HP inks agreement with Siemens to boost their additive manufacturing alliance
HP and Siemens have announced an expansion of their strategic alliance to help customers transform their businesses with industrial additive manufacturing (AM). Siemens and HP will expand their integrated additive manufacturing solution, incorporating new systems and software innovations 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 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, more sustainably, and at higher volumes than ever before.The companies announced the expanded alliance at an event to celebrate the addition of a new Polymer Competency Center to the Siemens Additive Manufacturing Experience Center (AMEC) in Erlangen, Germany, where HP has also unveiled its new industrial-performance HP Jet Fusion 5200 Series 3D printing solution.
Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Digital Industries, says, “We are excited to expand our collaboration with HP. 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.”
Christoph Schell, President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing and member of the Executive Leadership Team at HP Inc, comments, “We are proud to partner with Siemens to make high-performance parts, personalized products, and serialized 3D production a reality for our customers. 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 new manufacturing capabilities, innovative applications, and breakthrough business results for our customers.”
The expanded additive manufacturing solution from Siemens and HP integrates 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, backed by the industry’s leading forces, streamlines every phase of designing and 3D printing serialized 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 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 capitalize on the ongoing digital manufacturing innovations from both companies.
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.
HP, Siemens, and their customers will initially explore exciting new applications in areas such as personalization, fluid dynamics optimization, and energy absorption, to name a few.