HP Inc and Siemens expand 3D print collaboration

Objects designed in Siemens software can printed to engineering-grade on HP 3D printers

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HP Inc and Siemens expand 3D print collaboration HP and Siemens have expanded their collaboration to enable companies to 3D print industrial grade parts in colour.
By  Mark Sutton Published  June 13, 2018

HP Inc and Siemens have expanded their collaboration to offer more capabilities to print parts designed in Siemens PLM software on HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers.

Siemens and HP will enable users of Siemens' NX software and Solid Edge software to design and produce full color 3D-printed parts. HP's Jet Fusion 3D 300/500 series is the industry's first 3D printing solution for the production of engineering-grade, functional parts in full colour, black or white - with voxel-level control - in a fraction of the time of other solutions.

The Jet Fusion 3D 300/500 series also supports the leading colour file formats including 3MF, enabling designers to easily produce the colour parts they want with a reliable workflow. Users taking advantage of NX and Solid Edge for HP's Multi Jet Fusion technology will have access to 3MF files ready for HP's entire portfolio of printers including the industrial-grade HP Jet Fusion 4200/4210 and 300/500 solutions.

"Our users will now be able to apply the power and flexibility of Siemens' NX and Solid Edge product design software to HP's groundbreaking 3D printing technology, opening a world of new design possibilities with the availability of full-color parts," said Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO, Siemens PLM Software. "We share HP's vision that 3D printing is empowering companies to reinvent their product lifecycles to prosper and thrive in manufacturing's all-digital future. Expanding our partnership with HP allows us to continue to elevate additive manufacturing for end-use parts at industrial scale."

The companies said the combination of technologies will dramatically expand the potential applications for Siemens' market-leading digital innovation software and HP's disruptive Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology. Customers will have the ability to quickly and economically prototype and produce new designs and end-part applications with advanced voxel capabilities. In addition, the collaboration creates new opportunities to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing at an industrial scale for customers and partners that participate in Siemens' Additive Manufacturing Network.

"Adding the full-colour capabilities of HP's expanded Multi Jet Fusion platform to Siemens' market-leading design and manufacturing solutions creates an immense new set of possibilities for products and applications," said Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing, HP Inc. "It is exciting to deliver the power of our technologies to customers large and small, fundamentally changing the 3D printing end-to-end process, from design to prototyping and ultimately manufacturing. This is another pivotal step not just for our companies, but for the entire global manufacturing ecosystem, as together with Siemens we change the way the world designs and manufactures."

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