MGA: A network of 141 members

Have a look at who is a part of MGA and who joined us in the past 12 months.

MGA as a network would be nothing without its members and it is with great pride that we have once again seen an increase in numbers in the past year. Currently we have the following 141 members:

We are delighted to announce that the following 32 members have joined us over the past year:


Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
The Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM) is a senior scientific and technical Federal institute with responsibility to the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. It tests, researches and advises to protect people, the environment and material goods. As a member it can contribute expertise about different AM processes, non-destructive testing and in-situ process monitoring into the network.

Formlabs is a developer and manufacturer of 3D printing technology. The company was founded in September 2011 by three students from the MIT Media Lab and develops and produces 3D printers as well as the associated software and consumables.

Neue Materialien Bayreuth GmbH
NMB is a non-university research institution that develops novel material variants and the associated processing methods in the thematic field of lightweight construction for plastics, metals as well as fibre-reinforced composites.

Finnester Coatings
Finnester develops and manufactures high-quality specialist coatings for composites and plastics. Their research on ceramifying polymers lead to RED: coatings applied to standard composites and plastics to meet fire protection requirements without disrupting the production.

be-on-Quality GmbH
be on Quality is one of the leading experts in Medical Device Regulation Management – Germany. They want to participate in combining the knowledge about current medical device procedures for market access with the knowledge about AM processes.

KIMYA Additive Manufacturing by ARMOR
Kimya, launched by ARMOR, offers innovative solution of custom 3D materials adapted to the needs of manufacturers. They are happy to discuss high-performance materials with the major European players and bring in their expertise in chemistry and compounding.

NematX is pioneering the use of a novel class of high-performance polymers for additive manufacturing. With their material-centric approach to AM, the goal at NematX is to enable the production of 3D printed end products for the toughest application environments.

Materion provides material solutions and high quality technological solutions for long-term success, whether with precious or base metals, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings, specially developed copper-based beryllium alloys, beryllium and beryllium composites, ceramics or clad and coated metal systems.

Additive Drives
Additive Drives is proud to power the next phase in drive evolution: highly efficient 3D-printed windings for electric motors. The focus is on high-performance copper windings, the main component of every electric motor. The simplified production – directly from the CAD data of the designer – enables shorter development and test cycles.


University KU Leuven
From Renaissance philosophy to cutting-edge nanotechnology: as one of Europe’s oldest universities, KU Leuven boasts a long tradition of ground-breaking research and high-quality education. They have a clear vision focused on research, education, quality and diversity and extensive knowledge in 3D printing of guides in oral and maxillofacial surgery.

Medical University of Graz
The broad field of competence at Medical University of Graz rests on three main pillars: Future-oriented and innovative education for students and people interested in professional development, Competitive and internationally networked cutting-edge research from basic science to clinical application & personalized and state-of-the-art patient care at University Hospital Graz.

AMPOWER is the leading consultancy in the field of industrial AM and advises their clients on strategic decisions by developing and analyzing market scenarios as well as compiling technology studies. They also support through targeted training programs as well as identification and development of components suitable for production.

miniFactory is an industrial 3D printer manufacturer driven by passion for high-performance polymer 3D printing. Its technology enables the use of a wide range of specialty polymers in 3D printing and ensures the quality of printed parts. The company has also developed a customized process monitoring system.

Spare Parts 3D is a French start-up that provides the most efficient additive manufacturing software solution to identify, digitize and 3D print spare parts. With a fully automated solution, called DigiPartTM, its clients can perform technical and economic analysis on the full scale of their traditional parts inventories, and eventually print parts.
By getting their spare parts inventory “AM ready”, our clients can reclaim control of their spare parts supply chain and create value.

Alstom is Germany’s only manufacturer of infrastructure, signaling and digital mobility solutions, offering maintenance, service and modernization of all commuter trains and their components for series of all manufacturers, as well as information systems.

Universität Basel
The Swiss MAM, Medical Additive Manufacturing Research Group of the Department of Biomedical Engineering at University Basel bring in many years of experience in computer-assisted surgery and medical 3D printing as well as a well established network of international contacts.


