Thursday, March 23, 2017

NORTHWEST MACHINE TOOL EXPO 2017 -- SPRING Technologies highlights NCSIMUL MACHINE and NCSIMUL 4CAM, Booth 758


SPRING Technologies will show Northwest Machine Tool Expo visitors how its "NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS 10" all-in-one digital suite can provide productivity-enhancing benefits in their CNC programming functions. The event will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland April 12 & 13, 2017. In Booth 758, SPRING Technologies is focusing on its most popular modules in the suite – NCSIMUL MACHINE and NCSIMUL CAM. "We are always excited about demonstrating NCSIMUL, particularly in one of the hubs for the aerospace industry," said Silvère Proisy, North American Operations Director for SPRING Technologies. "The results are compelling for our products, and it's enjoyable to see the moment when programmers understand this new level of advancement and benefits NCSIMUL can bring for a nominal investment."
NCSIMUL MACHINE
NCSIMUL MACHINE is an innovative CNC software solution providing realistic simulation of the machining process. Users can simulate, verify, optimize and review machine programs based on the actual characteristics of the machine tools. Three-dimensional graphics help to avoid machining crashes while powerful algorithms and embedded process-based knowledge enable cutting conditions to be optimized. NCSIMUL MACHINE verifies programs in three steps: investigates and corrects coding errors, simulates to locate collisions and correct motion errors, and validates the program. The benefits are many, including reducing the time spent on debugging programs; preventing the costly risk of spindle collision, tool breakage and scrap; and improving cycle times and process optimization efficiencies.
SPRING Technologies has also addressed the increased use of composite materials in manufacturing by developing NCSIMUL Composites and welcomes inquiries about this product at the Northwest Machine Tool Expo. New algorithms in NCSIMUL MACHINE enable the simulation of fiber lay-ups with the initial media, the already laid material and roller position taken into account. The software offers a realistic display of the complete 3D model of the final part, selectively displaying each layer.
NCSIMUL 4CAM
This module streamlines the existing CAM process to simplify CNC programming. It allows users to change, in one click, the target machine without any reprogramming efforts. From the main CAD/CAM program or machine controller G-code, NCSIMUL CAM generates programs for any machine tool that are verified and optimized without an external post-processor. It takes into account the kinematics of the machine tool, machine controller, cutting tools and conditions. This efficiency results in lead-time reduction from prototype to production and in repurposing legacy programs to new machines.
ABOUT SPRING TECHNOLOGIES
SPRING Technologies develops software solutions designed to optimize manufacturing companies' CNC machines to reduce costs and maximize productivity.
Its product NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS® provides a complete and integrated mastery of the production process from Methods departments to Workshop including NC programming, machining simulation, cutting tool management, CNC program management and real time machine status monitoring.
This unique approach simplifies the digital chain and provides needed tools and flexibility for the implementation of automated factories.
Based in France, Germany, PR China and the USA, the company was founded in 1983 and collaborates with manufacturers in aerospace and defense, transportation, energy, industrial equipment and medical devices, using CAM software's such as CATIA, NX, CREO, TOPSOLIDCAM, MASTERCAM,... Through its global network of resellers, SPRING supports its customers all over the world.
NCEXPERIENCE, NCSIMUL, Optitool and NCdoc are registered trademarks of SPRING Technologies.
PRESS CONTACT
Béatrice Fournie - Chargé de communication
SPRING Technologies
bfournie@ncsimul.com
Françoise Fouquet - Symphony Communication
ffouquet@symphony-communication.fr

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

SPRING and M-AeroTech (MARA) sign MOU at LIMA '17


SPRING Technologies and M-AeroTech (MARA) sign MOU during LIMA '17 Langkawi Exhibition. M-AeroTech is primarily responsible for implementing MARA’s aerospace initiatives and developing content for the Asia Aerospace City (AAC). Together, the two will collaborate on Human Capital Development by providing technical assistance for the development of training programmes and the training of Trainers (‘TOT’). Most importantly, both will facilitate Research & Technology through cooperation related to NCSIMUL Solutions (e.g. industry best practices) with companies and institutions in Malaysia and France.

