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Additive Manufacturing Interfaces AMI


since 2018


During the additive manufacturing process, data is transmitted via a large number of interfaces. These interfaces are used for a variety of purposes, from generating the required print information to connecting to systems such as PLM, ERP, QS systems to providing end-to-end protection by establishing a connection to an external blockchain.

The objective of the Additive Manufacturing Interfaces group is to examine the interfaces used in additive manufacturing processes with regard to interoperability and security aspects and to promote appropriate standardization efforts.

Milestones 2019

The group developed an additive manufacturing reference process that describes the steps involved throughout the entire process chain. Use cases were defined and described within this reference process. The knowledge gained will be published in a recommendation. The AMI group took a close look at the activities being performed by similar, existing AM project groups and kept an eye on evolving initiatives and standards. The group continued to pursue an exchange of information with the VDMA's Additive Manufacturing working group.

Outlook 2020

It is intended that the reference process be further refined in 2020 to include B2B and B2C scenarios, for example. The aim is to identify best practices for digitalization in additive manufacturing.


Kai Glaesner, Mercedes-Benz AG
E-Mail: kai.glaesner(at)


Stefan Just
E-Mail: stefan.just(at)
Tel.: +49 6151 92 87-475
Fax: +49 6151 92 87-326

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Continental AG
Fraunhofer IGD
HP Inc.
Mercedes-Benz AG
TU Darmstadt


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