Siemens Has announced that it will be focusing more on 3D Printing initiatives in the United States, to help accelerate the US additive manufacturing sector through serial additive manufacture.
Steve Vosmik, Head of Siemens Additive Manufacturing in the United States said: “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.”
Siemens claims that it wants to help machine builders by offering their services. The company’s Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration hub (CATCH), which is located in Charlotte, North Carolina will serve as a platform for machine manufacturers, machine users, and additive design engineers.
“More than 100 machine builders from around the world are implementing Siemens automation solutions to industrialise their machines,” said Rajas Sukthankar, Vice President, Motion Control, Siemens Industry, Inc. “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.”
Siemens says it can assist additive manufacturing ‘job shops’ as well as Tier One production facilities with end-to-end solutions, 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.
Vosmik adds: “This comprehensive suite of software and motion control hardware offerings makes Siemens a viable partner at every step of the AM process.”
Siemens has added technology to CATCH that will incorporate metal binder technology by purchasing and installing an ExOne/Desktop Metal Production System Meltio Robotic System with Siemens SINUMERIK RunMyRobot onboard. SINUMERIK RunMyRobot controls an industrial robot’s kinematics as it integrates into the CNC machine.
Siemens will also establish an additive manufacturing advisory panel of industry leaders, from various industries, technical disciplines and backgrounds, to guide the company. Vosmik adds: “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.”