Hexagon acquires Spring Technologies, manufacturers of machine tool simulation and verification software

Hexagon AB has announced the acquisition of Spring Technologies, a provider of machine tool simulation, toolpath verification and optimisation, and machine tool management software.

Spring Technologies’ flagship portfolio, NCSimul, is a comprehensive suite of integrated solutions providing native CNC code programming, CNC simulation, cutting and tool libraries, CNC programme management, real-time machine monitoring and technical content publication.

“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. Machining simulation is essential to connecting the physical world with the digital and achieving autonomy – both of which are prerequisites to delivering smart factory solutions,” says Ola Rollén, Hexagon president and CEO.

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

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