Ponticon develops solutions for coating, repair and additive manufacturing of high-performance components. They are a team of passionate engineers, bold entrepreneurs and experienced strategists embedded in strong networks of academic and industrial end-users.

VUB Brüssel
The University of Brussels’ Additive Manufacturing Research Lab has the vision to enable Smart Components through Advanced Manufacturing solutions. Therefore, AMRL specializes itself in the development of Hybrid DED Metal AM equipment and the integration of Embedded Structural Health Monitoring sensors in Metal AM components to enable true Predictive Maintenance.

SRH Berlin
The SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences is one of the leading private universities in Berlin. They work closely together with other European universities with the goal of establishing a Master level course in Additive Manufacturing.

Universität Bayreuth
The Research Center for Additive Innovations is a unique interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary think tank that bundles technical and non-technical competencies and expertise from 25 chairs and professorships at the University of Bayreuth and non-university research institutions in the field of additive innovations.

School of Finance and Management Frankfurt
Frankfurt School is a leading business school in Europe, focusing on finance and management in research, education and consulting. Having designed and taught a course on “Entrepreneurship in the 3D printing era”, they would like to engage projects at the interface between AM technology, management and human behavior.

Together with manufacturers of 3D printers and equipment in the AM environment, as well as companies using this process, Grenzebach develops holistic solutions that precisely fit the respective requirements. Grenzebach is also active as a partner in research projects such as Polyline, which focuses the series production of plastic components.

CTC – An Airbus Company
CTC is Germany’s leading center R&D in the design in manufacture of large, complex components of dry fiber of prepreg with specialization on complex aviation-quality components. CTC is a full-service partner for developing efficient series production of components with composite materials.

TU Berlin
The Space Technology Department of the Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at TU Berlin is the first German chair of space technology. Together with BAM, the Department of Astronautics at TU Berlin would like to advance the topic AM in Earth orbit and on other celestial bodies.

Essentium Europe GmbH
Essentium manufactures and delivers innovative industrial 3D printers and materials, enabling the world’s top manufactures to bridge the gap between 3D printing and machining and embrace the future of Additive Manufacturing. Essentium believes an open ecosystem is the best solution for users who want to innovate their own pace.

AM Entrepreneur
After his time at EOS and TÜV Süd, Gregor Reischle set up his own business as a consultant for AM topics. Active collaboration in the fields of AM business model design, entrepreneurship, digital process chain, distributed manufacturing, platform solutions in AM area, medical manufacturing and process standardization is particularly important.


Velo3D provides an end-to-end metal 3D printing solution for mission-critical parts used for space exploration, to enhance transportation efficiency, and to produce cleaner energy. The End-to-End supplier focuses on metal printing systems, especially for individually designed, system relevant parts and their software.

3Dceram produces ready-to-use 3D printing systems for ceramic materials, that include printing, firing and cleaning. As a 3D printing process provider for technical ceramics, 3Dceram is specialized in three areas: industry (defense and automotive), aerospace and aeronautics and biomedical (eye implants, cranial implants etc.).

Arnold Umformtechnik
Arnold Umformtechnik is a German automotive supplier focusing on fasteners, cold forming and processing systems. As expert for intelligent fastening systems Arnold Umformtechnik also offer solutions for lightweight construction and electric mobility.

KMUE Consult
With more than 35 years of aerospace and maintenance experience Klaus Müller, owner and founder of KMue Consult, can contribute his knowledge about AM activities of the Aerospace industry, insights into new research fields, equipment and education.

Takeda is the largest R&D oriented biopharmaceutical company worldwide and owns its own research centers, focusing on four core therapy fields: oncology, gastro enterology, rare diseases and neuroscience. They are interested in sharing knowledge on AM solutions for machines, spare and format parts.

Institut für Anaplastologie Velten & Hering
The Institute für Anaplastology Velten & Hering has more than 25 years of experience in the field of medical custom-made products and offers epithetic and respiratory solutions, dental technologies and special prosthetics. With the rising regulation and certification requirements in the medical sector, they are looking forward to sharing their expertise with the network.

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