New collaborations aim to drive digital transformation in manufacturing
HP has formed two major industry alliances with Deloitte and Siemens to help companies adopt 3D printing as part of an effort to expand the digital transformation in global manufacturing.
Both collaborations will focus on bringing HP’s 3D printing systems to large-scale manufacturing environments and to help companies transform their design and manufacturing capabilities. Further efforts will help companies take advantage of the inherent flexibility of 3D printing and ensure efficiency throughout the process.
The focus of these alliances is HP’s award-winning Jet Fusion 3D Printer. HP’s partnership ecosystem will play a role as well, making it easy for customers to form valuable alliances. Deloitte will contribute by expanding the offering to its global client base. The consulting giant has extensive and proven experience helping some of the world’s largest companies transform their supply chains.
Punit Renjen, Global CEO at Deloitte believes 3D printing will “change manufacturing as we know it.”
This alliance comprises two exceptional brands and brings together HP’s leading 3D printing platform with Deloitte’s digital manufacturing experience and global client reach.
The Deloitte Supply Chain and Manufacturing Operations practice helps companies enhance their manufacturing initiatives with effective digital business practices. Some of Deloitte’s partners include Google Cloud, Amazon Web Services, Cloudera, SAP, Siemens, and Dassault Systems, providing clients with a robust suite of software and services.
3D printing technology can serve as a pillar in companies’ supply chain management and Deloitte’s expertise will ensure companies are making the most of their investments. The alliance will first focus on the US before moving into other regions across the globe.
The partnership with Siemens will see HP’s Jet Fusion integrated with Siemens’ flagship manufacturing software suite NX. The brand new software module, NX AM will bring full life-cycle, design to production tools to Jet Fusion users, allowing customers to manage, design and develop parts for additive manufacturing – offering them unprecedented control over printed parts.
Zvi Feuer, SVP of Manufacturing Engineering Software at Siemens PLM believes additive manufacturing is “a transformative digital force that is empowering companies to reimagine their products and factories.”
Deepening our partnership with HP and driving their innovative 3D printing technology is especially important as companies look to increase speed to market, differentiate on product performance, simplify production and supply chain operations, and implement new business models.
HP’s 3D printing solutions are already in use by leading brands around the world. Clients include BMW, Johnson & Johnson, Nike, and Jabil; large manufacturing bureaus throughout Europe, North America, and the Asia-Pacific region are investing in their 3D printing capabilities. HP’s complete manufacturing ecosystem includes industry giants including Autodesk, Materialise, Siemens, and SAP, while its open 3D materials platforms has contributions from BASF, Henkel, Evonik, Arkema, Sinopec Yanshan Petroleum, and Lehman & Voss.
HP’s President and CEO, Dion Weisler believes 3D printing signals that “the Fourth Industrial Revolution is upon us.”
No sector of the global economy is undergoing more radical transformation than the US$12 trillion manufacturing market. Companies investing in digital reinvention are poised to outpace their peers. Building on our disruptive 3D printing technology, together with Deloitte, we are focused on helping customers transform and win in this new era.
We recently spoke to HP’s UK&I MD, George Brasher about trends in 3D printing and the HP Jet Fusion. Watch above.