MSC Software Acquires Welding and Forming Simulation Leader Simufact

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 17, 2015MSC Software today announced the acquisition of Simufact Engineering. Simufact is an industry leader in simulation of metal forming and joining processes. Based on best-in-class nonlinear simulation software technology, Simufact.forming and Simufact.welding are metal forming and welding process simulation tools used by aerospace, automotive, and machinery industries, their parts and materials suppliers, as well as major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to realize significant savings from reducing shop-floor tryouts of their manufacturing processes.

Display of residual stresses when welding a carrier (Photo: Business Wire)

Display of residual stresses when welding a carrier (Photo: Business Wire)

Simufact’s customers in the metal forming industry that leverage process simulation confirm that they have reduced physical testing up to 50% following implementation of Simufact’s software. Moreover, they confirm that cycle times for new part developments can be reduced from 3 weeks to 1 week. MSC customers will realize even greater savings from simulating the entire process chain with Simufact and MSC’s tools, to gain a better understanding of the as-manufactured condition of the product.

“Too often, our customers tell me that poorly-understood manufacturing processes result in products that don’t function as designed and simulated,” said Dominic Gallello, President & CEO of MSC Software. “By connecting Simufact’s manufacturing process oriented tools to design simulation, we can better assist our customers with their drive for ‘first time right’.”

“It is tremendously exciting to make the leap to a global company,” said Michael Wohlmuth, Co-founder and CEO of Simufact. “Our team eagerly anticipates replicating our success with new companies and in more countries.” Dr. Hendrik Schafstall, Co-founder and CTO of Simufact added: “Being a direct member of the MSC family offers additional advantages: We will be able to accelerate the technology development; our customers can look forward to greater innovation.” Simufact’s software solutions have been noted within the manufacturing engineering community for their ease of use, their ability to simulate a broad range of physics with great accuracy (thermal/materials/ mechanics), and for being uniquely well suited for process chain simulation.

For more information, please visit www.mscsoftware.com/product/simufact or www.simufact.de.

About Simufact Engineering

Simufact Engineering is a global provider of metal forming and joining simulation software and related services to manufacturing industries. Based on a high level of professional competence and years of experience in metal processing technology, the company has proven to be an important partner for designing and optimizing manufacturing processes including hot forging, cold forming, sheet metal forming, rolling, ring rolling, open die forging, mechanical joining, heat treatment, and welding. Twenty years after its founding, Simufact’s dynamically growing customer base exceeds 500 companies.

For additional information about Simufact’s products and services, please visit: www.simufact.de

Simufact, Simufact.forming and Simufact.welding are trademarks or registered trademarks of Simufact Engineering GmbH.

About MSC Software

MSC Software is one of the ten original software companies and a global leader in helping product manufacturers to advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. As a trusted partner, MSC Software helps companies improve quality, save time, and reduce costs associated with design and test of manufactured products. Academic institutions, researchers, and students employ MSC’s technology to expand individual knowledge as well as expand the horizon of simulation. MSC Software employs 1,100 professionals in 20 countries. For additional information about MSC Software’s products and services, please visit: www.mscsoftware.com

The MSC Software corporate logo, Simulating Reality, MSC Nastran, Adams, Actran, Digimat, Dytran, Easy5, Marc, Patran, MSC, MasterKey, MasterKey Plus, MaterialCenter, MSC Apex, SimDesigner, SimManager, and SimXpert are trademarks or registered trademarks of MSC Software Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. NASTRAN is a registered trademark of NASA.



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Simufact
Volker Mensing, +49 40 790 128-160
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