Siemens is putting the Industrial Strategy into action with the opening of its 15th UK factory in Worcester. Materials Solutions – a Siemens business sees a £27 M investment to create a new state-of-the-art additive manufacturing (AM) factory, taking a traditionally experimental laboratory process and turning it into a valuable industrial practice.
Materials Solutions – a Siemens business supplies to a wide range of sectors including oil and gas, power generation, aerospace, automotive, tooling and process industries and motor sport.
This fiscal year, the business will use AM technology to manufacture combustion components for the Siemens designed SGT5-9000HL combined cycle gas turbine which will be used by SSE at Keadby 2 in Lincolnshire.
The new factory will adopt a true industrial approach including post-processing and certification, housing multiple machines across a shop floor.
As well as using the manufacturing quality and production techniques, a digital approach is embedded into the site, to create a modern digital factory and to provide an end-to-end service to its wide-ranging customer base. This will give better control over lead-time, quality and cost throughout the development of the product before delivery to the customer.