Materials – Focus Group Technical Standards

In order to bundle the majority of interests, better understand the market and jointly advance AM, they are working in 6 focus groups.

One of these Focus Groups is TECHNICAL STANDARDS tasked with standardization, guidelines and norms in 3D printing. The group developed into a kind of pool of knowledge about what material standards do already exist, which AM specific testing methods are available and where major white spots are.

Over 340 standards and norms were collected, but of those only 66 could be collected completely with all available details. The completeness of a database from all existing norms and standards proved to be a major challenge.

But the cooperation with the major standardization institutes and platforms such as DIN, ISO, VDI and ASTM was the path to success. A win-win-situation for the institutions and our network: we gained access to all available standards and norms and the standardization bodies profited from its increasing visibility.

1.5 years of hard work paid off: Under the categorie “Technical Standards” on the weboostam platform a database with all available standards, norms and guidelines is accessible for our members. Here, the appropriate standard can be found according to the individual interest through a clear filter logic.

What happens next? To improve the database, we need it to be empowered by our members. Therefore, our request: Please check out the platform and give us your honest feedback!

The next step will be to integrate medical standards and norms from our Medical Division to the database.

Not quite up to date on standards? TÜV SÜD has agreed to not only support us with updating the platform but to also offer free training sessions to our members on these topics:

Thank you,TÜV Süd, for this support! To participate in any of these sessions, please contact the head of the Working Group, Dr. Tina Schlingmann

RAILiability & Friends

The MGA Mobility working group RAILiability is the platform for exchange of European railways for the use of Additive Manufacturing e.g. in the spare parts sector for mutual benefit and the development of common use cases.
Since the beginning this has been a closed group for the railways to share knowledge amongst their own kind, without external influences.
However, RAILiability has now considered inviting guests from the network to individual meetings with specific topics. This newely introduced meeting format will be known as “RAILiability & Friends”.

The pioneer working joining RAILiability will be Materials. This working group with more than 60 members is by far our largest group, proving the point that when it comes to higher accuracies, better components, new technologies and new AM applications, there is no getting-around the topic of Materials. In Additive Manufacturing, the range of materials is even wider than the number of different technologies therefore the aim of the group is to bundle common interests, better understand the market and jointly advance AM.

The topic of this first fusion of the two working groups will be “flame-resistant plastics”. On Dec 3rd 2020 MATERIALS & RAILiability want to discuss the development needs of flame-resistant plastics and push the topic further.

Announcement Kick Off Working Group Hospitals – MGA Medical

Additive manufacturing (AM) for medical applications/devices has been on everyone’s lips for quite some time, but the corona pandemic has once again demonstrated the special potential of this technology, such as the speed with which individualized products can be manufactured.
Within our network Mobility goes Additive (MGA) our division Medical goes Additive is working hard on establishing new ideas and finding technical solutions for problems for which there currently are none.
The result-oriented work is our top priority! Our aim: to lower the barriers for 3D printing in accordance with the Medical Device Regulation (MDR) and generate quality improvements plus economically optimized solutions.
Three successful working groups are already boosting this aim: “Use Cases”, “Materials” and “Approval”. Now, a new working group exclusively for employees in hospitals like physicians, nurses, technicians and the administrations is going to be established. In order not to influence the clinical, scientific and economic exchange of experience between the players from the start, suppliers and consultants will only be invited at a later time.

We aim for an open discussion regarding in-house printing versus external suppliers, development and optimization of materials, tools, spare parts and techniques, training of employees, planning of joint projects and many other topics to further increase awareness of AM in clinical settings. Therefore, the new working group Hospitals is also aimed at different medical fields to bring them closer together via the common interface AM.
Your ideas, visions and experiences are in demand! We offer the appropriate industry contacts and knowledge of the latest technologies.

This newest working group HOSPITALS will kick off on January 12 with the aim of finding AM solutions suitable for use in and by hospitals.
Join in with Mayo Clinic (USA), the University Hospital Basel (Switzerland), the Charité Berlin, the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg, the Armed Forces Hospital Berlin (Germany) and many others and participate in HOSPITALS.
Contact us if you would like to know more….

Automotive Kickoff Meeting Q1-2020


Automotive Kickoff Meeting Q1-2020

10.03.2020 postponed (tba)

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AM in Automotive is neither news nor rocket science anymore – but plenty of challenges still lie on the table.

Over the last months, we have received several inquiries to establish a circle of automotive manufacturers and suppliers in order to exchange information on applications, materials and standards & norms of additive manufacturing in a neutral setup. And some might already have heard that we would like to dedicate more efforts to this segment.Hence, the time has now come to set up a working group on additive manufacturing in the automotive sector.[/vc_column_text][ultimate_modal btn_size=”lg” btn_bg_color=”#e18c00″ modal_on_align=”left” btn_text=”Apply for Event” modal_size=”medium” modal_style=”overlay-fade” overlay_bg_opacity=”80″ img_size=”80″]

Interest in Participation

[contact-form-7 id=”1510″ title=”Automotive Kickoff Meeting Q1-2020″][/ultimate_modal][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]Our working group concept with “RAILiability” allowing railway operators only to enter proves to be very successful and with Automotive we want to adopt a me-too approach.

We want to kick-off right before Berlin’s largest 3D printing conference, the Additive Manufaturing Forum, on 10.03.2020 at our MGA premises at the Berlin Marienpark.

The aim of this event is to validate the focus and needs of such a working group and to create a vision/mission for the work in this group.

The meeting is open for both members and non-members of our network.You would like to join this meeting? Then please apply by using the contact form. You will receive more details after registration.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Arvid Eirich at any time.


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How to approve 3D printed medical devices?


Medical goes Additive – Workshop Approval


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We warmly invite you to our first workshop of the Working Group Approval! Have you always wondered what needs to be done to integrate 3-D printed parts into the service catalogues of health insurance companies? Are you wondering what innovations the EU medical device regulation (MDR) will bring?

We want to discuss these questions with high-ranking experts in our workshop on December 10, 2019, 11:00 – 16:00 in the premises of MGA in Berlin. We will inform you not only about the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR), but also about Diagnosis Related Groups for hospital management (DRG) and insurance protection & liability, as usual application-related![/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]You will meet experts, who will help us with exciting lectures to dive into the topic of guidelines and regulations. There will also be plenty of time for stimulating discussions!

We are looking forward to attorney Dr. Christian Tillmanns of Meisterernst Rechtsanwälte PartG mbB, Hans Peter Brickwede, head of medical controlling and managing director of the care centre in the German Heart Centre Berlin and Martin Hake of R+V Allgemeine Versicherung AG.

Participation in the workshop is free of charge for MGA members, for non-members the fee is 1,200€.

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Hans-Peter Brickwede

Head of Medical Controlling and Managing Director of the care centre
German Heart Centre Berlin

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Martin H. Hake

Chief-Underwriter and Product Manager Liability ​
R+V Allgemeine Versicherungs AG​

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Dr. Christian Tillmanns

Founding Partner of Meisterernst Lawyers
Lecturer for medical and pharmaceutical law at the Philipps-Universität Marburg


How to approve 3D printed medical devices?

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Free of charge
(registration required)

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