The leading international network for Additive Manufacturing in mobility and logistics

Mobi­li­ty goes Addi­ti­ve e.V.

Our aims for Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

Com­ing along with indus­try 4.0 com­pa­nies and rese­arch insti­tu­tes have to face the chal­len­ges while the iron is hot. Shorter cycles of inno­va­ti­on, com­plex pro­ducts, increa­sing varie­ty and hig­her custo­mer requi­re­ments as well as gro­wing cost pres­su­re demand eco­no­mi­c­al­ly mea­ning­ful solu­ti­ons. Addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring is an important dri­ver for struc­tu­ral chan­ge to indus­try 4.0. Com­pa­red to con­ven­tio­nal indus­tri­al manu­fac­tu­ring pro­ces­ses 3D-prin­ting tech­no­lo­gy enab­les the pro­duc­tion of high­ly com­plex geo­me­tries and the inte­gra­ti­on of func­tio­na­li­ties. The opti­mi­za­ti­on of pro­ces­ses, shorter time-to-mar­ket with resour­ces and the opti­on to meet indi­vi­du­al custo­mer needs are the most con­vin­cing argu­ments for using this tech­no­lo­gy. But the pro­cess chain of addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring is qui­te com­plex. Exper­ti­se from dif­fe­rent disci­pli­nes is necessa­ry.

Our mission

The net­work Mobi­li­ty goes Addi­ti­ve meets the many chal­len­ges by bund­ling the poten­ti­als as the cen­tral plat­form. Fur­ther­mo­re it sup­ports the mem­bers com­pe­tence deve­lop­ment. An important tar­get is the joint deve­lop­ment of inno­va­ti­ve pro­ducts and infor­ma­ti­on trans­fer to increa­se the sha­red know­ledge. The iden­ti­fi­ca­ti­on of new busi­nes­ses, buil­ding pro­fi­ta­ble rela­ti­ons­hips and explo­ra­ti­on of new inter­na­tio­nal mar­kets help to expand the com­pe­ti­ti­on of the mem­bers.


We are the international leading network for Additive Manufacturing in the mobility and logistics branch. One of our focal points is on rapid manufacturing of spare parts.

Why a network?

3D prin­ting is expe­ri­en­cing high atten­ti­on and is known as the key tech­no­lo­gy of indus­try 4.0. But “to buy a prin­ter and sim­ply start to pro­du­ce” as a stra­te­gy most­ly fails.

Why? Prin­ting machi­nes for pro­fes­sio­nal use requi­re high invest­ments and exten­si­ve know­ledge of the user. Addi­tio­nal­ly legal frame­work has to be cla­ri­fied befo­re prin­ting.

Com­pa­nies star­ting addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring have to go through a long learning cur­ve. We want to con­tri­bu­te to acce­le­ra­te and offer con­tacts to expe­ri­en­ced com­pa­nies. Par­ti­cu­lar­ly inte­res­ting is the opti­mi­za­ti­on of the sup­ply chain by demand-ori­en­ta­ted pro­vi­si­on of spa­re parts. Against this back­drop rapid manu­fac­tu­ring of spa­re parts is one of the main objec­tives of our net­work.

Main objectives of the network
Mobility goes Additive e.V.

The net­work mobi­li­ty goes addi­ti­ve (regis­te­red asso­cia­ti­on) aims to sup­port the seri­al pro­duc­tion of parts by 3D-prin­ting. This means to be able to rea­li­ze and ensu­re the same qua­li­ty level over long peri­ods and using dif­fe­rent machi­nes.

The­re­fo­re tech­no­lo­gi­cal and pro­ce­du­ral solu­ti­ons are nee­ded as well as trai­ned spe­cia­lists, a digi­tal sup­ply chain and legal frame­work.


We focus on the pro­duc­tion of (safe­ty-rele­vant) spa­re parts who­se appro­val pro­ce­du­re shall be stan­dar­di­zed con­sistent­ly. Spe­ci­fi­cal­ly the fol­lo­wing topics are advan­ced:

  • appro­val of safe­ty-rele­vant parts
  • deri­ved defi­ni­ti­on of stan­dards
  • war­ran­ty law, pro­duct safe­ty and lia­bi­li­ty

Lead: Maxi­mi­li­an Kun­kel (Sie­mens)

Next meeting: tbd

Soft-Skill / Education / Know-How

The 3D-prin­ting sec­tor is gro­wing so fast in the moment and in future that well trai­ned staff is not avail­ab­le in the amount nee­ded. Fur­ther­mo­re the design for addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring is spe­ci­fic and fits other needs than the pre­vious con­struc­tion rules. Our activi­ties inclu­de the fol­lo­wing work packa­ges:

