Industrial 3D printing for everybody in Berlin
Publish Date: October 23rd, 2020
The historical traces of the old Berlin-Mariendorf gas works are still clearly visible today. Numerous buildings in the style of North German Gothic brick architecture, including a picturesque old water tower and a low-pressure gas tank, are still in existence today. On the grounds of the 1996 shut- down gasworks in the south of Berlin, a central hub for industrial 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is being established in line with the Master Plan Industrial City Berlin. The aim is to develop a campus for additive manufacturing involving players from business, science and administration, a unique example of this kind in Germany.
The project is led by MGA Mobility goes Additive, the leading international network for industrial additive manufacturing with its divisions MGA Mobility and MGA Medical. With meanwhile 120 affiliated member companies such as Siemens Mobility, Volkswagen, Deutsche Bahn, Otto Bock, Stratasys and many more, MGA holds the fundamental contacts in the economy. In the first stage of expansion, a coworking environment for start-ups and entrepreneurs will be opened for temporary rental, accommodating a number of 3D printed exhibits as industrial use cases.
Stefanie Brickwede, Managing Director of MGA and project manager for the creation of the 3D printing campus, explains: “Whether plastics or metal, concrete or biological materials – this new digital production technology fascinates as it can be perceived haptically. Here at Marienpark Berlin, we are creating a central point of contact for 3D printing, where it will be clearly demonstrated what additive manufacturing is and what is possible beyond. This is a meeting place where 3D printing can be experienced and where ideas can be realised very quickly.
The modern and welcoming “Demonstration Centre Light”, officially being opened as part of the MGA Annual Meeting 2020 on 6 October 2020, invites visitors to work together and exchange ideas, grow, explore and try things out, but also offers an ideal space for development and a suitable breeding ground for innovation.
“The proximity to digital topics, but also the excellent links to European, federal and state politics makes Berlin an ideal location as a central hub for additive manufacturing technologies. Here, international delegations and representatives of the press will find a place where they can experience and understand the advantages of industrial 3D printing and get deeper into the subject matter. It’ s then where the amazing advantages for industrial applications this technology brings are best revealed,” says Stefanie Brickwede.
A portfolio of selected companies, start-ups and institutes related to 3D printing and additive manufacturing will settle at the Marienpark Berlin to demonstrate what this technology is capable of in practice. The IAM HUB Berlin offers space for education and training, research and development, collaborative work and professional event space.
For further information please contact us:
Mobility goes Additive e.V
Mr. Arvid Eirich, Project Coordinator
IAM Hub Berlin
Im Marien 22, 121207 Berlin
Tel: +49 (0) 305756