That was Mobility/Medical goes Additive – The VDI Students Competition 2022!

"Develop a visionary wearable human support system!" This was the task for the three-day competition on Additive Manufacturing, organized by VDI e.V. in cooperation with MGA Mobility | MGA Medical - Mobility goes Additive e.V. from July 1 to 3, 2022.

And despite Corona, exam period and hot summer temperatures, around 30 students – divided into 6 teams – took on this task. Within the three days of the competition, the students developed their product ideas without any preparation time, the prototypes were created using 3D printing and then “sold” as a business case in front of a renowned jury on the last competition day.

The winner was the team “A3dicted” from the Technical University of Berlin. Congratulations again! Their idea of a completely new exoskeleton called HUMAX, which solves problems of current models like too high weight, bad wearing comfort, too high costs and many more, convinced the jury the most.

Second place went to the Fibrefighters team from HAW Hamburg, and the jury voted the VDI Young Engineers from the Berlin University of Applied Sciences into third place.

A big thank you to the sponsors, without whose support this event would not have been possible: Airbus, Altair, Autodesk, Deutsche Bahn, exoIQ, 9T Labs, Composite Technology Center / CTC GmbH (An Airbus Company)!

We are already looking forward to next year!

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