9/15/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Partnership Integrates HP Multi Jet Fusion with Siemens NX Software

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A new Siemens NX AM module for HP Multi Jet Fusion enables users to design, optimize, simulate and prepare print jobs within a single environment.

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HP and Siemens PLM Software have partnered to create an additive manufacturing (AM) software module. The HP-certified module, Siemens NX for HP Multi Jet Fusion, is now available from Siemens PLM Software as an extension to its end-to-end design-to-production solution for additive manufacturing.

The companies say that the NX software module will allow customers to develop and manage parts in a single software environment for HP 3D printing projects, avoid costly and time-consuming data conversions and third-party tools, and improve overall design-to-finished-part workflow efficiency. Siemens and HP say they are also creating future technology roadmaps to enable designers and engineers to completely reimagine products to take advantage of HP’s 3D printing capabilities, escape the limitations of conventional manufacturing, and cost-effectively produce new products at faster speeds. 

Siemens’ new software module will enable NX customers to combine design, optimization, simulation, preparation of print jobs and inspection processes for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed parts in a managed environment. Users can now load multiple 3D part models into NX, and auto nest and submit them to an HP 3D printer, all in a single environment and with a minimum of steps. The NX and Multi Jet Fusion integration also eliminates the need for data conversion between software applications or process steps, the companies say. In the future, the software could allow control over material characteristics down to the individual voxel level, providing the ability to print parts with variable textures, density, strength and friction, as well as thermal, electrical, and conductivity characteristics.

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