HP and Siemens have announced an expansion of their strategic alliance for industrial additive manufacturing. The companies will incorporate 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 and at higher volumes than before.
The cooperation 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.
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. HP, Siemens, and their customers will initially explore exciting new applications in areas such as personalisation, fluid dynamics optimisation, and energy absorption, to name a few.
The solution 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 HP MJF 5200 and 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. HP and Siemens will continue to align future technology roadmaps to ensure customers can capitalise on the ongoing digital manufacturing innovations from both companies.
Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Digital Industries both the companies collaborating to develop 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
Christoph Schell, President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing and member of the Executive Leadership Team, HP Inc, said digital manufacturing systems are catalysts for change – expanded software, data, services, and industrial production solutions that lead to new manufacturing capabilities, innovative applications, and breakthrough business results for our customers.
Martin Goede, Head of Technology Planning and Development at Volkswagen, said the company sees enormous opportunities for digital manufacturing technologies to speed its innovation cycle, bring new products to market faster, and improve our manufacturing efficiency and sustainability and deliver greater experiences for the customers.