Siemens has announced the launch of Additive Manufacturing Network, a new online collaborative platform designed to bring on-demand design and engineering expertise, knowledge, digital tools, and production capacity for industrial 3D printing to the global manufacturing industry. The platform is launched for designers and engineers, manufacturing service providers, 3D printing machine OEMs, material vendors and software providers to join the new ecosystem.
Siemens’ Additive Manufacturing Network creates an open ecosystem that instantly connects highly qualified members to co-innovate and help realize new products using the latest software tools, printing technologies and materials for additive manufacturing. Part buyers and manufacturing service providers can benefit from streamlined collaboration, quoting, procurement and order monitoring processes. This can facilitate the design of innovative products for additive manufacturing, replacement of physical inventories with digital inventories, as well as economical scaling up or down of 3D printing production as needed. This is the next step in the Siemens vision to digitally transform the global manufacturing industry and accelerate delivery of reimagined parts made with industrial additive manufacturing.