Siemens to Strengthen Metal Additive Manufacturing Capabilities with Xerox Elem Additive Solutions

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Xerox Elem Additive Solutions and Siemens, a global leader in manufacturing, unveiled a new collaborative initiative on Wednesday focused on boosting both companies’ metal additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities. This collaboration exemplifies both firms’ dedication to advancing the future of industrial additive manufacturing through collaboration and innovation.

Siemens has purchased an ElemX metal 3D printer for their Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub, adding it to their fleet of additive machines (CATCH). Working with machine builders, material suppliers, and end customers, the CATCH facility focuses on the industrialization of additive manufacturing. The ElemX integrates the state-of-the-art Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl control platform with its embedded digital twin technology to improve the printing process, as well as Xerox’s liquid metal, AM that uses cost-effective aluminum wire.

ElemX is a revolutionary 3D metal printer that is easier to use and safer to operate, addressing supply chain resiliency in transportation, aerospace, defense, and industrial manufacturing. The printer is simple to set up and use, requiring no facility adjustments. Unlike many other metal 3D printing technologies, the ElemX requires very little post-processing, resulting in a faster time-to-part.

“Siemens and Xerox share a similar vision to advance manufacturing through creative and collaborative partnerships that collectively push us forward in the right direction. 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 resiliency,” 

said Tali Rosman, VP, and GM of Xerox Elem Additive Solutions.

Siemens and Xerox share an interest in researching technological advances in automation, software, materials, and processes for existing and future ElemX systems.

“We are pleased to join forces with Xerox and drive the industrialization of additive manufacturing through digitalization. Working together with Xerox, we’re bringing decades of proven Siemens automation experience and technology to additive manufacturing helping customers mainstream mission-critical production tools for future manufacturing strategies,”

said Tim Bell, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Industry, Inc.

Xerox and Siemens will have early access to new digitalization and automation software that will have an influence on the distributed production model as a result of this collaboration. Siemens is the newest member of the Xerox Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN), and the company continues to be a significant and dependable AM partner.

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