Building on a longstanding partnership, HP Inc. and Siemens are accelerating 3D printing for industrial production through the creation of a new HP-certified Additive Manufacturing (AM) software module from Siemens. The new software module, Siemens NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion, is available from Siemens PLM Software as an extension to Siemens’ end-to-end design-to-production solution for additive manufacturing.
The NX software module will allow customers to develop and manage parts in a single software environment for their HP 3D Printing projects, avoid costly and time-consuming data conversions and third-party tools, and improve their overall design-to-finished-part workflow efficiency.
Siemens and HP are also aligning future technology roadmaps to enable designers and engineers to reimagine products to take advantage of HP’s 3D printing capabilities, escape the limitations of conventional manufacturing, and cost-effectively produce new products at faster speeds.
Siemens’ software module will enable NX customers to combine design, optimization, simulation, preparation of print jobs, and inspection processes for HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printed parts in a managed environment. Users can now load multiple 3D part models into NX and auto nest and submit them to an HP 3D printer with a minimum of steps. The NX and Multi Jet Fusion integration eliminates the need for data conversion between software applications or process steps. It will enable control over material characteristics to the individual voxel level. This will result in the ability to print parts with variable textures, density, strength and friction, as well as thermal, electrical, and conductivity characteristics.