Materialise teams up with Siemens

Materialise, which mostly develops software for 3D printing, is to work with Siemens’ Product Lifecycle Management software business to integrate the software products from the two companies for 3D printing.

The two companies have been working closely together for several months to explore the integration of Siemens’ world-leading PLM software with best-in-class Materialise additive manufacturing (AM) technology in order to accelerate the adoption of 3D Printing for industrial production.

Stefaan Motte, vice president of software at Materialise, commented: “This agreement will bring together a set of solutions from Siemens and Materialise that will optimize and simplify customer operations within the industrial landscape. We’ve been in the additive manufacturing business for more than 25 years and our open and neutral backbone of solutions has improved and helped to push the boundaries of the technology. Today we can say that Additive Manufacturing is a reality even in highly regulated markets such as aerospace and medical applications.”

However, most of the details about this agreement, such as specific solutions affected by it, remain sketchy with both companies promising to flesh out more details later this quarter.

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