As part of the initiative “3D Printing fights Corona”, MGA launches open platform featuring Corona-specific use cases

Open platform is designed for users and providers

Two weeks ago, MGA, short Mobility Goes Additive had been called for help by the European Commission to respond to the shortage of equipment and fragile supply chains faced by the medical industry. The announcement published on our online media, and certainly on other communication channels has led to a big mobilization of the AM community.

The initiative “3D Printing fights Corona” was launched this way and gathered over 300 companies ready to bring their contribution in the production of medical equipment such as face shields, protective eyewear, face masks, custom-formed sterilium bottles and ventilation systems. is the open online platform that derives from this initiative.

Stefanie Brickwede, Managing Director of MGA states: “We had the vision to create something bigger than a directory to portray our members. Now with we created an online platform that also provides AM use cases. Companies can now create their profiles for the database and edit their use cases to the listings.” Such platforms are of utmost importance, as recently illustrated under the spread of the Coronavirus, where the need for technical parts and safety equipment to combat the pandemic is becoming acute.

At present, MGA conducts virtual meetings with international contribution, experts from hospitals and industry twice a week where recent requirements are being addressed and ways forward to fight Corona with 3D printing are being discussed. In addition, the website  dedicated to the current pandemic had been set up containing use cases, FAQs, helpful links and newsroom.

For the current corona pandemic, a new use case category “COVID-19” has been installed to the open platform.

MGA is also part of a joint initiative in cooperation with Airbus, Volkswagen and DB Schenker delivering 2,000 donated face shields to Spain this week.

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