6/28/2018 | 1 MINUTE READ

Hexagon AB Acquires Spring Technologies

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

The company will operate within Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division as part of the CAD/CAM and production software business currently led by the Vero Software brand.

Share

Facebook Share Icon LinkedIn Share Icon Twitter Share Icon Share by EMail icon Print Icon

Connect at

Hexagon | NCSIMUL and TESA division Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence will be exhibiting new technology at IMTS 2020 in Chicago this September.

Get registered here!

Spring Technologies, a provider of machine tool software, has been acquired by Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions. 

For 30 years, the company has been developing CNC solutions for machine tools. Its flagship portfolio, NCSIMUL, constitutes a suite of integrated solutions providing native CNC code programming, CNC simulation, cutting and tool libraries, CNC program management, real-time machine monitoring, and technical content publication.

“I’m really happy to join the Hexagon team, with whom we share the same Industry 4.0 vision,” says Gilles Battier, CEO and owner of Spring Technologies. “This is great news for all our customers, who will continue to use their usual CAM solutions, whatever they are, and for all our partners who have trusted us in distributing our solutions around the world. In addition, we will be stronger and continue to support them around the world with a broader portfolio of solutions.”

“Manufacturing must be ‘smart’ if it’s to produce the next generation of products at reduced costs. The acquisition of Spring Technologies further strengthens our Autonomous Connected Ecosystem (ACE) strategy, which will ultimately enable the smart factory,” says Ola Rollén, Hexagon’s President and CEO. “Machining simulation is essential in connecting the physical world with the digital and achieving autonomy, both of which are prerequisites to delivering smart factory solutions.”

Headquartered in France, with offices in the United States, Germany and China, Spring Technologies employs around 100 people. The company will operate within Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division as part of the CAD/CAM and production software business currently led by the Vero Software brand.

RELATED CONTENT

  • Programming A Robot The Way You Program A CNC Machine Tool

    Programming a robot with the same CAM software used for a multi-axis machine tool makes it unnecessary to “teach” the robot by jogging it manually from point to point and recording these point-to-point moves as the robot’s motion commands. Robotmaster is a software package that provides this CAD/CAM-based, off-line programming for robots. It runs fully integrated inside Mastercam CAM software for CNC machine tools.

  • The Changing Face Of CNC Programming

    The Future of Machining - 2005 Efforts to create a CNC-usable product data model are inching forward, but in the meantime, advances in CAM software will make the programmer's job function super-efficient rather than superfluous.

  • The Costs and Benefits of Horizontal Machining

    The shift from vertical to horizontal machining was even more expensive than this shop anticipated. It was also more valuable. Most of the shop’s machining centers are HMCs now—here’s why.

Resources