Among its many partners, HP counts Siemens as one of its primary collaborators in the ongoing mission to transform 3D printing to a production technology. The company relied on Siemens’ software to develop and scale its innovative Multi Jet Fusion technology, and Siemens NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion, an extension of Siemens’ end-to-end design-to-production software solution for 3D printing, was introduced in September 2017.

Right now, Siemens PLM Connection Americas 2018, the largest Siemens PLM user-led conference, is going on in Phoenix, Arizona. At the conference this morning, the two companies announced that they are expanding their partnership in order to provide even more opportunities for innovations in 3D design and 3D printing.

Together, these 3D printing powerhouses will give users of Siemens’ NX and Solid Edge software more advanced functionality, so they can design and produce full-color 3D prints using HP’s MJF technology.

“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. 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,” said Tony Hemmelgarn, the President and CEO of the Siemens PLM Software business unit. “Expanding our partnership with HP allows us to continue to elevate additive manufacturing for end-use parts at industrial scale.”

HP’s Jet Fusion 300/500 3D printer series, which works for concept prototyping and short-run production for end-use products, is the first 3D printing solution that allows for the production of functional, engineering-grade parts in full color, black, or white in far less time than others. The series also supports the top color file formats, like 3MF, so users who take advantage of the new Solid Edge and NX for HP’s MJF will enjoy access to 3MF files that are ready for all of HP’s 3D printers – even the industrial Jet Fusion 4200/4210 and 300/500 solutions.

HP Jet Fusion 300/500 3D printing solution for functional prototyping and short-run production. [Image: HP]

By combining these top digital manufacturing technologies, the possible applications for Siemens’ software and HP’s MJF will grow, as customers can take advantage of advanced voxel capabilities to quickly and economically prototype and produce new 3D printed designs and end-part applications.

“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. 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,” said Stephen Nigro, the President of 3D Printing for HP Inc. “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.”

The extended collaboration between HP and Siemens is also creating new opportunities to accelerate 3D printing adoption at the industrial scale for those partners and customers who participate in Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Network. Additionally, HP’s MJF technology will be added as a foundational 3D printing platform to Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Experience Center in Erlangen, Germany, where customers can learn firsthand about the latest 3D printing technologies and applications in a friendly design and manufacturing environment.

Today at 5 PM on the PLM Connection main stage, Nigro will join Robert Jones, the Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Services for Siemens PLM Software, to talk more about the expanded offerings for its users.

Siemens and HP have a shared objective to speed up the manufacturing industry’s digital transformation by providing the required capabilities, such as industrial-scale 3D printing and generative design. By combining their 3D technology into one integrated solution, businesses can start to reinvent manufacturing, improve their business models, and reimagine their existing products for the better.

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