Siemens Energy has announced an investment in a new digital platform for on-demand additive manufacturing services.
The platform, named MakerVerse, is a joint venture initiative between ZEISS and financial/venture capital investors including 9.5 Ventures, and is designed to be a ‘one-stop fulfilment platform’ for everything from prototypes to spare parts by connecting industrial clients with a global network of certified additive manufacturing suppliers.
Set to make its public launch towards the middle of 2022, MakerVerse will be based in Berlin and focus on serving customers across Europe.
Initially, the service will offer a range of 3D printing technologies but intends to cover the ‘full technological service spectrum’ by adding on-demand methods such as CNC and injection moulding in the near future. The platform will provide instant quoting, automated manufacturability checks, streamlined supplier and quality management, and quality assurance.