Siemens purchases Xerox ElemX metal Additive Manufacturing machine
March 30, 2022
Siemens has purchased an ElemX metal Additive Manufacturing machine as part of a new collaboration effort with Xerox® Elem™ Additive Solutions. The new ElemX joins Siemens’ existing fleet of Additive Manufacturing machines located at its Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH), North Carolina, USA. The facility focuses on the industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing, working with machine builders, material suppliers and end customers.
The ElemX leverages the company’s liquid metal Additive Manufacturing technology, which uses aluminium wire and incorporates the Siemens’ SINUMERIK 840D sl control platform with its embedded digital twin technology to optimise the building process. The ElemX is said to be easily deployed, requiring no special facility modifications for operation and, unlike other metal Additive Manufacturing technologies, the ElemX requires minimal post-processing, thus providing a faster time-to-part.
Siemens is the latest addition to the Xerox Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN), and the collaboration provides early access opportunities for both companies to share advancements in digitalisation solutions and automation software designed to impact the distributed manufacturing model.
“We are pleased to join forces with Xerox and drive the industrialisation of Additive Manufacturing through digitalisation,” stated Tim Bell, Head of Additive Manufacturing, Siemens Industry, Inc. “Working together with Xerox, we’re bringing decades of proven Siemens automation experience and technology to Additive Manufacturing helping customers mainstream mission-critical production tools for future manufacturing strategies.”
Tali Rosman, VP and GM of Xerox Elem Additive Solutions, commented, “Siemens and Xerox share a similar vision to advance manufacturing through creative and collaborative partnerships that collectively push us forward in the right direction. This is another important milestone for our ElemX technology and we look forward to working with an innovative and forward-thinking organisation such as Siemens. Together, Siemens and Xerox Elem Additive Solutions will enable our customers to manufacture parts on-demand with confidence and maximise new opportunities to improve supply chain resiliency.”