Siemens and Materials Solutions’ Advanced Innovation Centre to cater to Energy and Aerospace Sector in U.S.

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Above: Materials Solutions factory in Worcester, UK/Image Credit: Material Solutions

Siemens, the global electrification, automation and digitalization powerhouse, together with Materials Solutions – a Siemens Business – officially announced the opening of a new advanced innovation centre this week in Orlando, Florida.

The advanced innovation centre is the only one of its kind in the U.S. to offer a unique pairing of design with manufacturing, implementing robotics, rapid prototyping, scanning, digital tools and on-site metal additive manufacturing. The Siemens advanced innovation centre will focus on rapid problem solving supporting the company’s energy businesses, while Materials Solutions will offer additive services to support the innovation centre and external customers. 

The opening event was graced by Vinod Philip, CEO of Siemens Service Power Generation, Steve Conner, CEO of Siemens Energy, Inc., Markus Seibold, VP of Additive Manufacturing at Siemens Power Generation Operations, and Mark Kamphaus, head of Technology & Innovation for Siemens Service Power Generation. The event was also attended by Siemens employees and key customers in the energy sector as well as guests from other high-performance industries such as aerospace.

Advanced Innovation Centre

Advanced Innovation Centre
Above: Vinod Philip, CEO Service Power Generation for Siemens Gas & Power, speaking at the official opening ceremony of the Siemens Advanced Innovation Centre in Orlando, Florida/Image Credit: Siemens

The advanced innovation centre occupies a huge 17,000 sq. ft. area and is equipped with the state-of-the-art manufacturing and inspection technologies to enable faster solutions for industry opportunities, and encouraging innovation for the creation of new, advanced components and digital solutions. With a clear focus on developing world-class prototypes and services, the centre will encourage the fostering of new ideas, methodologies and business models and boasts the latest automation tools such as robotic machines, 3D printer, and 3D scanners.

“This advanced innovation centre is unique, bringing together a multitude of our innovative processes under one roof. The combination of these competencies, with the 12 years of experience in metal additive that Materials Solutions brings, provides us with a distinctive capability to support the development of holistic additive solutions/services to our customers in our energy business, as well as in high-performance industries such as aerospace, automotive and others.”

– Tim Holt, COO of Siemens Gas and Power

Materials Solutions – a Siemens business, is one of the market leaders offering an integrated solution from software through automation to engineering and manufacturing of final applications. Its production capabilities comprise more than 15 EOS printers with different capabilities. Materials Solutions had earlier opened a factory in Worcester, December 2018.

With the launch of the new advanced innovation centre in US, the company will serve the US market especially in the energy and aerospace sector.

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