The production of aluminium light-weight components by generative laser technologies is an innovative technique. The goal of GenerAl is the development of superior mechanical properties out of common (Al-Mg-Si) and innovative (Al-Mg-X) aluminium alloys, out of which high-quality light-weight components without additional tools only by FEM-based design optimization can be produced. Recycling aspects about the re-use of all powder fractions will also be considered.