Network Mobility goes Additive
Mobility goes Additive is a neutral network that deals with the possibilities of additive manufacturing (3D printing). Our focus is on the challenges of the ground-based mobility and logistics industry. Companies and research institutions participate in the network with the the exchange of experience. Mobility goes Additive creates added value for our members by know-how transfer, training offers as well as joint innovation developments and research activities with a strong user reference.
To represent the interests of our members, we are organized as follows:
Uwe Fresenborg in his position as CEO of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH represents the interests of Deutsche Bahn AG Group with more than 300,000 employees worldwide. Considered from his side, the one of the users, there is a big interest in having components available quickly. He sees the great potential of additive manufacturing particularly in spare parts management.
After graduating as a mechanical engineer with focus on aerospace technology in Bremen, he gained a lot of experience in the aeropace industry for 22 years, including the topic of 3D printing. As the initiator and chariman of the Mobility goes Additive network his main concern is the promotion of 3D printing in the mobility and logistics sector and, along with strong partners, to establish it as a technology for industrial serial production.
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Claus Emmelmann is heading the Institute of Laser and System Technologies at Hamburg University of Technology since the year 2001. With his team of researchers he is performing research and development in the field of laser additive manufacturing, ablation, cutting and welding as well as design and analysis of laser components and systems for automotive, shipyard, aircraft, tooling, polymer and medical industry.
As an author of more than 400 national and international publications, Prof. Emmelmann founded the LZN Laser Zentrum Nord GmbH in 2009 as a spin-off of the TUHH and is managing it since then.
The LZN transfers the latest research results from laser material processing in industrial applications and carries out research and development projects for leading technology companies such as Airbus, Audi, BMW, Cloos, Daimler, Siemens, Trumpf and VW.
Member of the board
Johannes Emmelheinz is CEO of Siemens Mobility Customer Services since 2014. After a study of biomedical technology at University Gießen he gained experience in medical and mobility industry for over 30 years.
“Additive Manufacturing (AM) is a decisive step in innovation. In the service we are enabled to have spare parts of small quantities both cost-effective and rapidly available for the entire lifetime of the product . We are able to revolutionize the logistics chains by printing the spare parts just on-site. In addition AM offers the opportunity to rapidly react with design corrections to weaknesses which were recognised in the course of operation.
Fazit: AM will lead to higher availability and lower total costs.”
Member of the board
Philip Janssen leads the production of DB Fahrzeuginstandhaltung GmbH, the full-service provider for maintenance of rail vehicles with 13 locations and about 7500 employees. In his job dwell-times in workshops are playing an important role and can be shortened with the use of additive manufacturing by quicker procurements of spare parts. There are also chances for sinking warehouse charges if components are produced as necessary.
With his background as a former management consultant and graduate in business administration Philip Janssen supports the network in an advisory role.
Nikolai Zaepernick is responsible for the business in Central Europe at EOS – the world market leader for industrial 3D printing. He joined EOS early 2011. Before he worked for Siemens in various operational functions for more than ten years, most recently as head of strategy for the Division ‘Drive Technologies’. During his time at Siemens he also managed business in the ‘Motion Control Solutions’ and ‘Automotive Plant Engineering’ area. The watch industry has been the starting point in his professional life, working for Cartier in Switzerland. Nikolai is a mechanical engineer and holds a MBA degree.
Steffen Kuhn is a graduate engineer in plastics technology. After early positions in the automotive sector, e.g. at TRW Automotive and the research center of the former DaimlerChrysler Group, Mr. Kuhn was employed as a consulting engineer at DELO Industrie Klebstoffe. His further path led him via the aerospace group PPG Aerospace and the German family business WERIT Kunststoffwerke to independence for almost 7 years (from 2006). During this time, Mr. Kuhn was involved in the founding of several start-up companies, mostly in the position of Technical Managing Director.
In 2013, Mr. Kuhn was offered the business development of the series production using additive manufacturing at Materialise, Europe’s largest 3D printing service company. Since January 2016, Mr Kuhn has also been responsible for the development of the aeronautics business in Germany, Switzerland and at Key Accounts in Austria.
Dr. Nicolas Lange
Dr. Lange was born in Amsterdam, is married and has 3 children. He studied mechanical engineering at the Technical University of Munich and obtained his doctorate in the field of transmission technology. Dr. Lange has been with Knorr-Bremse since 2000. From July 2006, he was head of the brake mechanics department before being appointed head of the competence centre for bogie equipment in May 2009. In mid-2017, he joined the management board of Knorr-Bremse Systeme für Schienenfahrzeuge GmbH.
Dr. Andreas Leupold LL.M.
Dr. Andreas Leupold is working as a lawyer for companies from all over the world for more than 20 years with the main focus in the legal areas IT, new technologies, data protection, media, licenses and industrial property rights. As a trial lawyer in all instances for some very well-known companies and groups of companies, he has many years of legal practice. He is listed in the Handelsblatt list of the best business lawyers and in the Best Lawyers Germany List for information technology and media law. In 2016, his law firm Leupold Legal was awarded with the “Global Law Experts – 3D Printing Law Firm of the Year in Germany” Award and in 2017 it received the Corporate Intl Global Award “3D Printing Sector Law Firm of the Year Germany”.
For several years now, Dr. Leupold is working intensively on developments in the field of additive manufacturing and the associated legal requirements for companies. He gives lectures on industrial 3D printing & law and runs in-house workshops for management and legal departments in large companies. He is author of the guide “3D Druck, Additive Fertigung und Rapid Manufacturing” published by Verlag Franz Ahlen, and editor of the work for companies “3D Printing: Recht, Wirtschaft und Technik des industriellen 3D-Drucks”, which will be released in summer 2017 and in which authors from industry and legal sciences discuss the latest topics of 3D printing for companies. In addition, Dr. Leupold, together with Judge Silke Glossner, is editor of the munich lawyer’s guide for IT law published by C.H.Beck. Lawyer Dr. Andreas Leupold is founding member and advisory council of Mobility goes Additive e.V.
Gero Corman is responsible for 3D-Printing/Additive Manufacturing in the Group Digitalization of the 12 automotive brands of Volkswagen AG.
He has a Bachelor/Master degree in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from RWTH Aachen University. Gero Corman spent time at UC Berkeley and was a visiting scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At MIT he conducted research in the field of energy and resource efficiency of Additive Manufacturing technologies.
After graduating, he joined the Boston Consulting Group where he was a core member of BCG’s Operations Center with a focus on Lean & Manufacturing. Later, he became BCG topic expert for 3D-Printing/AM.
Since the beginning of 2017, Gero Corman is part of the Digitalization team at the Volkswagen Group. Working now on a strategic level, he still enjoys designing and printing ideas with his 3D-printer at home.
For 24 years Klaus Roeser has been working for the Paul Schockemöhle group and since 2007 amongst others as managing director with Paul Schockemöhle Logistics GmbH & Co.KG (PSL). In this time he has been responsible for developing PSL into a modern, middle sized logistics company seated in the heart of the economically strong “Oldenburger Münsterland” in northwest Germany. Driven by a strong entrepreneurial approach, he is convinced about the importance of spotting disruptive potentials of 3D business models at an early stage and to act accordingly and decisive. He is active in transferring the 3D technology into the small and medium sized business sector in economically strong rural areas. Ever since he was a child and during military service, bank apprenticeship and his studies in business administration Klaus Roeser has been devoted to horses; these days in his role as chef d’équipe he is a strong pillar of the successful German national dressage team.