A new partnership has seen Siemens NX add Materialise’s lattice technology, support structures design, 3D nesting, build tray preparation, and build processors framework technology for additive manufacturing.
The move should eliminate data translation and conversion errors between CAD and print file, and ensure changes to digital product design models are automatically and associatively reflected in the 3D print jobs.
According to Siemens PLM, this will result in greater model accuracy, higher quality and a much faster design to production process.
“Additive manufacturing is a reality now, even in highly regulated markets like aerospace and healthcare,” said MaterialiseExecutive VP Johan Pauwels.
“By bringing together solutions from Siemens and Materialise, we are optimising and simplifying the workflow for design, engineering and manufacturing of components.
“For the past 25 years, our neutral backbone of solutions has pushed the boundaries of additive manufacturing technologies. We’re pleased to partner with Siemens, who truly understands large-scale industrial manufacturing environments and shares our belief that designers and engineers can create better products if additive manufacturing is embedded into their mainstream business processes.”
An initial set of technology is available in the most current version of NX (NX 11.0.1) via new modules targeted for additive manufacturing.
Materialise’s experience incorporates more than 25 years of 3D printing experience into a range of software solutions and 3D printing services.