The Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network platform developed by Siemens Digital Industries Software (Siemens) will help to boost production and digitalise the AM workflow at automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler, following the implementation of its technology.

Siemens’ AM Network allows customers and partners to build up their AM ‘ecosystem’, in addition to joining an established ecosystem on the platform itself.

By acting as the basis for all engineering and technical collaboration through the entire AM order-to-delivery process, Siemens’ cloud-native platform provides Schaeffler with a method of streamlining the company’s AM workflows.

Siemens AM Network platform.

Siemens AM Network platform.

Source: Siemens.

Commenting on the implementation, Carsten Merklein, VP Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Schaeffler, said, “Siemens’ AM Network platform was selected not only to assist orchestrating the end-to-end order-to-delivery process for industrial AM, but was perceived as a long-term partner to grow with and to explore further opportunities to create a fully digitalised end-to-end AM workflow and value chain.”

The two companies will showcase the technologies at Frankfurt-based event Formnext 2021 from 16th – 19th November and at the virtual Siemens AM Summit 2021, taking place from 30th November – 1st December.