SPRING and M-AeroTech  signed a Letter of Intent (‘LOI’) on  December 24th, 2016, in which M-AeroTech intends to purchase NCSIMUL Solutions for distribution in the training institutions in Malaysia.


M-AeroTech is a 100% owned subsidiary of MARA, a statutory body of the Government of Malaysia duly created under Majlis Amanah Rakyat Act 1966. MARA is the social and economic development engine of the Government of Malaysia possessing in-depth experience and well-established capabilities in human capital development, and fostering of entrepreneurship. MARA operates a holistic education and training system, ranging from technical & vocational to professional courses. In line with its mission, MARA seeks to strengthen its collaboration with industry to further improve its human capital development capability.

M-AeroTech has the primary responsibility of implementing MARA’s aerospace initiatives and developing content for the Asia Aerospace City (AAC). M-AeroTech focuses on developing industry-leading human capital, research and technology, and providing business consultancy, which address the specific requirements of aerospace and other strategically important sectors in Malaysia.




Monday, March 13, 2017

NCSIMUL 4CAM Wins German INTEC Award of 2017

Software for flexible CNC machining awarded to contribution of digitalization in mechanical engineering
Wetzlar – March 9, 2017
Great news for the SPRING Technologies team: The Company, which  participated at the Machine Trade Fair INTEC for the first time, won the INTEC prize 2017 in the Enterprises of up to 100 employees Category for its future-oriented NC solution NCSIMUL 4CAM. With this software, existing NC programs can be converted to various machines with different controllers with just a few clicks, without the previously necessary reprogramming and manual reworking. The generated NC program is directly verified and optimized. As a result, the software provider promises an enormous time saving in programming, the possibility of flexible machine switches and thus increased productivity in NC production with continuous and digital processes.

Copyright: Leipziger Messe GmbH / Uwe Frauendorf

The award ceremony took place in the congress hall at Leipzig Zoo on the evening of the 7th of March. The award for Companies of up to 100 employees was given by Prof. Dr. Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer Society for the Advancement of Applied Research.
 General Manager DACH from SPRING Technologies Herbert Schönle is delighted to have received the award: "For us as a software provider, the INTEC Award is a very special award because it shows the importance of NC digitalization process to solve machining challenges meeting Industry 4.0 requirements. With our innovative solution, we want to continue to strengthen the competitiveness of the machine tools and within mechanical engineering sector in Europe, because software and machine tools belong closely together. The fact that our solution was chosen as the best by a high-ranking expert jury is a special honor for us".

The participation in the trade show as a whole is also promising for SPRING Technologies. "On the first day we had very interesting and inspiring conversations in the booth. Participation at INTEC 2017 was the right decision", says Schönle.

The INTEC award also endowed the winners in in categories of companies of up to and more than 100 employees with 5,000 euros for innovations in the development of Digital Manufacturing. A panel of experts from different industries, research institutions, and trade associations and political figures selected winners according to the criteria of innovation and advantages gained. This took into account state of the art technology, contribution to Energy and resource efficiency, probable market potential and development expenditure and, finally overall future impact on Digital Manufacturing.
The companies Profiroll Technologies, Bad Düben and Niles-Simmons Industrieanlagen, Chemnitz, share the first prize in the category of companies of more than 100 employees this year. Reiff Technische Produkte GmbH also won the prize for the best career programs for young talents.

INTEC takes place every two years in conjunction with the International Supplier Fair Z in Leipzig and is regarded as an important branch meeting for the Metalworking industry in Germany and Europe. More than 1,380 companies from 30 countries exhibited from 7th - March 2017, with a range of services in the fields of machine tools, metalworking processing, automated production systems, and technology solutions for industrial 4.0 production.

About SPRING Technologies
SPRING Technologies develops software solutions designed to optimize manufacturing companies' CNC machines to reduce costs and maximize productivity.

Its product NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS® provides a complete and integrated mastery of the production process from Methods departments to Workshop including NC programming, machining simulation, cutting tool management, CNC program management and real time machine status monitoring.

