In recent years, Siemens has successfully established an eco-system with numerous partnerships along the entire value chain for the industrialization of additive manufacturing. This includes over 110 mechanical engineering companies that produce the highest quality components based on Siemens automation, as well as leading manufacturers with end-to-end software solutions.
With Formnext 2023, Siemens is taking the logical next step to offer partner solutions on the Siemens Xcelerator Marketplace for Additive Manufacturing that seamlessly complement Siemens solutions and deliver value add services for customers based on them. Castor, EOS and AMbitious are the first three partners to join the Siemens Xcelerator Marketplace with offerings around industrial 3D printing. The open digital business platform Siemens Xcelerator will thus create a powerful ecosystem of partners to jointly accelerate the industrialization of AM through digital transformation. It will be complemented by the Siemens portfolio of curated software and IoT-enabled hardware and services, enabling interoperability and easy integration and maintenance of customers’ operations.
The offerings of the first AM Marketplace participants provide various solutions in line with the trade fair motto “Let’s advance manufacturing”. Be it the identification of printable components from the PLM system Teamcenter, the calculation of the CO2 footprint for a quick assessment of sustainability or comprehensive training and support for an AM producer. Based on scalable solutions for a wide range of vertical industries, Siemens will continue to expand the open marketplace offering to complement its own solutions.
Search the entire component database for AM potential with Castor
Castor’s cloud-based and on-premise software analyzes technical and economic parts within the existing product design of discrete manufacturing and identifies those that would be suitable for additive manufacturing. The software also evaluates the material and technology that would be most suitable for the part in question. For the parts identified for additive manufacturing, the software then calculates the financial break-even point of additive manufacturing compared to traditional manufacturing. The software can be seamlessly integrated into common PLM systems such as Siemens Teamcenter.
Understanding and reducing the CO2e footprint with EOS
With the EOS carbon calculator, EOS offers a tool that enables AM users to understand the influence of the production process and the selection of different materials on the final product carbon footprint. The software determines a transparent CO2e analysis and provides information on the levers for reduction along the AM process. CO2e targets can be defined and adjusted with a data-driven product design.
Improve your own (additive) manufacturing with AMbitious
AMbitious powered by Toolcraft combines the many years of experience of the AM experts at Toolcraft AG. The offer includes a whole range of support solutions. In addition to comprehensive technology consulting and virtual VR training for powder bed-based additive manufacturing in metal, AMbitious also offers a maintenance application. The solution, which can be used both as an app (Mendix-based) and as a web-based solution, provides real-time information to ensure the optimal performance of systems. This reduces waste, rework and costs.