Siemens has launched its Additive Manufacturing Network, a cloud-based solution fostering collaboration between engineers, and suppliers for the creation of 3D printed parts.
Furthermore, the company’s oil and gas division, Siemens Gas and Power and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) have partnered to develop additive manufacturing training services that will be offered through Materials Solutions. Zvi Feuer, Senior Vice President Manufacturing Engineering at Siemens Digital Industries Software, said:
“Siemens’ additive manufacturing experts and industry veterans have developed the network based on a clear understanding of the complexities and needs of the industry, fostered by a sincere passion to promote the adoption of AM in the industrial domain. As buyers, sellers and partners continue to plug into the ecosystem, they will find a streamlined, modular solution that can grow with each company’s individual needs.”
Presently, the company is displaying its upgraded portfolio of industrial software at Formnext, Hall 12.1, Booth D81.
The Siemens Additive Manufacturing Network
The Siemens Additive Manufacturing Network was established following pilots with Decathlon, Siemens Gas & Power, Siemens Mobility, HP and Materialise. It aims to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing for industrial applications. Thus, the Network digitalizes order-to-delivery processes through connected buyers and global suppliers.
As the largest sporting goods retailer, Decathlon has implemented the Network to manage its additive manufacturing ordering process and control production progress in order to scale global production. Furthermore, Siemens Gas & Power is using the Network to be more agile in its response to real-time inquiries. Through Siemens’ suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions, the Network is also said to meet stringent requirements for security, availability and regulatory compliance.
Moreover, Siemens has further expanded its partnership with HP through the Additive Manufacturing Network to target the automotive industry and other industrial markets. Therefore, HP’s 3D printing technology, as well as the HP Digital Manufacturing Network partners, will be integrated into the Siemens AM Network.
“Siemens and HP share a collective goal to help accelerate the journey to digital manufacturing for customers,” added Rob Mesaros, Global Head of Services and Alliances, HP 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing.
“Adding HP Multi Jet Fusion Solutions and HP Digital Manufacturing Network plastic production partners to the Siemens AM Network is a strong enabler for customers looking to use 3D printing for industrial production.”
Siemens Gas & Power and ASME
As a result of Siemens Gas & Power and ASME’s recent agreement, new additive manufacturing training solutions will be created to better support Siemens’ customers. Thus, ASME will apply its competency model framework, course development methodology, and learning and development platform to construct course curriculums. This will cover the end-to-end additive value chain, real-world applications, design for AM, material considerations, and post-printing processes.
“The agreement between Siemens and ASME is another milestone to support further adoption of additive manufacturing as an industrialized technology,” stated Markus Seibold, Vice President of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Power Generation Operations.
“Cross-industry collaborations to advance AM adoption will promote innovation in design, material development, and real, functional applications across the industry. Thanks to the collaboration with ASME, we can provide the experience of our experts to our customers and industries all over the world.”
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Featured image shows a 3D printed burner head. Photo via Materials Solutions.