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

Dr. Andreas Leupold, Leupold Legal

The print­ing of parts entails the clar­i­fi­ca­tion of legal frame­work con­di­tions. In par­tic­u­lar, when print jobs are sent around the world from with­in or out­side the com­pa­ny, the ques­tion of war­ran­ty law aris­es in an inter­na­tion­al, con­trac­tu­al­ly reg­u­lat­ed con­text. We would like to con­tribute to the clar­i­fi­ca­tion with the fol­low­ing top­ics:

  • legal sig­nif­i­cance of tech­ni­cal stan­dards
  • draft­ing of con­tracts
  • Roadmap process land­scape AM with legal ques­tions
  • IT secu­ri­ty

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 Development