Siemens opens 3D printing R&D hub

Jan. 5, 2023
Charlotte, N.C., location joins other Siemens centers to promote industrial adoption of additive manufacturing.

Siemens announced the opening of Center for Advanced Technology Collaboration Hub (CATCH), a research and development hub in Charlotte, N.C. The company plans to use the space to collaborate with OEMs, national laboratories and end users to help its customers more rapidly adopt additive manufacturing (AM) at an industrial level.

To advance this cause, Siemens recently announced partnerships with industrial 3D printer manufacturers Xerox, Roboze and ExOne.

“We are excited to launch this new additive manufacturing hub and to begin inviting customers in to collaborate and find ways to accelerate the industrialization of this technology,” said Tim Bell, AM business manager for Siemens Digital Industries. “The benefits of additive manufacturing are clear, from faster time-to-market to better design through digital prototypes, to localized manufacturing helping to reduce supply chain constraints. We believe that the future of manufacturing is additive.”

Siemens has gathered world-class experts from several of its businesses to help its customers at CATCH, which the company said will become one of seven hubs around the world.

Headquartered in Munich, Germany, Siemen AG produces a wide range of industrial technologies, including servo drives, HMIs and software solutions such as digital twin simulations.