Xerox Elem Additive Solutions announced a new collaboration effort with Siemens aimed at strengthening the metal additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities of both businesses. Siemens has purchased an ElemX metal 3D Printer, adding it to their fleet of additive machines inside their Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH). The CATCH facility focuses on the industrialization of additive manufacturing, working with machine builders, material suppliers and end-customers. The ElemX leverages Xerox’s liquid metal AM that uses cost-effective aluminum wire and incorporates the state-of-the-art Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl control platform with its embedded digital twin technology to optimize the printing process.
The ElemX 3D metal printer addresses supply chain resiliency for transportation, aerospace, defense and industrial manufacturing. The printer is easily deployed, requiring no special facility modifications for operation. Unlike many metal 3D printing technologies, the ElemX requires minimal post-processing and therefore provides a faster time-to-part.
This collaboration provides early access opportunities for Xerox and Siemens to share advancements in digitalization solutions and automation software designed to impact the distributed manufacturing model. Siemens is the latest addition to the Xerox Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN) and continues its trajectory as a prominent and reliable partner in the AM industry.
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