Mikrocentrum and Brainport Development have entered into a partnership focused on “bringing the additive manufacturing value chain to the global market”. Bert-Jan Woertman and Paul van Nunen signed a joint statement of intent on behalf of both parties at the recent Precision Fair.
High tech and manufacturing, including AM, is one of the world’s smartest and most dynamic sectors, but also one of the most complex. Products and machines under development are required to be faster, more functional, and more affordable. According to the letter of intent, “It is therefore essential to have the right knowledge, partners and inspiration to be able to innovate all the time.” I can inspire you.”
This cooperation aims to develop a “learning community” that contributes to the international standing and capacity building of mutual target groups. More specifically, Mikrocentrum and Brainport Development see opportunities in existing events such as the Plastics Fair and the Precision Fair. The initiators are considering a new initiative with a working title of ‘AM4Production’, with additional trade fairs, open days, trade missions and theme days being considered.
“The industry has now fully developed additive manufacturing technology into a production technology capable of producing complex, high-quality end products with a sound business case. New possibilities are within reach.It is important that we take the next step together, introducing AM technology into complex practices in the value chain.We cannot do this alone.We need each other. and must come to a mutual agreement, on the one hand, within the AM ecosystem, and on the other, to accelerate the traditional industry with this new truck, which includes Brainport Development and its ambitious manufacturing company Such collaboration with our network is essential.As human capital partners of industry, we are happy to facilitate the exchange of ideas, inspiration and knowledge.”
“With this collaboration, we want to show the world the importance of this relatively new technology. Brainport is home to pioneers, where innovations of all kinds are born and where tomorrow’s society is shaped. This also applies to additive manufacturing, an industry with production technology that holds great opportunities for the future and entirely new career possibilities.By combining the strengths of Microcentrum with our network in this sector, we We can all benefit and further convince the world of the value of our ecosystem.”