This unique approach simplifies the digital chain and provides needed tools and flexibility for the implementation of automated factories.
Based in France, Germany, PR China and the USA, the company was founded in 1983 and collaborates with manufacturers in aerospace and defense, transportation, energy, industrial equipment and medical devices, using CAM software's such as CATIA, NX, CREO, TOPSOLIDCAM, MASTERCAM,... Through its global network of resellers, SPRING supports its customers all over the world.
NCEXPERIENCE, NCSIMUL, Optitool and NCdoc are registered trademarks of SPRING Technologies. For more information, visit: www.ncsimul.com

Press contact:
Isabell Oerder
SPRING Technologies GmbH
Marketing & Communications DACH
( + 49 (0) 644 9223 40

Patrick Schulze
Wordfinder Ltd. & Co. KG
( + 49 (0)40 840 55 92 18
ps@wordfinderpr.co



Wednesday, March 1, 2017

SPRING Technologies Joins AMT


Boston, MA – March 1, 2017
SPRING Technologies, a worldwide leader in delivering dedicated CNC software solutions that enable the optimal use of CNC machines, has joined AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology. AMT represents and promotes U.S.-based manufacturing technology and its members. Its members are comprised of those who design, build, sell and service manufacturing technology. In addition to advocacy, workforce development, research and other supportive services, the organization also owns and manages IMTS – The International Manufacturing Technology Show.
“Our alliance with AMT will prove to be a valuable resource for our company in the years to come,” said Silvère Proisy, General Manager of SPRING Technologies - North America.
SPRING Technologies’ flagship product is its innovative software platform NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS, which allows manufacturers to manage the complete machining process including G-code processing (NCSIMUL CAM), G-code file simulation (NCSIMUL MACHINE) and cutting tool management (NCSIMUL TOOL).

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ABOUT SPRING TECHNOLOGIES
SPRING Technologies develops software solutions designed to optimize manufacturing companies' CNC machines to reduce costs and maximize productivity.
Its product NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS® provides a complete and integrated mastery of the production process from Methods departments to Workshop including NC programming, machining simulation, cutting tool management, CNC program management and real time machine status monitoring.
This unique approach simplifies the digital chain and provides needed tools and flexibility for the implementation of automated factories.
Based in France, Germany, PR China and the USA, the company was founded in 1983 and collaborates with manufacturers in aerospace and defense, transportation, energy, industrial equipment and medical devices, using CAM softwares such as CATIA, NX, CREO, TOPSOLIDCAM and MASTERCAM. Through its global network of resellers, SPRING supports its customers all over the world.
NCEXPERIENCE, NCSIMUL, Optitool and NCdoc are registered trademarks of SPRING Technologies 
PRESS CONTACTS
Silvère Proisy - SPRING Technologies Inc. - General Manager - sproisy@ncsimul.com
Lynn Gorman - Lynn Gorman Communications LLC - lynn@gorcomm.com
Béatrice FOURNIE – Communication Manager SPRING Technologies - bfournie@ncsimul.com

Friday, November 18, 2016

DID YOU KNOW, NCSIMUL MACHINE is the perfect add on for your PTC Creo CAM solution?


NCSIMUL MACHINE prides itself in creating the kind of versatility that is essential to machinists across different sectors. Adding Creo of PTC’s SOFTWARE and SOLUTIONS to our expanding list of CAD/CAM interfaces is just one example of how we aim to increase productivity, allowing machinists and programmers in manufacturing to keep their data consistent.
HOW?

Everything you’ve created on Creo, from your tools, tool paths, parts to your rough stock, can be transferred, then saved on to NCSIMUL MACHINE. All it requires is a click to select the elements you’d like to send, and all your data is uploaded in a few seconds.
Lauded for its ease of use, the Creo interface is one among many ways NCSIMUL MACHINE is designed to save you more time and money.

Need to make a change or update?

Your updates to Creo can be sent and uploaded to NCSIMUL in the same way.
NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE OR UPDATE?
Your updates to Mastercam can be sent and uploaded to NCSIMUL in the same way.


