“Revolutionizing Additive Manufacturing: Siemens Collaborates with Castor, EOS, and AMbitious”


Siemens, an industrial manufacturing company, is expanding its additive manufacturing ecosystem by incorporating partner solutions on the Siemens Xcelerator Marketplace. This action aims to enhance AM industrialization and amplify customer benefits via partner offerings from Castor, EOS, and AMbitious, which cater to a range of aspects of industrial 3D printing. Siemens has crafted a strong ecosystem via partnerships with over 110 machine manufacturers and software providers, with amplification plans at Formnext 2023 to incorporate auxiliary partner solutions. The Siemens Xcelerator epitomizes a digital business platform that bolsters AM through digital transformation, and secures smooth interoperability and integration for customers. Visitors can discover partner offerings at Siemens (12.1 | D119), Castor (12.1 | B133), EOS (11.1 | D41), and AMbitious (12.0 | E99) booths.


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Boosting Additive Manufacturing Abilities

The initial participants in the AM Marketplace offer solutions that support Siemens’ objective to modernize manufacturing. These solutions include component identification, carbon footprint evaluation, and wide-ranging training for AM manufacturers. Siemens intends to keep growing this public Marketplace to supplement its current solutions, designed for various industries.

The software developed by Castor executes both a technical and economic evaluation of parts existing in discrete product designs within the manufacturing industry, identifying those fit for additive manufacturing. It evaluates the suitability of materials and technology while determining the financial break-even point between AM and traditional manufacturing approaches. Besides, this software smoothly links with common PLM systems like Siemens Teamcenter.

EOS offers the EOS Carbon Calculator, which lets AM users assess the effect of the production process and material selection on a product’s carbon footprint. This software executes a transparent CO2e assessment, providing insights into methods of cutting emissions during AM production. The Calculator uses a data-centric method that simplifies the setting and adjusting of CO2e objectives.

AMbitious notably capitalizes on the in-depth expertise of AM specialists at Toolcraft AG. A variety of support options are available, such as technology consulting, VR training for metal-based powder bed additive manufacturing, and a maintenance application. This solution can be accessed either as a Mendix-based app or a web-based tool, delivering real-time data to improve plant operations while lowering waste and cost.

Expanding AM ecosystem and solutions

The manufacturer of laser metal deposition technology, Meltio, launched the Meltio Engine Software Partners ecosystem, with the goal of delivering a wide spectrum of trustworthy software solutions for the Meltio Engine Robot Integration and the Meltio Engine CNC Integration. This joint venture with leading software companies in the additive manufacturing environment results in an all-inclusive collection of software tools. Companies involved include SKM DCAM by SKM Informatik, AdaOne by Adaxis, AiSync by AiBuild, Esprit by Hexagon, Fusion 360 by Autodesk, and others. This effort is tailored towards delivering comprehensive software solutions for hybrid and robotic platforms, thus enhancing the functionality of Meltio’s technology.

3D printing service provider Materialise integrated seven technology partners into its CO-AM platform, covering design, pre-printing automation, printing, post-processing, and traceability for 3D printed parts. Having integrated into CO-AM, Materialise Magics introduced a novel workflow automation feature. The partners include Twikit, Trinckle, SLM Solutions, Additive Marking, AMT, DyeMansion, and PostProcess, enhancing various aspects of 3D printing.

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