To integrate EOSPRINT software into Siemens NX for Siemens’ end-to-end additive manufacturing solution
KRAILLING, Germany, Nov 14, 2016 – EOS, the global technology and quality leader for high end additive manufacturing (AM) solutions has joined the Siemens PLM Software Partner Program to collaborate on extending Siemens’ recently announced end-to-end additive manufacturing solution. EOS plans to deliver a seamless integration of the EOS AM software EOSPRINT into Siemens’ NX software for the manufacturing industry. This solution will be an important part of the Siemens overall additive manufacturing solution offering helping to deliver an integrated and associatively linked additive manufacturing process from design to advanced 3D printing with EOS printing machines.
The integration of the EOSPRINT software into NX, Siemens’ flagship solution for integrated computer-aided design, manufacturing and engineering simulation (CAD/CAM/CAE), targets companies wanting to take full advantage of additive manufacturing for parts engineered for performance and 3D printed with repeatable quality. Based on this integration, users work in one single software system. As a result, process steps from digital part design up to the AM part building process are linked together to be performed quicker, easier and more reliably than before.
Serial manufacturing based on optimized workflows
Based on this co-operation Siemens and EOS take a big leap towards the use of additive manufacturing for industrial serial production. The integration of EOSPRINT into NX will enable design engineers to take full advantage of the additive manufacturing possibilities for industrial 3D printing on EOS machines by connecting previously separate software tools for part design, simulation, and data preparation and build job transfer.
EOSPRINT will plug into the NX environment, enabling design engineers to shape a product for additive manufacturing in one single integrated software setting. This eliminates file conversions between different software solutions and can significantly reduce the investment in time required to learn multiple tools. At the same time it enables an uninterrupted and associatively linked workflow in a consistent software environment. This will allow engineering changes to seamlessly update through the design-to-print preparation process, and the ability to transfer build jobs directly from NX to an EOS machine.
Zvi Feuer, senior VP manufacturing engineering software, Siemens PLM Software said: „To realize the full potential of our end-to-end additive manufacturing solution, Siemens is committed to working with technology partners like EOS to enable new solutions that drive advances in additive manufacturing capabilities and making the 3D printing of production parts a reality. “
Dr. Adrian Keppler, chief marketing officer (CMO) at EOS concludes: “By simplifying the usability of EOSPRINT, EOS addresses a clear customer requirement to further progress the deployment of our technology. The integration of EOSPRINT into NX is a step in this direction. Now design engineers can use a single integrated additive manufacturing solution to both design and prepare parts optimized for 3D printing.”
EOS is the global technology and quality leader for high-end solutions in the area of additive manufacturing (AM). The company, which was founded in 1989, is a pioneer and global leader in the area of direct metal laser sintering, and also a provider of a leading polymer technology. For these industrial 3D printing processes, EOS offers a modular solutions portfolio that consists of systems, software, materials, as well as technical and AM consulting services. EOS is the partner of choice for industrial AM-based production, and provides long-term solutions for industry. Customers using these solutions are able to take advantage of light-weight structures, cost reductions based on functional integration, product customization and accelerated product development and production.