Industrialization of 3DP, strengthening metal AM

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May 20, 2022

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Siemens and Roboze are partnering to create complete workflows for the industrialization of 3D printing (3DP) and increase the production opportunities of companies involved in aerospace, energy, and mobility.

Main activities will focus on digitalization and automation projects to address current and future challenges while turning current obstacles into new opportunities to generate success.

The priorities demonstrate the flexibility, agility, and scalability that companies need to move rapidly toward digital transformation.

Siemens also announced a collaboration with Xerox Elem Additive Solutions aimed at strengthening both of their metal additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities.

Siemens purchased an ElemX metal 3D printer, adding to its fleet of additive machines inside its Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH). The CATCH facility focuses on the industrialization of AM, working with machine builders, material suppliers, and end-customers. The ElemX leverages Xerox’s liquid metal AM that uses aluminum wire and incorporates Siemens’ Sinumerik 840D sl control platform with embedded digital twin technology to optimize the printing process.

ElemX is a simple, safe 3D metal printer for aerospace, defense, industrial, and transportation manufacturing. The printer doesn’t require any special facility modifications for operation and needs minimal post-processing resulting in a faster time-to-part.

Roboze

Siemens Corp.

Xerox