The leading international network for Industrial Additive Manufacturing

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Mobil­i­ty goes Addi­tive e.V.


3D print­ing is cur­rent­ly attract­ing a lot of atten­tion and is con­sid­ered one of the key tech­nolo­gies of Indus­try 4.0. But the strat­e­gy “let’s buy a print­er and start pro­duc­ing” usu­al­ly proves not to be the best.

Why? Machines for pro­fes­sion­al appli­ca­tions require high invest­ments and exten­sive knowl­edge of users and oper­a­tors and serve spe­cif­ic needs. In addi­tion, the legal frame­work must be clar­i­fied before print­ing is pos­si­ble.

Com­pa­nies enter­ing Addi­tive Man­u­fac­tur­ing often go through the same learn­ing curve. Here we want to con­tribute to accel­er­a­tion and arrange con­tacts to expe­ri­enced com­pa­nies. Of spe­cial inter­est is the opti­mi­sa­tion of the sup­ply chain through the pro­duc­tion of spare parts in line with require­ments. In this con­text, rapid man­u­fac­tur­ing of spare parts is a focus of our net­work activ­i­ties.

Com­pared to con­ven­tion­al man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es in indus­tri­al use, 3D print­ing tech­nol­o­gy enables the pro­duc­tion of indi­vid­ual parts from batch size 1 with high­ly com­plex geome­tries and thus also an exten­sion by new func­tions. The opti­miza­tion of process­es, short­er time to mar­ket, low­er mate­r­i­al and resource con­sump­tion and the option of being able to specif­i­cal­ly meet indi­vid­ual cus­tomer require­ments are impor­tant argu­ments for the use of this key tech­nol­o­gy, as are the re-pro­duc­tion of parts that are no longer avail­able and thus the solu­tion to obso­les­cence prob­lems. At the same time, the process chain of addi­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es is very com­plex. Spe­cial knowl­edge from a wide vari­ety of dis­ci­plines is there­fore required.

Our mission

The Mobil­i­ty goes Addi­tives net­work meets these chal­lenges by act­ing as a cen­tral plat­form bundling the val­ue cre­ation poten­tial along the process chain and pro­mot­ing the mutu­al devel­op­ment of its mem­bers’ com­pe­ten­cies. An impor­tant goal is the joint devel­op­ment of inno­v­a­tive prod­ucts and thus the tar­get­ed trans­fer of know-how and infor­ma­tion. The iden­ti­fi­ca­tion of new busi­ness fields, the estab­lish­ment of prof­itable busi­ness con­tacts and the open­ing of new inter­na­tion­al mar­kets con­tribute to increas­ing the com­pet­i­tive­ness of the mem­bers and serve as a con­tact part­ner for pub­lic and polit­i­cal insti­tu­tions.