Siemens Releases AM Network and Printers to Global Medical CommunityMarch 27, 2020
In response to the ongoing global health crisis caused by the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, Siemens is making its Additive Manufacturing (AM) Network along with its 3D printers, available to the global medical community to speed design and production of medical components. The AM Network connects users, designers and 3D-print service providers to enable faster and less complicated production of spare parts for machines such as ventilators, according to company officials. Available globally, the network covers the entire value chain, from upload and simulation to checking the design and to the printing process and associated services.
“Having worked on AM for years, we offer AM solutions along the entire value chain and can print 3D parts quickly according to acute demands,” says Klaus Helmrich, member of the managing board of Siemens AG and CEO of Siemens Digital Industries. “To help fight COVID-19, we have opened our AM Network for hospitals and other health institutions needing spare medical parts to efficiently manage their design and printing requests.”Siemens’ designers and engineers, part of the AM Network, can answer design requests and help convert designs into printable files. Afterward, these components can be printed via medically certified 3D printers of partner companies that also are part of the network. In addition to numerous 3D printers from partner companies, Siemens’ 3D printing machines also are connected to the network and, if suitable, will be used to locally print components and spare parts for medical devices. Printing capacities from additional service providers easily can be added to the AM Network, according to Siemens officials.
See also: Siemens Industry, Inc.
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