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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

PHIC launches NCSIMUL in CHINA


Held every two years, the Seventh Chinese Numerical Control Competitions (CNCC) took place in China last week. The National NC Skills Competition highlight various levels of skill in NC programming and machining. Bringing together the best of engineers and students from all over China, its objective is to award craftsmanship in efforts to nurture China's future in manufacturing and help reach target manufacturing goals of 2025. The event was covered nationally in printed and televised media. Additionally, in attendance at the inauguration was the Chinese Labor Minister and other national and provincial government leaders. 

The competition itself is divided into three facets: CNC lathe and CNC milling on machining Centers (four-axis, five-axis), CNC machine tool installation and maintenance, overseeing five projects. While the competition evaluated theoretical knowledge, it mainly comprised of two practical operations. The first was a seven hour machine operation test where each contestant was required to machine his or her part correctly on a machine tool. The second part included a three hour examination of CAD design, CAM programming and NC-Code validation using PHIC-NCSIMUL.





Thursday, October 27, 2016

SPRING Technologies presents award-winning software at the "Machining Innovations Conference for Aerospace Industry"(MIC) in Hanover

27/10/2016

SPRING Technologies is participating as an exhibitor in the 16th international "Machining Innovations Conference for Aerospace Industry 2016" (MIC2016). The conference will be held at the Hanover Centre for Production Technology (PZH) of the Leibniz University on November 23rd/24th, offering experts from industry and research within the aerospace industry a common international platform to discuss trends, challenges and innovations in production technology .

SPRING Technologies can look back on a long-time experience in NC simulation especially in the aerospace market and is also collaborating with leading research institutes in this area. Its solutions for NC simulation are in use at AIRBUS already since the 1990's and at many other aerospace suppliers worldwide and in the German-speaking region.
Reduced machining and programming times as a competitive advantage
At the exhibition area at MIC2016, visitors can experience NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS at the SPRING Technologies' demo-point. In addition to its high-performance machine simulation, optimization and digital tool management, SPRING Technologies will be also presenting its latest development, the innovative NCSIMUL 4CAM, winner of the "MM Award" in the category Software at this year's metal processing trade fair AMB and awarded also a few months ago in France with the INNOVATION Award.

Awarded with the MM Award at AMB 2016: Automatic conversion of CNC programs to different machines with NCSIMUL 4CAM - (© SPRING Technologies)
NCSIMUL 4CAM enables the automatic conversion of existing CNC programs with only a few clicks to new machines. Manufacturers won't lose time anymore with traditional and manual reprogramming operations, taking sometimes up to several days. This revolutionary approach opens the way to a flexible manufacturing, explains Herbert Schönle, General Manager DACH at SPRING Technologies: "Aerospace manufacturers face increasing cost and time pressure.  NCSIMUL 4CAM generates ready-to-use and self-verified CNC programs for any machine and controllers. This enables manufacturers to switch fast and flexibly between their CNC machines and re-organize their production in seamless and integrated manufacturing processes." He proceeds: "As a result of our optimisation capacity NCSIMUL users profit from significant time savings also already in the single CNC programs. With a detailed analysis and optimisation of the cutting conditions and the removal of the material, on average a 20 % reduction of machining time can be achieved."
New production technologies for the aerospace industry in the spotlight at MIC 2016
The annually held MIC conference is organised by the Institute of Production Engineering and Machine Tools (IFW) Leibniz University of Hanover in cooperation with the Machining Innovations Network e.V. (MIN). The organisers expect more than 200 leading experts from aerospace technology to attend this year's event.  The conference program consists of 4 sessions with expert lectures from industry and science about emerging trends, experiences and results in research. Among the presenting companies, there are for example, DMG Mori, Makino, PREMIUM Aerotec, Kennametal, Sandvik Coromant and SolidCAM.

Knowledge-Sharing and Networking at MIC2015 (©IFW)
A guided Tour in the IFW Laboratory, as well as an exhibition area and an evening gala are part of MIC2016. SPRING Technologies welcomes the attendees at its NCSIMUL demo-point at position A03 in the heart of the exhibition area.