Is it possible to print anything? That is a valid question in the world of 3D technology in which 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, can be used to output almost anything via digital simulation, including cars.
Additive manufacturing uses various innovative technologies to produce a part by building layer upon layer. One of the many benefits of implementing 3D printing is the ability to streamline the overall manufacturing process by removing the need for costly castings and machined tooling. In this white paper, learn about the technological advancements being made in the overall production process through the production of gas turbines in Finspång, Sweden.
Siemens facility in Finspång, Sweden, exhibits 3D printing benefits
Additive manufacturing presents a tremendous opportunity to improve products by making them more cost-effective to produce, and, therefore, less expensive for the consumer. A prime example of 3D printing innovation resides in the rolling hills of Sweden in a centuries-old city called Finspång, where automation meets production. Siemens anticipates increasing the number of additive manufacturing production machines to create spare parts on demand, printing parts for new turbines, and harnessing printing and job execution via the cloud and digital twins. The intention is for Finspång to serve as a model facility, with industry leaders visiting to see the next generation of industrial production in action.
Use additive manufacturing to improve the overall production process
The production process and repair of parts are transformed by additive manufacturing. Technology, innovation, and efficiency come together via innovative design and simulation to produce parts that previously required longer lead times due to the trial-and-error nature of the process. Additive manufacturing provides results that relate to most industries and processes by reducing final product weight, power consumption, and material usage. It also minimizes costs and environmental impact via fewer materials needed for production ‒ substantial benefits that any manufacturing company would welcome.
Download the white paper to learn how the people at Siemens Digital Industries Software are working hard to help industries worldwide take advantage of this rapidly growing technology.