chaudhuri, Aalborg University

Approval in Rail August 2019 (voting in progress)
Lead: Maximilian Kunkel, Siemens Mobility

Materials | FG Market Needs 10.07.2019, Berlin
Lead: Dr. Tina Schlingmann, Deutsche Bahn

Materials | FG Metal Examinations E Aug/A Sep 2019, Radevormwald
Lead: Dr. Tina Schlingmann, Deutsche Bahn

Medical goes Additive
Materials 27.08.2019, Berlin
Lead: Dr. Cora Lüders-Theuerkauf, Medical goes Additive

Approval 28.08.2019, Berlin
Lead: Dr. Cora Lüders-Theuerkauf, Medical goes Additive

Use Cases 29.08.2019, Berlin
Lead: Dr. Cora Lüders-Theuerkauf, Medical goes Additive

within the network

Company portraits out now – discover our AM Network Map!


A big thank you to all who have followed our call-to-action in filling our digital AM Network Map.
Today, we proudly announce its go-live: a great tool to search for potential partners, to localize business companions nearby and to promote your own service portfolio.
The more it’s being used, the more all network members and the market will benefit! We boost AM.


MgA at the Lightweight Construction Summit of Economics Ministers

On behalf of the MgA network, Stefanie Brickwede was invited to the Wirtschaftsministerkonferenz 2019 (Conference of German Ministers for Economic Affairs) in Bremerhaven and talked about the chances of additive manufacturing within “lightweight construction” strategies.
The event has been a great opportunity to strengthen AM issues in the political sphere as well as extending contacts in almost all German federal states. More: debating with the federal states of Berlin and Thuringia on 3D printing for construction, connecting with the Bauhaus Weimar, discussing with Brandenburg on noise protection through printed plastic parts on rails in China.

Review Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D 2019


During the hottest days of summer 2019 to date, the 16th edition of the Erfurt trade fair Rapid.Tech + FabCon 3.D 2019 came to a successful end last week.
Nearly 4,500 visitors, 180 exhibitors and more than 100 speakers at the Rapid Tech Congress and 3D Printing Conference contributed to a concrete, application-oriented exchange. MgA was represented with two presentations and we were very happy to meet so many of you there.

further dates

 16.-17.09.2019 – Booking available soon! General Meeting & Annual Meeting 2019of Mobility goes Additive e.V. in Berlin – exciting inputs and presentations during a first-time two-day course and we still have great sponsoring opportunities available for you.


15.08.2019 – Additive Manufacturing Day in Cottbus (Cottbusser Tag der Additiven Fertigung CTdAF): Live demos and showarounds on the potentials of AM for metal and polymer parts. Registration platform open online: click here.

11.-12.09.2019 – 2nd Forum of German SME businesses (Forum Deutscher Mittelstand): over 550 conference attendees expected, MgA members benefit from 10% discount on attendee tickets, please contact Simon Thasler@IPM#fdm19stuttgart

01.-02.10.2019 – We would like to recommend the Railway Forum of our partners from the IPM to all those whose interest in innovations in the railway sector was aroused by our insight into the work of RAILiability. MgA will be represented with a booth.

29.-31.10.2019 – This year again the AM industry of the entire Mediterranean region will meet in Barcelona at the end of October. For the fourth edition of INDUSTRY, the fair was extended by several industrial sectors to present solutions beyond additive manufacturing, e.g. for automation and internet security. Be represented with a use case presentation or exhibit via Mobility goes Additive – get in touch with us.

November 2019 – Save-the-Date: Join MgA & BerlinPartner for an introduction to the flourishing AM/3D printing ecosystem in Israel via an exclusive tech scouting visit and participation in Israel’s central AM conference “3D Printing & Beyond” at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. [is-login]Contact Christoph Windus@MgA for more information.[/is-login]

18.-19.03.2020 – Fraunhofer Direct Digital Manufacturing Conference in Berlin: organised by the Fraunhofer Additive Manufacturing Alliance, the DDMC is a bi-annual cutting-edge forum for discussion on Additive Manufacturing. Call for papers ends 05.07.2019 – interested? Kindly submit a short abstract (250 words) here.

11.-12.03.2020 – Save-the-date: the 4th Additive Manufacturing Forum 2020, Europe’s leading AM Conference & Exhibition. Special conditions for MgA members available, please register on here by entering code [is-login]AMF20MGA[/is-login] to make use of your 20% discount. Super Early Bird Tickets available until 31.07.2019, Early Bird Tickets until 30.11.2019. MgA will be represented with a booth.


We would also be happy to draw attention to your special events. Please contact our team and tell us what’s on your agenda. We are looking forward to seeing you again soon, maybe at one of the events, and we will be broadcasting until then.

Best regards,

Mobility goes Additive Team