Siemens opens Additive Manufacturing Network
Industrial giant’s online service offers order-to-delivery management for 3D printing.
Siemens announced the official launch of its Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network, an online order-to-delivery collaboration platform for the industrial additive manufacturing community. According to Siemens, the service connects AM buyers with a global supplier network.
“Siemens’ additive manufacturing experts and industry veterans have developed the additive manufacturing 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,” said Zvi Feuer, Senior Vice President Manufacturing Engineering at Siemens Digital Industries Software. “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.”
Through the AM Network’s web portal, users can facilitate order management; part preparation; jobs planning and scheduling (e.g. printer allocation, part nesting, slicing preparation, etc.); print execution and reporting and shipping.
Current AM Network supplier partners include Stratasys, Materialise, Materials Solutions, Alphacam and Additive Minds, among others. Siemens also announced that an existing partnership with HP will be expanded to integrate HP’s 3D printers and Digital Manufacturing Network with the Siemens AM Network. The HP Digital Manufacturing Network is a global community of digital manufacturing service providers.
“Siemens and HP share a collective goal to help accelerate the journey to digital manufacturing for customers,” said 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.”