Materialise NV announced today that it has signed an agreement with Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business, to help create a seamless process for designing and manufacturing parts using additive manufacturing technology. Through this agreement, the two companies will work together to integrate Materialise’s industry-proven AM software technologies with Siemens’ digital solutions.
Siemens and Materialise are technology leaders who share the vision that Additive Manufacturing will revolutionize the industry. The two companies have been working closely together for several months to explore the integration of Siemens’ world-leading PLM software with best-in-class Materialise additive manufacturing (AM) technology in order to accelerate the adoption of 3D Printing for industrial production.
“This agreement will bring together a set of solutions from Siemens and Materialise that will optimize and simplify customer operations within the industrial landscape. We’ve been in the additive manufacturing business for more than 25 years and our open and neutral backbone of solutions has improved and helped to push the boundaries of the technology. Today we can say that Additive Manufacturing is a reality even in highly regulated markets such as aerospace and medical applications,” stated Stefaan Motte, Vice President of Software at Materialise. “We are really glad to partner with players of stature such as Siemens, who truly understand large-scale industrial manufacturing environments.”
“Additive manufacturing is one of the critical components of the Digital Enterprise transformation taking place right now in the global manufacturing industry,” said Zvi Feuer, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Engineering Software, Siemens PLM Software. “By partnering with AM leaders like Materialise, we are providing the digitalization tools that will help enable this transformation.” Details about this agreement and the specific solutions and benefits resulting from it will be announced by Siemens and Materialise later this quarter.