Hexagon snaps up SPRING’s NCSIMUL for machining
Hexagon just announced that it is acquiring SPRING Technologies, whose NCSIMUL optimizes the machining workflow from CNC programming to CNC simulation, managing cutting and tool libraries, real time machine monitoring and technical content publication.
Hexagon CEO Ola Rollén said of the acquisition,“[m]anufacturing 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.”
SPRING will become part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence, joining Vero, MSC Software and other brands. Hexagon didn’t disclose terms of the deal but expects it to close as soon as regulatory approvals are obtained.