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Additive Manufacturing

Our additive team are skilled in the latest additive design, simulation and manufacturing software products, helping companies to improve products by making them more cost-effective to produce, and, therefore, less expensive for the consumer. 

Working with our partners:

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What is Additive Manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing is the process of creating an object by building it one layer at a time. It is the opposite of subtractive manufacturing, in which an object is created by cutting away at a solid block of material until the final product is complete. Technically, additive manufacturing can refer to any process where a product is created by building something up, such as molding, but it typically refers to 3-D printing. Additive manufacturing presents a tremendous opportunity to improve products by making them more cost-effective to produce, and, therefore, less expensive for the consumer.

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To create an object using additive manufacturing, someone must first create a design. This is typically done using computer aided design, or CAD, software, or by taking a scan of the object someone wants to print. Software then translates the design into a layer by layer framework for the additive manufacturing machine to follow. 

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What are the benefits of Additive Manufacturing?

Additive manufacturing presents a tremendous opportunity to improve products by making them more cost-effective to produce, and, therefore, less expensive for the consumer. Additive manufacturing provides results that relate to most industries and processes by reducing final product weight, power consumption, and material usage. It also minimises costs and environmental impact via fewer materials needed for production ‒ substantial benefits that any manufacturing company would welcome.

  • You'll Save on Material Waste and Energy

  • Prototyping Costs Much Less

  • Small Production Runs Often Prove Faster and Less Expensive

  • You Don't Need as Much On-Hand Inventory

  • It's Easier to Recreate and Optimize Legacy Parts

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More Control and Options Over The End Result

Learn more about our additive manufacturing solutions:

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Design for additive manufacturing

 AM expands the possibilities for product design, allowing for topology optimized parts, lattice structures, meshing and geometric patterns

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Additive Manufacturing 

Build process simulation

Simulate the build process prior to printing, anticipating distortion and automatically generating the corrected geometry.

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Multi-Axis Additive Deposition

Produce state-of-the-art designs with Multi-Axis Deposition, allowing you to create multi-axis additive manufacturing toolpaths. 

Siemens AM Network

Learn more about how you can maximize your design and engineering potential with NX’s cutting-edge toolkit of additive design capabilities and Siemens AM Network.

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Siemens AM Use Case

Utilize scans of physical objects to engineer and 3D print individualized products

Value:

•Personalize products

•Economically produce lot sizes of one part

•Expedite reverse engineering of parts

 

Key capabilities:

Convergent ModelingTM – standard CAD tools work with mixed facet and precise geometry

•Linked, smart model-driven process from scan to printed part

Industries: medical, aerospace, heavy equipment, industrial machinery, energy

Contact us to get started with Additive Manufacturing

So if you want to learn how additive manufacturing  enables your engineering team to reduce the time to market and lower production costs, why not book a discovery call with us and our partners at Siemens Digital Industries Software.