HP, Siemens partner to develop 3D technology in industrial production

ANI | Updated: Sep 08, 2017 16:39 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept 8 (ANI): In a move to develop 3D printing technology for product development and industrial production, HP's Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology on Friday integrated with Siemens' flagship NX to develop Siemens NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion for production-scale industrial 3D printing.

The new software module, Siemens NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion, is now available from Siemens PLM Software">Siemens PLM Software as an extension to Siemens' end-to-end design-to-production solution for additive manufacturing.

The NX™ software module allows customers to develop and manage parts in a single software environment for their HP 3D printing projects, avoid costly and time-consuming data conversions and third-party tools, and improve their overall design-to-finished-part workflow efficiency.

"HP and Siemens are bringing together the best in design and manufacturing workflow software for the best in 3D printing, unleashing a wave of new product possibilities with the speed, quality, and economics required for the modern digital industrial era," said Michelle Bockman, global head of 3D Printing Commercial Expansion and Development, HP Inc.

The NX and Multi Jet Fusion integration also eliminates the need for data conversion between software applications or process steps and, in the future, is intended to allow unprecedented control, including material characteristics down to the individual voxel-level. This will result in the ability to print parts with variable textures, density, strength and friction, as well as thermal, electrical, and conductivity characteristics.

"As products become more complex and individualized, we look forward to the next frontier of 3D printed parts with multiple materials, tunable mechanical properties and integrated electronics," said Zvi Feuer, senior vice president of Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software">Siemens PLM Software. (ANI)

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