As a relatively young industry, different clusters have emerged in 3D printing. We, too, are part of different networks and cooperations combining the knowledge of all areas of expertise – from 3D printing providers and machine and filament manufacturers to university facilities.
Hamburg 3D Printing Network
The starting point for the foundation of the Hamburg 3D Printing Network (3D-Druck Netzwerk Hamburg) was the initiative of a volunteer working group of the Innovations Committee at the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. The 3D Printing Network in the metropolitan region of Hamburg is a competence forum and an exchange platform for users and experts from industry, science and politics. The objective is for small and medium-sized companies to benefit from the exchange through knowledge transfer and cooperation projects. The network wants to support 3D printing as an innovation driver and development motor and to increase the visibility of the metropolitan Hamburg region as a technology location.
For future-proof added value and new digital business models
The Additive Alliance is a cross-industry working group for additive manufacturing. The cross-industry exchange between users, suppliers, researchers and developers combines knowledge and experience while significantly shaping the industrial future of 3D printing.
Mobility goes Additive
Mobility goes Additive (MGA) units companies, institutions and research facilities in one international network. The objective is to take 3D printing into industrial production and to overcome challenges together. MGA acts as a central platform that bundles the added value potentials along the process chain while supporting the mutual development of its members’ skills. The main focus is on the joint development of innovative products and the targeted know-how and information exchange. To address specific challenges in additive manufacturing, there is now also MGA Mobility as well as MGA Medical.