Siemens and Stratasys have officially launched a formal partnership to integrate Digital Factory and additive manufacturing (AM) solutions. This collaboration is focused on setting the foundation for integrating AM into the traditional manufacturing workflow, a press release states.
Stratasys and Siemens have been collaborating on multiple projects including the direct link from Siemens’ NX software for CAD/CAM/CAE to Stratasys’ GrabCAD Print platform—enabling a seamless design-to-3D print workflow—and the recently previewed Stratasys Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator that incorporates Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software and its motion control and CNC (computer numerically controlled) automation technologies, to produce strong, lightweight performance parts, according to both companies.
“Siemens is enthusiastic about this partnership with Stratasys and the opportunity to help our customers adopt a new manufacturing mindset that we believe will result in better products produced more economically and delivered more efficiently,” said Zvi Feuer, SVP Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “We are committed to the industrialization of additive manufacturing with all of its unique advantages, including complex part geometries, on-demand production and mass customization. This relationship helps set the course for continued innovation and leadership through the tight integration of our product lines and through collaboration on comprehensive additive manufacturing solutions.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.