HP, Siemens PLM Extend Additive Manufacturing Partnership

Siemens’ NX and Solid Edge software products will now be compatible with HP’s full-color 3D printing technology. 

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HP Inc. and Siemens PLM have expanded their longstanding collaboration to enable more advanced functionality across a broader set of Siemens PLM software, with the intention of changing the way users can design and manufacture with HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology.

With the latest releases, the companies will enable users of Siemens’ NX and Solid Edge software to design and produce full-color 3D-printed parts. HP’s Jet Fusion 3D 300/500 series is the industry’s first 3D printing solution for the production of engineering-grade, functional parts in full color, black or white (with voxel-level control). The series also supports color file formats such as 3MF, enabling designers more easily to produce the color parts they want with a reliable workflow. Users taking advantage of NX and Solid Edge for HP’s Multi Jet Fusion technology will have access to 3MF files ready for HP’s entire portfolio of printers including the industrial-grade HP Jet Fusion 4200/4210 and 300/500 solutions.

“Our users will now be able to apply the power and flexibility of Siemens’ NX and Solid Edge product design software to HP’s groundbreaking 3D printing technology, opening a world of new design possibilities with the availability of full-color parts,” says Tony Hemmelgarn, president and CEO of Siemens PLM Software. “We share HP’s vision that 3D printing is empowering companies to reinvent their product lifecycles to prosper and thrive in manufacturing’s all-digital future. Expanding our partnership with HP allows us to continue to elevate additive manufacturing for end-use parts at industrial scale.”

“Adding the full-color capabilities of HP’s expanded Multi Jet Fusion platform to Siemens’ market-leading design and manufacturing solutions creates an immense new set of possibilities for products and applications,” says Stephen Nigro, President of 3D Printing for HP Inc. “It is exciting to deliver the power of our technologies to customers large and small, fundamentally changing the 3D printing process end-to-end, from design to prototyping and ultimately to manufacturing.”