Collaboration is the Focus of 3D Printing and Manufacturing Event at the Cove

Past Tides
October 31, 2019 By Ethan Perez

Two industry-leading companies are proving that working together can bring a vision to life.

HP Inc. and Siemens Digital Industries Software, giants in the areas of information technology and automation and digitization, respectively, recently came to the Cove @ UCI Beall Applied Innovation to showcase their latest manufacturing technology and collaborative partnership.

Local industry professionals in attendance witnessed firsthand the benefits of their combined efforts; By leveraging HP’s Multi Jet Fusion 3D printers and Siemens’ NX software, users can design and 3D print parts faster, more cost-effectively, more sustainably and at higher volumes than previously possible.

HP and Siemens were not the only ones celebrating new collaborative partnerships, however; the 3D printing and manufacturing event was a testament to the collaboration-building work of Applied Innovation’s Enterprise Collaborations Group, who co-sponsored the event.

The Enterprise Collaborations Group, which coordinates and facilitates immersive and comprehensive relationships with select corporate/industry partners, makes mutually beneficial connections, like the existing one between UC Irvine (UCI) and Siemens, and the newly minted connection with HP.

By coordinating each company’s business interests with UCI faculty, resources and programs, the Enterprise Collaborations Group is able to foster a high level of engagement and help Applied Innovation in its mission of creating a world-class ecosystem in Orange County

“We look for engagement focus where it can potentially go university-wide and we help bring those resources together,” said Group Director Nancy Kim Yun of the Enterprise Collaborations Group.

As part of the ongoing collaboration with UCI, HP announced student support programs for the Institute for Design and Manufacturing Innovation.

Learn more about how Applied Innovation is creating an innovation district in the heart of Orange County.

 

Visit Applied Innovation’s Flickr page to see more photos from this event.

Main photo: A 3D-printed heart and skull show the capabilities of the 3D printing technology.
Photo: Michelle Mar

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