30/05/2019 – News / Technology / 3D Printing / Industrial Additive Manufacturing / Siemens / HP
HP and Siemens deepen additive manufacturing alliance to advance digital manufacturing
(Left to right) Christoph Schell, President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing at HP Inc., and Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO Digital Industries
HP and Siemens have announced an expansion of their strategic alliance to help customers transform their businesses with industrial additive manufacturing (AM).
Siemens, a leader in automation and digitalisation, and HP, the leader in industrial 3D printing, will expand their integrated additive manufacturing solution, incorporating new systems and software innovations including overall product lifecycle management (PLM), AM 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 enables industrial companies to bring 3D printed parts to market faster, more cost-effectively, more sustainably, and at higher volumes than ever before.
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, where HP also unveiled its new industrial-performance HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution.
Streamlined 3D printing of serialised parts
The expanded additive manufacturing solution from Siemens and HP integrates hardware, software, data intelligence, and services to optimise the efficiency of the entire manufacturing process – from design and simulation through production planning, execution, quality, and control. This integrated, closed-loop environment, backed by the industry's leading forces, streamlines every phase of designing and 3D printing serialised parts – with greater scale, higher quality, and less waste.
The co-operation is coupled with the new Siemens Polymer Competency Center, which 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.
HP, Siemens, and their customers – including carmaker Volvo – will initially explore exciting new applications in areas such as personalisation, fluid dynamics optimisation, and energy absorption, to name a few.