8/21/2015 | 1 MINUTE READ

Siemens Expands Frontier Partner Program

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The program’s pilot members are a group of 3D printing startups focused on solving industrial users’ challenges.


Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Siemens is expanding the startup Frontier Partner program run by Siemens Technology to Business (TTB) and Siemens PLM to include robotics technologies entrepreneurs as well as 3D printing innovators. The expansion was announced at Bold Bets: Tomorrow’s Industrial Entrepreneurship (And How Everything Will Change), an event held by The Atlantic at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Frontier Partner program supports manufacturing-focused startups in the product development phase with access to developmental resources. Startups accepted into the pilot receive a year-long license to a comprehensive suite of Siemens’ PLM software that enables them to develop a new product. Additionally, participants have access to Siemens development mentors and other technology partners who utilize Siemens software.

The initial phase of the program enrolled several startups focusing on 3D printing innovations. These initial members are Authentise, engineering software to securely stream 3D designs directly to printers; Avante Technology LLC, providing software that repairs and prepares 3D files for printing; Matterfab, developing a metal 3D printer for industrial use; MatterMachine, platform enabling scalable bespoke manufacturing; and nTopology Inc., building software to generate optimized 3D lattice structures.

The pilot startups were chosen because they are all focused on solving industrial users’ challenges that are encountered with 3D printing including reliability, scalability and ease-of-use for mass-scale applications. With the expansion, startups with a focused on robotics will also be able to access the Frontier Partner program.