  • edu­ca­ti­on & trai­ning
  • cour­se of stu­dy 3D-prin­ting / addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring
  • iden­ti­fy prin­ta­ble parts sys­te­ma­ti­cal­ly

Lead: Olaf Stein­mei­er (Fraun­ho­fer IAPT)

Next meeting: August 8.
Supply Chain

Digital Supply Chain

Pro­duc­tion costs in con­ven­tio­nal and addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring can­not easi­ly be com­pa­red. Addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring pays on taking all fac­tors of total cost of ownership und the need of enhan­ced effi­ci­en­cy. Thats why we advan­ce the fol­lo­wing  topics:

  • total Costs of Ownership Model
  • indus­tria­li­za­ti­on of assets / effi­ci­ent use
  • reduc­tion of mate­ri­al­costs by fair purcha­se-pri­ces / trans­fer in a pro­cu­re­ment coope­ra­ti­on

Lead: Stef­fen Kuhn (EOS)

Next meeting: tbd

ecological sustainability

Esta­bli­shing a new pro­duc­tion tech­no­lo­gy also brings with it chal­len­ges and ques­ti­ons that are pri­ma­ri­ly ori­en­ted towards cur­rent soci­al issu­es. In the case of what appears to be a very ener­gy-inten­si­ve manu­fac­tu­ring method, this natu­ral­ly inclu­des the ques­ti­on of the sustai­na­bi­li­ty of the pro­cess.

  • life Cycle Assess­ment of prin­ted parts
  • exhaust emis­si­on
  • ser­vice life exten­si­ons

Lead: Gero Cor­man (Volks­wa­gen Group)

Next meeting: tbd

legal frameworks

Prin­ting of (spa­re) parts invol­ve cla­ri­fi­ca­ti­ons of legal frame­works. Espe­ci­al­ly if a com­pa­ny sends print jobs wit­hin the com­pa­ny or extern­al­ly around the world. Inter­na­tio­nal war­ran­ty law cove­r­ed by con­tracts has to be set. We would like to sup­port the legal frame­work with fol­lo­wing topics:

  • legal signi­fi­can­ce of tech­ni­cal norms
  • con­tract design
  • pro­cess land­s­cape Addi­ti­ve Manu­fac­tu­ring with regard to legal frame­works
  • IT-Secu­ri­ty

Lead: Dr. Andre­as Leu­pold (Leu­pold Legal)

Next meeting: tbd

IT / Blockchain

Addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring goes hand in hand with IT pro­ces­ses like no other manu­fac­tu­ring tech­no­lo­gy. A CAD model is the basis of every print, force flow simu­la­ti­ons are the pre­re­qui­si­te for (bio­nic) opti­mi­za­ti­on of com­pon­ents. But no one can do without the right soft­ware when it comes to indi­vi­dua­li­za­ti­on, pro­cess opti­mi­za­ti­on and secu­ri­ty. In the net­work we would like to bring toge­ther the know-how of various IT are­as and thus work toge­ther on even bet­ter solu­ti­ons.

  • CAD pro­ces­ses
  • Pro­cess ana­ly­sis for the opti­mi­za­ti­on of AM pro­ces­ses in com­pa­nies
  • Block­chain solu­ti­ons for more data secu­rit

Change Management

With the help of suc­cess­ful chan­ge manage­ment, we want to inspi­re com­pa­nies for addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring and ensu­re that a intro­duc­tion of the tech­no­lo­gy is suc­cess­ful for the bene­fit of the com­pa­ny. With its work, the working group wants to put the employees at the cent­re of the ide­as behind the intro­duc­tion of AM, pro­mo­te new ways of thin­king with the help of own expe­ri­en­ces of suc­ces­ses and fail­u­res and thus lead to a fast and effi­ci­ent use of the tech­no­lo­gy.

  • Deve­lop a gui­de for the suc­cess­ful intro­duc­tion of AM in a com­pa­ny
  • Giving mem­bers direct feed­back to impro­ve cur­rent topics and pro­jects in-hou­se
  • How should one deal with pos­si­ble fears of the tech­no­lo­gy and exag­ge­ra­ted expec­ta­ti­ons of this tech­no­lo­gy?
  • How can / should this pro­ce­du­re be ancho­red in the orga­ni­sa­ti­on?

Lead: Oli­ver Cyna­mon (FIT AG)

Next meeting: tbd