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Expert Insight

Deep Thought: The Relevance of Sustainability for Mechanical Engineering

The VDMA mechanical engineering association stands for industrial manufacturing processes and the development of high-performance machines and systems. Sustainability is of growing importance and the network of over 3,500 companies in the VDMA is significantly involved in the latest developments in the industry, especially in this area. The legislature, the public, customers and also industries such as aviation are demanding "sustainable solutions". In this context, the potentials and challenges for the effective use of additive manufacturing in combination with existing production capabilities are of great importance. The presentation will address these aspects as opportunities to increase sustainability in industrial production and highlight the benefits of using AM components in various industries such as aerospace.

The speaker is:
Dr. Markus Heering, Managing Director, VDMA Working Group AM


  • Solutions for Additive Manufacturing
  • Mechanical engineering and plant engineering
  • Sustainability