Siemens Materials Solutions has installed four more EOS M400-4 at its Worcester facility, bringing the total fleet (which includes the new facility in Orlando, Florida) to 34 machines. The initial target of 50 printers, announced with the opening of the new Worcester facility, is getting closer.
With the recently expanded facility in Worcester, the company has set the goal of moving 3D printing out of the laboratory and onto the factory floor. From the start, as a key part of Siemens’ AM strategy, Siemens Materials Solutions set out to solve complex printing engineering challenges and focus on high-end prototypes and serial production for customers across the Power Generation, Aerospace, Automotive and Process and Tooling sectors. The company’s offer covers the complete AM value chain: from digital solutions to design & manufacturing and AM services.
The technology has been validated through in-house application in Siemens Power Generation business. Serialized additively manufactured parts for hot gas path application in Siemens gas and steam turbines now have more than 150,000 hours engine experience. 15 different components are already commercially implemented on Siemens customer power plants worldwide, using AM for the most advanced core components and legacy parts.