Key Topics

Mobility goes Additive e.V.


The long-term goal of our network is, in the interest of the users, to be able to produce parts serially with additive production. This means being able to realize and secure the same high quality demands over longer periods of time with different machines.

This requires technological and procedural solutions, appropriately trained employees as well as a digital supply chain and corresponding legal security.

In order to address these points and other questions that arise during the process, to work on solutions together as a network, to find ways and to lead additive production into serial production, within the network we work  in working groups on the answers to important questions.

Here you will find an overview of the working groups and the contents on which work is being done.

Head of Working Group

Maximilian Kunkel,  SIEMENS AG

The aim is the production also of safety-relevant (spare) parts, whose approval procedure should be standardised as consistently as possible. In concrete terms, the following topics are to be pushed forward:

  • Approval of safety-relevant components
  • Derivation to standardization, if necessary
  • Warranty law, product safety and liability

Head of Working Group

Oliver Cynamon, FIT AG

Change Management combines measures that are intended to lead to comprehensive and cross-divisional change in the implementation of new structures, systems and processes in an organization.

With a successful change management, we want to inspire companies for Additive Manufacturing and ensure that the introduction of the technology is a success for the benefit of the company. With its work, the group wants to put the employees at the centre of the considerations for the introduction of AM, promote new ways of thinking with the help of the own experiences about successes and failures and thus lead to a fast, 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?

Head of Working Group

Steffen Kuhn, EOS GmbH

The direct comparison of manufacturing costs between conventional technologies, e.g. injection moulding, and Additive Manufacturing compares apples and oranges. Additive Manufacturing generally pays off by including the total cost of ownership and requires a further increase in efficiency. Therefore, the following topics are to be addressed in this key topic:

  • Total Costs of Ownership approach
  • Industrialization of the systems/efficient use
  • Reduction of material costs through lower purchase prices / transfer to a purchasing cooperative

The working group is divided into the following focus groups:

IT & Blockchain
Decentralized Production
Total Cost of Ownership

Head of Working Group

Gero Corman, Volkswagen AG

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

  • Life cycle assessment of printed parts
  • emission of pollutants
  • lifetime extensions

Head of Working Group

Olaf Steinmeier, Fraunhofer IAPT

The 3D printing industry is currently and foreseeably growing so significantly that insufficiently trained employees are available. In addition, the design for additive manufacturing requires other design skills. Therefore we would like to take up these work packages with the following topics:

  • Training courses
  • Initiate training courses
  • Own specialization / study course 3D Printing

Head of Working Group

Felix Spiess, ÖBB

The European railways have joined forces in this working group in order to use synergies in the rail sector across national borders. The aim is to develop concrete use cases from the rail industry.

Head of Working Group

Dr. Tina Schlingmann, Deutsche Bahn AG

With the increasing establishment of Industrial Additive Manufacturing, the number of applications and thus the demands on materials are growing.
The working group ‘Materials’ is a platform for focus groups that specify in concrete user topics.

The working group is divided into the following focus groups:

Testing Methods
High Perfomance Polymers
Elastomer Printing
Specs, Certificates, Guidelines
Market Needs
Metal Examinations

Head of Working Group

Stephan Kühr, 3YOURMIND

Where can standards be set early to provide better solutions for AM users?

  • Exchange on relevant IT control and security issues
  • Identification of necessary interfaces for the provision of process-relevant data