Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)
HP and Siemens strengthen additive manufacturing alliance
May 9, 2019 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
May 9, 2019 – Siemens and HP will expand their partnership and integrated additive manufacturing (AM) solution to include overall product lifecycle management (PLM), AM factory optimization, industrial 3D printing and data intelligence, manufacturing execution, and performance analytics.
The solution combines HP’s 3D printing and 3D data platform, including its new HP Jet Fusion 5200 system, with Siemens Digital Industries Software including Siemens NX CAD/CAE, NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion software module with direct printer interface (undergoing certification by HP for its Jet Fusion 5200 Series to be available later this year).
It also includes Teamcenter for PLM, Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, Simatic IT for manufacturing execution, and MindSphere for performance analytics and Industrial IoT.
The companies announced the expanded alliance at an event to celebrate the addition of a new Polymer Competency Center to the Siemens Additive Manufacturing Experience Center (AMEC) in Erlangen, Germany. The centre will be the focal point for the two companies to work jointly with automotive and industrial customers to create unique product designs, bring 3D printed parts to market faster, and set up digital factory environments that unleash the full potential of additive manufacturing.
“We are excited to expand our collaboration with HP,” says Klaus Helmrich, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of Digital Industries. “Innovative partnerships and cutting-edge technologies such as additive manufacturing are essential for the digital transformation of companies across industries.”
The expanded additive manufacturing solution from Siemens and HP integrates hardware, software, data intelligence and services to optimize the efficiency of the entire manufacturing process, from design and simulation through production planning, execution, quality and control. This integrated, closed-loop environment streamlines every phase of designing and 3D printing serialized parts – which the companies say results in greater scale, higher quality and less waste.
“We are proud to partner with Siemens to make high-performance parts, personalized products, and serialized 3D production a reality for our customers,” says Christoph Schell, president of 3D printing and digital manufacturing and member of the executive leadership team at HP Inc.
HP, Siemens and their customers will initially explore new applications in areas such as personalization, fluid dynamics optimization, and energy absorption, to name a few.