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Siemens Announces new Strategic Collaboration with Xerox® Elem™ Additive Solutions

Includes installation of Xerox ElemX3D printer at the Siemens Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub.

Posted: February 13, 2023

An example part that was 3D printed on the Xerox ElemX machine, powered by the SINUMERIK 840D sl control system from Siemens.
Xerox ElemX liquid metal 3D printer equipped with Siemens SINUMERIK CNC control system

Siemens has announced a new collaboration effort with Xerox Elem Additive Solutions, aimed at strengthening the metal additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities of both businesses. This relationship highlights both companies’ strong commitment to advancing the future of industrial additive manufacturing through innovation and partnerships.

Siemens has purchased an ElemX metal 3D Printer, adding to its fleet of additive machines inside the company’s Charlotte Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH). The CATCH facility focuses on the industrialization of additive manufacturing, working with machine builders, material suppliers and end-customers. The ElemX leverages Xerox’s liquid metal AM that uses cost-effective aluminum wire and incorporates the state-of-the-art Siemens SINUMERIK 840D sl control platform with its embedded digital twin technology to optimize the printing process.

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Xerox ElemX liquid metal 3D printer equipped with Siemens SINUMERIK CNC control system

ElemX is a groundbreaking 3D metal printer that’s simpler and safer to use and addresses supply chain resiliency for transportation, aerospace, defense and industrial manufacturing. The printer is easily deployed, requiring no special facility modifications for operation. Unlike many metal 3D printing technologies, the ElemX requires minimal post-processing and therefore provides a faster time-to-part.

Siemens and Xerox have a mutual interest to explore technical developments in automation, software, materials and processes of the current and future ElemX systems.

“We are pleased to join forces with Xerox and drive the industrialization of additive manufacturing through digitalization,” said 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.”

This collaboration provides early access opportunities for Xerox and Siemens to share advancements in digitalization solutions and automation software designed to impact the distributed manufacturing model. Siemens is the latest addition to the Xerox Manufacturing Partner Network (MPN) and continues its trajectory as a prominent and reliable partner in the AM industry.

“Siemens and Xerox share a similar vision to advance manufacturing through creative and collaborative partnerships that collectively push us forward in the right direction,” said Tali Rosman, VP and GM of Xerox® Elem Additive Solutions. “This is another important milestone for our ElemX technology and we look forward to working with an innovative and forward-thinking organization such as Siemens. Together, Siemens and Xerox Elem Additive Solutions will enable our customers to manufacture parts on-demand with confidence and maximize new opportunities to improve supply chain resiliency.”

Siemens Digital Industries (DI) Siemens Digital Industries (DI) is an innovation leader in automation and digitalization. Closely collaborating with partners and customers, DI drives the digital transformation in the process and discrete industries. With its Digital Enterprise portfolio, DI provides companies of all sizes with an end-to-end set of products, solutions and services to integrate and digitalize the entire value chain. Optimized for the specific needs of each industry, DI’s unique portfolio supports customers to achieve greater productivity and flexibility. DI is constantly adding innovations to its portfolio to integrate cutting-edge future technologies. Siemens Digital Industries has its global headquarters in Nuremberg, Germany, and has around 72,000 employees internationally.

Siemens Corporation is a subsidiary of Siemens AG, a technology company focused on industry, infrastructure, transport, and healthcare. From more resource-efficient factories, resilient supply chains, and smarter buildings and grids, to cleaner and more comfortable transportation as well as advanced healthcare, the company creates technology with purpose adding real value for customers. By combining the real and the digital worlds, Siemens empowers its customers to transform their industries and markets, helping them to transform the everyday for billions of people. Siemens also owns a majority stake in the publicly listed company Siemens Healthineers, a globally leading medical technology provider shaping the future of healthcare. In addition, Siemens holds a minority stake in Siemens Energy, a global leader in the transmission and generation of electrical power. Siemens has been supporting the industries and creating the infrastructure forming the backbone of America’s economy for more than 160 years, with 40,000 employees, 17,000 suppliers, and customers in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. In fiscal 2020, Siemens Group USA generated revenue of nearly $20 billion.

About Xerox Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: XRX)

For more than 100 years, Xerox has continually redefined the workplace experience. Harnessing our leadership position in office and production print technology, we’ve expanded into software and services to sustainably power today’s workforce. From the office to industrial environments, our differentiated business solutions and financial services are designed to make everyday work better for clients — no matter where that work is being done. Today, Xerox scientists and engineers are continuing our legacy of innovation with disruptive technologies in digital transformation, augmented reality, robotic process automation, additive manufacturing, Industrial Internet of Things and cleantech.

About Xerox Elem™ Additive Solutions

Determined to advance the additive industry, Xerox Elem Additive Solutions provides hardware and software solutions that equip manufacturers with the tools to reduce costs, eliminate long lead times and improve part performance. Strategically focused on developing supply chain solutions with distributed manufacturing and digital warehousing technologies, Xerox Elem Additive Solutions is one of the most uniquely positioned AM providers offering end-to-end solutions to the industry’s most challenging problems.

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