Stratasys and Siemens announced a formal partnership to integrate Siemens’ Digital Factory solutions with Stratasys’ additive-manufacturing solutions. The partnership’s goal is to incorporate additive manufacturing into the traditional manufacturing workflow, which can benefit industries including aerospace, automotive, transportation, energy and industrial tooling. This announcement also builds on Siemens’ end-to-end solution integrating digital design, simulation and data management with conventional and additive manufacturing.

Stratasys and Siemens have been collaborating on multiple projects, including the direct link from Siemens’ NX™ software for CAD/CAM/CAE to Stratasys’ GrabCAD Print platform. This enables a seamless design-to-3D print workflow. In addition, the Stratasys Robotic Composite 3D Demonstrator incorporates Siemens’ product life-cycle management (PLM) software and its motion control and CNC automation technologies to produce strong, lightweight performance parts.