Siemens and Desktop Metal join forces to accelerate Sustainable Additive Manufacturing at scale

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Siemens and Desktop Metal collaborate to accelerate sustainable Additive Manufacturing at scale
Above: Siemens and Desktop Metal collaborate to accelerate sustainable Additive Manufacturing at scale/Source: Desktop Metal

Siemens Digital Industry and Desktop Metal, Inc., global leaders in digitalization and additive manufacturing technologies, announced a multifaceted partnership yesterday to accelerate sustainable additive manufacturing at scale. The idea is to increase the adoption of additive manufacturing for production applications, with a focus on the world’s largest manufacturers.

The broad collaboration will have an impact on many aspects of the Desktop Metal business and will benefit end users in a variety of ways

Accelerating Sustainable Additive Manufacturing at scale

The partnership will help in increased integration of Siemens technology, including operational technology, information technology, and automation, into Desktop Metal‘s AM 2.0 systems.

Siemens simulation and planning tools for machine and factory design will be fully integrate Desktop Metal solutions. Siemens Digital Twin tools, for example, are now used to design some machines, and Siemens Advanta can simulate all levels of the binder jetting process and global plant planning, allowing for fast and reliable factory planning decisions.

Siemens and Desktop Metal will collaborate to promote the benefits of AM 2.0 technologies, with a particular emphasis on binder jet 3D printing as a key technology solution for reducing waste, producing more, and building more resilient supply chains.

“Additive Manufacturing plays a crucial role as horizontal technology for many industries on their way to improved material efficiency and decarbonization.”

– Tim Bell, head of the Siemens Additive Manufacturing business in the United States

Bell continued, “We are very excited about this partnership with Desktop Metal. Combining our digital twin concept for planning and simulation as well as the automation of the production systems with the technology of Desktop Metal will accelerate the transformation to scale. As additive manufacturing continues its path to industrialization, collaborations like this will drive additive manufacturing to greater levels of quality and throughput only traditional manufacturing methods profit from today.”

“We’re proud to partner with Siemens to improve the integration of Desktop Metal solutions into existing trusted Siemens manufacturing infrastructures, which can help manufacturers prove out their manufacturing resources and concepts prior to the purchase of full work cells.”

– Ric Fulop, Founder and CEO of Desktop Metal

Fulop added, “Enabling customers to simulate different task-time scenarios for the full binder jetting process can help customers plan before they purchase any equipment. As our technology continues to make inroads toward high-volume production, we believe Siemens technology will be of increasing value to our customers.”

In addition, the two companies will collaborate on specific industrial-scale projects involving data handling as well as environmental, health, and safety issues.

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