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HP and Siemens deepen additive manufacturing alliance

HP and Siemens have announced an expansion of their strategic alliance in industrial additive manufacturing (AM).

The two companies will incorporate new systems and software innovations including overall product life-cycle management (PLM), AM factory optimisation and industrial 3D printing.

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.

This integrated, closed-loop environment streamlines every phase of designing and 3D printing serialised parts – with greater scale, higher quality, and less waste.

The solution combines HP’s 3D printing and 3D data platform, including its new HP Jet Fusion 5200 system, with Siemens Digital Industries Software.

This includes 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.

It also includes 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, which will be the focal point for the two companies to work jointly with automotive and industrial customers.