Siemens has announced a new collaboration with Xerox Elem Additive Solutions aimed at enhancing the metal additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities of both companies. This relationship highlights the companies’ strong commitment to advancing the future of industrial AM through innovation and partnerships.
Siemens has purchased an ElemX metal 3D printer, adding to its fleet of additive machines within its Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH). The CATCH facility focuses on the industrialization of AM, working with machine builders, material suppliers and end customers. The ElemX leverages Xerox liquid metal AM using cost-effective aluminum wire and incorporating the Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl control platform with integrated digital twin technology to optimize the printing process.
ElemX is an easier and safer to use metal 3D printer that meets supply chain resilience for aerospace, defense and industrial manufacturing. The printer is easy to deploy, requiring no special installation modifications and minimal post-processing, and offering a faster delivery time.
Siemens and Photocopy are interested in exploring technical developments in the automation, software, materials and processes of current and future ElemX systems.
“We are excited to join forces with Xerox and drive the industrialization of additive manufacturing through digitalization,” said Tim Bell, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Industrie, Inc. “Together with Xerox, we are bringing decades of proven Siemens automation experience and technology to additive manufacturing, helping customers integrate critical production tools for future manufacturing strategies.
This collaboration provides Xerox and Siemens with early access opportunities to share advances in scanning solutions and automation software designed to impact the distributed manufacturing model. Siemens is the latest addition to the Xerox Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN) and continues its trajectory as a premier and trusted partner in the additive manufacturing industry.
“Siemens and Xerox share a similar vision for advancing manufacturing through creative and collaborative partnerships that collectively push us in the right direction,” said Tali Rosman, vice president and general manager of Xerox Elem Additive Solutions. “This is another important milestone for our ElemX technology and we look forward to working with an innovative and forward-thinking organization such as Siemens. Together, Siemens and Xerox Elem Additive Solutions will enable our customers to manufacture parts on demand with confidence and maximize new opportunities to improve supply chain resilience.