MGA Mobility | MGA Medical – Mobility goes Additive e.V.
No question – 3D printing is currently on everyone’s lips. Often it is even considered to be one of the key technologies of Industry 4.0. But the strategy “let’s buy a printer and start producing” usually proves not to be the best.
Companies entering Additive Manufacturing often go through the same learning curves. Machines for professional applications require high investments and extensive knowledge of users and operators. Besides, the legal framework must be clarified before printing is feasible.
A network can help to accelerate and arrange contacts to experienced companies.
Moreover, adjusting the common supply chain plays a central role when producing additively manufactured parts to fulfill requirements.
The advantages of 3D printing against conventional manufacturing are obvious: the technology enables the production of highly customized parts from batch size 1 with very complex geometries – even new functions can be integrated. Moreover, obsolescence issues can often be solved. A shorter time-to-market, lower material usage and resource consumption as well as a high-fit to customer requirements are further key arguments for the use of this fantastic technology.
MGA is a users-driven network that acts as a central platform bundling the value creation potentials along the process chain and promoting the mutual development of its members’ competencies.
Joint development of innovative products plus targeted know-how and information transfer is our main goal. We identify new business fields, support by establishing valuable business contacts and help to open-up new markets to increase competitiveness. And last but not least we also serve as a contact partner for public and political institutions.