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HP And Siemens Expand Opportunities For 3D Design And Additive Manufacturing Innovation

Arizona, US: At Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2018 on 4 June 2018—one of the largest events for Siemens’ PLM software users, HP Incorporated and Siemens expanded their longstanding collaboration to enable even more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens PLM software to change the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.

Siemens’ NX And Solid Edge Software Deliver Support For Full-Color 3D Printing Capabilities Through HP Multi Jet Fusion

With the latest releases, Siemens, a leader in digital innovation software; and HP, the global industry leader in 3D printing, will enable users of Siemens’ NX software and Solid Edge software to design and produce full-colour 3D-printed parts.

HP’s Jet Fusion 3D 300/500 series is the industry’s first 3D printing solution for the production of engineering-grade, functional parts in full colour, black or white—with voxel-level control—in a fraction of the time of other solutions.

The Jet Fusion 3D 300/500 series also supports leading colour file formats including 3MF, enabling designers to easily produce the colour parts they want with a reliable workflow. Users taking advantage of NX and Solid Edge for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology will have access to 3MF files ready for HP’s entire portfolio of printers including the industrial-grade HP Jet Fusion 4200/4210 and 300/500 solutions.

“Our users will now be able to apply the power and flexibility of Siemens’ NX and Solid Edge product design software to HP’s 3D printing technology, opening a world of new design possibilities with the availability of full-color parts,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, president and chief executive officer, 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,” Mr Hemmelgarn added.

The combination of the two leading digital manufacturing technologies dramatically expands the potential applications for Siemens’ market-leading digital innovation software and HP’s disruptive Multi Jet 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-colour 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,” said 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.”

Multi Jet Fusion 3D Technology Showcased In Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Experience Centre

HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology will also be showcased as a foundational 3D printing platform in Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Experience Centre in Erlangen, Germany, which invites customers to discover the latest additive manufacturing technologies and their applications first-hand in a design and manufacturing showroom environment.

Siemens and HP share the objective to accelerate the digital transformation of the manufacturing industry, providing all of the necessary capabilities, from generative design for product innovation through 3D printing for industrial-scale manufacturing.

Through generative design, companies can automate innovative designs directly from functional requirements which can result in enhanced functional performance for parts and products. Using HP Multi Jet Fusion technology, companies can manufacture these innovative parts more economically at larger production volume.

Together, HP’s 3D printing solutions and Siemens’ technology combine in a single integrated solution that enables businesses to reimagine products, reinvent manufacturing and rethink business models.

Changing The Way The World Designs And Manufactures

Stephen Nigro, president of HP 3D Printing, joined Robert Jones, executive vice president of global sales and services for Siemens PLM Software, on the PLM Connection mainstage on 4 June 2018 to share more about these expanded offerings for Siemens’ PLM users.

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