HP, Siemens Expand Partnership for 3D Design, Additive Manufacturing

The companies say this expansion is a major step forward not just for their partnership but for 3D manufacturing globally.

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Palo Alto, California-based HP announces an expansion of its collaboration with Germany-based industrial manufacturing company Siemens on 3D printing.

The companies say the expansion will enable even more functionality across a broader set of Siemens product lifecycle management (PLM) software to change the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s MultiJet Fusion 3D printing technology.

Users of Siemens’ NX software and Solid Edge software will be able to design and produce full color 3D-printed parts on HP’s Jet Fusion 3D 300/500 series printers.

“Our users will now be able to apply the power and flexibility of Siemens’ NX and Solid Edge product design software to HP’s groundbreaking 3D printing technology, opening a world of new design possibilities with the availability of full-color parts,” says Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO, Siemens PLM Software. “We share HP’s vision that 3D printing is empowering companies to reinvent their product lifecycles to prosper and thrive in manufacturing’s all-digital future. Expanding our partnership with HP allows us to continue to elevate additive manufacturing for end-use parts at industrial scale.”

The companies say the new announcement expands the potential applications for Siemens’ digital innovation software and HP’s disruptive MultiJet Fusion 3D printing technology. Customers will have the ability to quickly and economically prototype and produce new designs and end-part applications with advanced voxel capabilities. In addition, the collaboration creates new opportunities to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing at an industrial scale for customers and partners that participate in Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Network.

“Adding the full-color capabilities of HP’s expanded Multi Jet Fusion platform to Siemens’ market-leading design and manufacturing solutions creates an immense new set of possibilities for products and applications,” says Stephen Nigro, president of 3D Printing, HP Inc. “It is exciting to deliver the power of our technologies to customers large and small, fundamentally changing the 3D printing end-to-end process, from design to prototyping and ultimately manufacturing. This is another pivotal step not just for our companies, but for the entire global manufacturing ecosystem, as together with Siemens we change the way the world designs and manufactures.”

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Tony Kindelspire

Tony Kindelspire is the former digital content editor of Sign & Digital Graphics & WRAPS magazines.

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