Xerox Elem Additive Solutions Partners with Siemens
Collaboration includes installation of Xerox ElemX 3D printer at the Siemens Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub.
April 1, 2022
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 aluminum wire and incorporates the Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl control platform with its embedded digital twin technology to optimize the printing process.
ElemX is a 3D metal printer that addresses supply chain resiliency for transportation, aerospace, defense and industrial manufacturing. The printer is easily deployed, requiring no special facility modifications for operation. The ElemX requires minimal post-processing.
Siemens and Xerox have a mutual interest to explore technical developments in automation, software, materials and processes of the current and future ElemX systems, the companies report.
“Siemens and Xerox share a similar vision to advance manufacturing through creative and collaborative partnerships that collectively push us forward in the right direction,” says Tali Rosman, VP and GM of Xerox Elem Additive Solutions. “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.”
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).
“We are pleased to join forces with Xerox and drive the industrialization of additive manufacturing through digitalization,” says Tim Bell, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Industry, Inc. “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.”
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.
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