Hexagon AB, based in Stockholm, Sweden, has joined the ColdMetalFusion (CMF) Alliance. The move is said to mark a significant milestone as it brings simulation, quality assurance, and digital twin capabilities to the CMF Additive Manufacturing technology ecosystem.
ColdMetalFusion is an alliance of industry leaders with extensive experience in sintering, Additive Manufacturing, and industrial manufacturing. The members of this alliance work together to offer services, equipment, materials, software, and expertise to customers who manufacture metal components using the CMF process.
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Hexagon brings experience in hybrid and Additive Manufacturing to the alliance, including design for manufacturing, process simulation, quality assurance, and Industry 4.0. By leveraging data-driven insights throughout its end-to-end digital workflows, Hexagon aims to enable manufacturers to enhance their quality and sustainability.
A critical initial contribution to the Alliance is Hexagon’s simulations of the ColdMetalFusion sintering process and materials. With this, manufacturers can now digitally replicate and optimise the sintering process, eliminating the need for widespread trial-and-error. This approach speeds up the development process, reduces expensive errors, and enables efficient production and high-quality standards right from the first build.
“We envision a manufacturing future where sustainability, efficiency, and digitalisation are seamlessly integrated,” explained Dr Tarik El Dsoki, Managing Director Design & Engineering for the DACH region at Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “Through our membership in the ColdMetalFusion Alliance, we are taking steps towards realising this vision. Our commitment to simulation-driven design, scalability, and sustainability aligns perfectly with the goals of the ColdMetalFusion Alliance, and we are excited about the transformative impact it will have on the industry.”