The leading international network for Additive Manufacturing in mobility and logistics

Mobi­li­ty goes Addi­ti­ve e.V.

Our aims for Additive Manufacturing

Additive Manufacturing

In the area of 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 next to gro­wing pres­su­re of costs demand eco­no­mi­c­al­ly mea­ning­ful solu­ti­ons. Addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring are 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 more 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 tech­no­lo­gy. Addi­tio­nal­ly the pro­cess chain of addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring is very com­plex. Exper­ti­se from dif­fe­rent disci­pli­nes is necessa­ry.

Our mission

The net­work Mobi­li­ty goes Addi­ti­ve meet the many chal­len­ges by bund­ling the poten­ti­als of value chain 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 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

Soft Skills / education / knowhow

The 3D-prin­ting sec­tor is gro­wing so fast in the moment and in future so 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 cour­ses
  • Cour­se of stu­dy 3D-prin­ting / addi­ti­ve manu­fac­tu­ring
  • iden­ti­fy prin­ta­ble parts sys­temi­cal­ly

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 fol­lo­wing  topics:

  • Total Costs of Ownership Model
  • Indus­tria­li­za­ti­on of assets / effi­ci­ent use
  • Reduc­tion of mate­ri­al­costs by fair purcha­se-pri­ces / trans­fer in a pro­cu­re­ment coope­ra­ti­on

Legal Framework

Prin­ting of (spa­re) parts invol­ve cla­ri­fi­ca­ti­ons of legal frame­works. Espe­ci­al­ly if a com­pa­ny sends print jobs wit­hin the com­pa­ny or around the world. Inter­na­tio­nal war­ran­ty laws cove­r­ed by con­tracts have 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