HP and Siemens Further Additive Manufacturing Alliance

HP and Siemens have deepened their alliance to advance digital manufacturing.


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HP and Siemens have expanded their alliance to further their integrated additive manufacturing (AM) solution, incorporating new systems and software including overall product lifecycle management (PLM), AM factory optimization, industrial 3D printing and data intelligence, manufacturing execution and performance analytics.

The integration of HP’s 3D printing Jet Fusion 5200 series 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, the companies say.

“Innovative partnerships and cutting-edge technologies such as additive manufacturing are essential for the digital transformation of companies across industries. Siemens and HP are thinking ahead to the future and are bringing together the best from both companies in a complete, industry-specific solution that will accelerate the adoption of industrial additive manufacturing and help our customers to increase flexibility, efficiency and speed of digital manufacturing,” says Klaus Helmrich, CEO of Siemens Digital Industries and member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG.

“HP and Siemens share the vision that digital manufacturing systems are catalysts for change – expanded software, data, services, and industrial production solutions that lead to manufacturing capabilities, applications and business results for our customers,” says Christoph Schell, president of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing and member of the executive leadership team at HP Inc.

The companies are expected to integrate 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 is expected to streamline every phase of designing and 3D printing serialized parts – with greater scale, higher quality and less waste, according to the companies.

The alliance 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, as well as Teamcenter for PLM, Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, Simatic IT for manufacturing execution, and MindSphere for performance analytics and Industrial IoT.

The cooperation is coupled with the new Siemens Polymer Competency Center, an addition to the Siemens Additive Manufacturing Experience Center (AMEC) in Erlangen, Germany, which will be the focal point for the two companies to work jointly with automotive and industrial customers to create product designs, bring 3D printed parts to market faster and set up digital factory environments.