Desktop Metal, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, and Siemens have partnered to accelerate the adoption of Additive Manufacturing for production applications, with a focus on the world’s largest manufacturers.
This collaboration is expected to offer increased integration of Siemens technology in Desktop Metal’s AM 2.0 systems, including operational technology, information technology, and automation. Desktop Metal solutions will be fully integrated into Siemens simulation and planning tools for machine and factory design. For example, Siemens Digital Twin tools are now used for designing some machines and Siemens Advanta can simulate all levels of the Binder Jetting (BJT) process and global plant planning, enabling fast and reliable decisions for factory planning.
Additionally, the companies will also work on specific industrial-scale projects involving data handling and environmental and health & safety topics. Together, they aim to promote the benefits of AM 2.0 technologies, with a focus on BJT as a key technology solution that can reduce waste, produce more, and build more resilient supply chains.
“Additive Manufacturing plays a crucial role as horizontal technology for many industries on their way to improved material efficiency and decarbonisation,” stated Tim Bell, head of the Siemens Additive Manufacturing business in the United States. “We are very excited about this partnership with Desktop Metal. Combining our digital twin concept for planning and simulation as well as the automation of the production systems with the technology of Desktop Metal will accelerate the transformation to scale. As additive manufacturing continues its path to industrialisation, collaborations like this will drive additive manufacturing to greater levels of quality and throughput only traditional manufacturing methods profit from today.”
Ric Fulop, founder and CEO of Desktop Metal, commented, “We’re proud to partner with Siemens to improve the integration of Desktop Metal solutions into existing trusted Siemens manufacturing infrastructures, which can help manufacturers prove out their manufacturing resources and concepts prior to the purchase of full work cells. Enabling customers to simulate different task-time scenarios for the full Binder Jetting process can help customers plan before they purchase any equipment. As our technology continues to make inroads toward high-volume production, we believe Siemens technology will be of increasing value to our customers.”