Materialise Semens PLM Formnext
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Through this deal, the two companies will work together to integrate Materialise’s industry-proven AM software technologies with Siemens’ digital solutions. The agreement will help Materialise create a seamless process for designing and manufacturing parts using AM technology.
Sharing a vision that additive manufacturing will revolutionise technology, the two companies have been working closely together for several months. The aim has been to explore the integration of Siemens’ world-leading PLM software with best-in-class Materialise additive manufacturing technology to accelerate the adoption of 3D printing for industrial production.
“This agreement will bring together a set of solutions from Siemens and Materialise that will optimise and simplify customer operations within the industrial landscape,” said Stefaan Motte, Vice President of Software at Materialise. “We’ve been in the additive manufacturing business for more than 25 years and our open and neutral backbone of solutions has improved and helped to push the boundaries of the technology.
“Today we can say that additive manufacturing is a reality even in highly regulated markets such as aerospace and medical applications. We are really glad to partner with players of stature such as Siemens, who truly understand large-scale industrial manufacturing environments.”
Zvi Feuer, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software, believes partnerships such as this with Materialise will work towards seeing 3D printing technologies become increasingly important in manufacturing across the world.
“Additive manufacturing is one of the critical components of the Digital Enterprise transformation taking place right now in the global manufacturing industry,” said Feuer. “By partnering with AM leaders like Materialise, we are providing the digitalisation tools that will help enable this transformation.”
Siemens Product Lifecycle Management software is an information management software enabling the integration of data, processes, business systems and people in an extended enterprise. It allows the user to manage information throughout the entire lifecycle of a product efficiently and cost-effectively, from ideation, design and manufacture, through service and proposal.
Details about the Materialise and Siemens PLM agreement, and the specific solutions and benefits resulting from it, will be announced by Siemens and Materialise later this quarter.