Siemens today announced that it is making its Additive Manufacturing Network and in-house 3D printing capabilities available to medical providers across the globe to help accelerate the design and manufacturing of in-demand medical components. Siemens hopes its resources will help to meet the growing demand for 3D printed medical equipment in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of today, hospitals, health organizations and medical professionals can register for free access to the Siemens AM Network, which connects users to designers and 3D printing service providers for streamlined production. The Siemens AM Network, which has a global reach, covers the whole AM value chain, from design upload and simulation to printing and finishing services.
In the fight against COVID-19, Siemens is hopeful that its network and established value chain will enable the efficient production of useful medical products, like spare parts for ventilators, which are in high demand.
“Having worked on additive manufacturing for years, we offer AM solutions along the entire value chain and can print 3D parts according to acute demands,” said Klaus Helmrich, Member of the Managing Board of Siemens AG and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries. “To help fight COVID-19, we have opened our AM Network for hospitals and other health institutions needing spare medical parts to efficiently manage their design and printing requests.”
The Siemens AM Network includes designers and engineers, who can help to resolve design requests and convert files into 3D printable models. Parts can then be 3D printed by locally based AM Network partners with medically certified 3D printing systems. Siemens’ own 3D printers are also connected to the network and can fulfill requests from local health providers.
Siemens is one of several manufacturing companies that is pooling its capabilities to produce parts and products for COVID-19 efforts. See what other leading additive manufacturing companies are doing to help support medical workers in this time of need.