The industry offers broad AM application potentials already, including prototyping, tools and first small series. Drives, brake systems, batteries, seats and many more complete the overall picture.
Besides exchanging experience, the aim of this working group is also to get to know new use cases and knowledge of other participants, in order to develop new business models from them.
The recently formed Aero+Space working group is working on efficient high-tech components in the aerospace industry. This working group will deal with various topics in the aviation and aerospace sector. CO2 reduction, weight saving, material requirements and space design are just the first ideas. Of course, we will also discuss questions such as, “How do we manage to print tools, spare parts or buildings in orbit from the source materials there?”
This working group is focusing on analyzing the AM Supply Chain and identifying optimization potential in order to derive general statements for similar components.
A first step was the mapping of the digital supply chain for additively manufactured products. Then they collected lots of use cases to evaluate common characteristics and properties for sorting additively manufactured parts.
This working group is a protected space for railway companies to share knowledge, to reach 100% availability of spare parts and rolling stock and to optimize supply chain costs.
Already this cooperation helps new players to accelerate much faster and has achieved that 3D printing requirements are integrated into the tender for new rail vehicles.
This includes topics like the carbon footprint, energy consumption, waste reduction, the reuse of valuable materials and the recycling of unavoidable waste.
Our Mission: Focusing on concrete facts and figures to correctly evaluate the ecological potential of Additive Manufacturing and assess neutrally and unbiased how green this technology in relation to other manufacturing technologies is. Additionally, the Working Group develops approaches in materials, technologies and business models to improve the ecological impact of AM processes and technologies.
This working groups main goal is to bring transparency into the training market and help potential users to get a better overview of training opportunities.
In additive manufacturing the range of materials is even greater than the number of different technologies. It is for this reason that in this working group we bundle our interests to better understand the market and to advance AM together.
Our mission: We want to drive the industrialization of AM and inspire new approaches for the topic of materials. To achieve this we use the potential of the network to identify customer needs and market trends. In Addition we provide technological expertise and guidelines within the network.
In the MATERIALS working group more than 60 different companies cooperate in the following six focus groups:
When MGA was founded, the regulatory approval of additively manufactured, safety-relevant components especially for rail traffic systems was identified as a priority topic. This working group focuses on the following topics, to advance the additive manufacturing of safety-relevant (spare-) parts: