Siemens launches online platform for 3D printing design, manufacture

Originally titled 'Online platform for 3D printing design, manufacture'

Siemens (Munich, Germany) has launched a new online collaborative platform designed to support on-demand product design and 3D printing production.

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Siemens (Munich, Germany) has launched a new online collaborative platform designed to support on-demand product design and 3D printing production. The part manufacturing platform, being developed by Siemens’ product lifecycle management (PLM) software business, will provide an environment capable of connecting all members of the global manufacturing community in order to maximize resource utilization, access additive manufacturing expertise and expand business opportunity. The platform would enable members to 3D print production parts on demand across the world. In addition, the platform will include collaborative capabilities to help streamline the co-innovation process and accelerate the adoption of 3D printing as a mainstream production method for industrial parts. The platform, says Siemens, is designed to create an online ecosystem made up of highly qualified members from a variety of areas such as product designers, job shops, part buyers, 3D printer OEMs, material suppliers, expert services providers, micro-factories and more. Members will be able to instantly connect with other members to initiate co-innovation of products using the latest software tools for additive manufacturing. Also, part buyers can use the platform to find qualified services, enhance job scheduling and reduce the time to obtain production quantities of end-use parts at needed locations.