MakerVerse and ESA BIC Bavaria partner to launch on-demand manufacturing platform for space sector

July 4, 2024

July 4, 2024

The European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Bavaria and MakerVerse plan to set up a dedicated platform for custom on-demand manufacturing services (Courtesy MakerVerse)
The European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Bavaria and MakerVerse plan to set up a dedicated platform for custom on-demand manufacturing services (Courtesy MakerVerse)

The European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre (ESA BIC) Bavaria and MakerVerse have announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the development and production of advanced technologies, such as Additive Manufacturing, for the space industry. The companies plan to set up a dedicated platform for custom on-demand manufacturing services.

The new platform is intended to make it easier to create the precise, high-performance parts required by the space industry.

The partnership brings together the expertise and resources of two organisations committed to pushing the boundaries of space technology. ESA BIC Bavaria has been focused on fostering a dynamic ecosystem for space-related start-ups, while MakerVerse aims to transform manufacturing with its digital platform and fully vetted global supply chain.

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“We are excited to collaborate with ESA BIC Bavaria to support the next generation of space innovators,” stated Markus Seibold. “Our digital manufacturing platform is designed to meet the highest standards of quality and precision, essential for the challenging space environment. Together, we will enable start-ups to bring their groundbreaking concepts to life.”

“Our mission is to support young start-ups in transforming their innovative ideas into market-ready products,” added Thorsten Rudolph, Managing Director at ESA BIC Bavaria. “MakerVerse’s manufacturing capabilities will empower our start-ups to accelerate their development cycles and achieve greater efficiency in their production processes.”

The partnerships provide start-ups and innovators from the ESA BIC network access to MakerVerse’s comprehensive global supply chain, which includes AS9100-certified producers.

Start-ups can leverage the full range of materials, finishes, and manufacturing methods, including Additive Manufacturing, CNC machining, and more. Dedicated support and regular project updates are intended to guarantee timely deliveries. Comprehensive quality inspections and certificates are available as needed.

These services enable start-ups to more rapidy develop and produce high-performance components tailored to the unique demands of space applications.

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