- Company increases focus on additive manufacturing research and development to help accelerate transformation of American manufacturing
Siemens, a global leader in additive manufacturing (AM) technology, is expanding its focus on Additive Manufacturing initiatives in the US to help accelerate the transformation of the US AM industry through serial additive manufacturing. To do so, Siemens partners with Meltio, and has installed the Meltio Robotic System at CATCH – the Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH), located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This is under the various additive manufacturing initiatives it is taking up to grow in the US market.
“We are on the threshold of a new frontier in American industry, where the implementation of additive manufacturing will bring fundamental changes to the landscape, end-to-end, from product to machine to manufacturing. Siemens is very excited to be at the forefront of this process.”– Steve Vosmik, Head of Siemens Additive Manufacturing in the United States
Siemens partners with Meltio
Siemens is committed to assisting the domestic (US) AM machine builder community by providing world-class motion control, automation hardware, digitalization software, and technology capabilities. Siemens will serve as an ecosystem platform for machine builders, machine users, and additive design engineers from its Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH) in Charlotte, North Carolina.
“More than 100 machine builders from around the world are implementing Siemens automation solutions to industrialize their machines. Now it’s time to support even more customers and accelerate their transformation from single machines to series additive manufacturing factories. North America is heading in this direction.”– Rajas Sukthankar, Vice-President, Motion Control, Siemens Industry, Inc.
Siemens can provide end-to-end solutions for AM job shops and Tier One production facilities, including product design software, digital twin machine simulation, and virtual execution of manufacturing methods, with full data feedback into the design protocol for necessary adjustments prior to machine building.
According to Vosmik, “This comprehensive suite of software and motion control hardware offerings makes Siemens a viable partner at every step of the AM process.”
Siemens is incorporating metal binder jet technology into CATCH by purchasing and installing an ExOne/Desktop Metal Production System and Meltio Robotic System with the Siemens SINUMERIK RunMyRobot application onboard. SINUMERIK RunMyRobot manages an industrial robot’s kinematic path as it integrates with a CNC machine.
Siemens is also establishing an Additive Manufacturing Advisory Board of renowned industry leaders in AM drawn from various industries and technical disciplines to provide guidance to the company as it seeks to support the AM market’s rapidly growing needs.
Vosmik concluded saying, “We are looking forward to engaging and collaborating with this talented group of industry experts as we move ahead together into this exciting new world of manufacturing in America.”
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