German industrial conglomerate Siemens has announced an expansion of its additive manufacturing alliance with HP.
As part of the alliance, HP and Siemens will expand their integrated additive manufacturing solution, incorporating new systems and software including product lifecycle management (PLM), additive manufacturing factory optimisation, industrial 3D printing and data intelligence, manufacturing execution and performance analytics.
The integration of HP’s new Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution with Siemens’ digital enterprise offerings would help industries bring parts to markets faster and provide cost-efficiency, sustainability and higher volumes. Also, the companies announced the addition of a new Polymer Competency Center to the Siemens Additive Manufacturing Experience Center (AMEC) in Erlangen, Germany.
“We are excited to expand our collaboration with HP. Innovative partnerships and cutting-edge technologies such as additive manufacturing are essential for the digital transformation of companies across industries,” said Klaus Helmrich, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of digital industries.
Helmrich said that the new solutions from the partnership would help accelerate the adoption of industrial additive manufacturing, which would provide customers with more flexibility, efficiency and speed of digital manufacturing.
Christoph Schell, president of 3D printing and digital manufacturing and member of the executive leadership team at HP, said, “HP and Siemens share the vision that digital manufacturing systems are catalysts for change.”
Schell added that the expanded software, data, services and industrial production capabilities would help take 3D printing further and provide innovative future applications in the area.
The expanded additive manufacturing alliance would help in the complete cycle of 3D printing: From design and simulation through production planning, to execution, quality and control. The closed-loop environment streamlines every phase of the designing and 3D printing of serialised parts, the release said.