Siemens and Materials Solutions opened a highly advanced metal AM innovation center in Orlando, Fla. The 17,000-square-foot facility offers a pairing of design with manufacturing, implementing robotics, rapid prototyping, scanning, digital tools and on-site metal AM. Materials Solutions – a Siemens Business – uses selective laser melting (SLM) technology for the manufacture of high-performance metal parts, with a focus on high-temperature superalloys. The Siemens innovation center will focus on rapid problem solving supporting the company’s energy businesses, while Materials Solutions will offer additive services to support the innovation center and external customers.
The facility is equipped with the latest manufacturing and inspection technologies, as well as automation tools such as robotic machines, 3D printers and 3D scanners.
Siemens acquired the originally UK-based Material Solutions in 2016 and has since expanded its Worcester, England, site.