Thursday, June 22, 2017

NCSIMUL Will See You at WESTEC 2017

SPRING Technologies, developer of software for the optimal and flexible use of CNC machines, including simulation and optimizing CAM programs, will demonstrate its flagship NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS package at WESTEC 2017, Booth 2538. The manufacturing event will be held September 12 – 14 in Los Angeles. The latest 2017 version of NCSIMUL Solutions sets a new benchmark for comprehensive control of the machining process, providing ease of use, flexibility and automation for manufacturers to move towards Industry 4.0. The two main modules, NCSIMUL MACHINE and NCSIMUL 4CAM will be highlighted at the show.
"For manufacturers requiring 5-axis simulation software for machining centers or complex mill-turn multi-axis simulation, we are hopeful they will put us on their "must see" list at WESTC," Silvère Proisy, North American Operations Director for SPRING Technologies.
Among the new features of NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS 2017 and the NCSIMUL 4CAM module are: New probing strategies; support for turning after milling, for one-click NC machine turnaround; cutting tool management with 3D definitions; one-click project update; project export/import; automatic performance analysis; automatic graphic detection of machining risk zones and less than optimal cutting conditions, and more.
NCSIMUL MACHINE is an innovative CNC software solution providing realistic CNC 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 provides machining verification 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.
Further, SPRING has focused its R&D over the last year on optimizing the performance of NCSIMUL 4CAM, the award-winning CAM add-on module that can be integrated with the software package. Based on SPRING's expertise in the field, NCSIMUL 4CAM 2017 effectively brings users more efficient processes and supports their best practices with existing CAM software products. With the new version of NCSIMUL 4CAM, manufacturers now have a decision-making tool that is reliable, flexible, secured and automated for selecting the production resources they want to deploy.
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.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

MAZAK VARIAXIS Machine Tool CNC Simulation with NCSIMUL



This video demonstrates an example using the MAZAK VARIAXIS Virtual Machine in NCSIMUL Machine. 
For more information about NCSIMUL MACHINE go to: http://www.ncsimul.com/contenu.php?ID=62





Friday, May 5, 2017

SPRING Technologies announces the release of version 2017 of NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS


Performance and automation… Major enhancements for NCSIMUL 4CAM

Paris, 5 May. 17SPRING Technologies, vendor of software for the optimal and flexible use of Numerical Control machines, reducing costs and speeding product development, announces the latest version of its flagship NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS. The new version sets a groundbreaking benchmark for comprehensive control of the machining process, allying ease of use, flexibility and automation to build the Factory of the Future.

SPRING has focused its R&D on optimizing the performance of NCSIMUL 4CAM, the CAM add-on module and technological jewel in its offering. Based on SPRING’s expertise in the field, NCSIMUL 4CAM 2017 effectively brings users more efficient processes and integrates their best practice. With the new version of NCSIMUL 4CAM, manufacturers now have a decision-making tool that is reliable, flexible, secured and automated for selecting the production resources they want to deploy.


New features of Version 2017 of NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS and the NCSIMUL 4CAM module:

Ø  New probing strategies with checking and measurement of intermediary rough stocks:
·         User benefits: automatic compensation, taking into account tool wear during machining, where applicable;

Ø  Support for turning after milling, for one-click NC machine turnaround.
·         User benefits: automatic reprogramming for all NC tool and machine changes, delivering real flexibility and significant time-saving for CAM programmers and workshop scheduling.

Ø  The OPTITOOL option is built into NCSIMUL 4CAM 2017 enabling automation and optimization, especially all rapid motion, with graphic analysis enabling quick before/after comparison of improvements.
·         User benefits: one-click time-saving on each single machining cycle.

Ø  The NCSIMUL TOOL cutting tool management with 3D definitions, attachments and cutting conditions has been enriched, standardized and stored by material, machine and operation.
·         User benefits: operational time-saving on project go-live and capitalized best practices for cutting conditions and automated reuse.

Ø  One-click project update (phase calculation, simulation and ISO code restart, etc.); phase export/import to exchange project information with other customer sites or external partners.
·         User benefits: enhanced inter-company collaboration with sub-contractors, suppliers and customers, covering all or part of a project, enabling data exchange and securing the whole project.

Ø  Automatic performance analysis of the assembly for 5-axis NC machines. Automatic graphic detection of machining risk zones and less than optimal cutting conditions.
·         User benefits: automatic prediction of non-quality risks for 5-axis machining (surface condition, finishing).

Ø  3 new CAM programs have been added to the list of Workpackages available with NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS 2017: Alphacam, CATIA, Cimatron, Creo, Edgecam, ESPRIT, FeatureCAM, GibbsCAM, hyperMILL Mastercam, NX, PowerMILL, and TopSolid’Cam.

Gilles Battier, CEO of SPRING Technologies says:
“We have developed a product that is truly unique on the market. Ours is effectively the only approach that uses data from the workshop to deliver maximum productivity for NC machine tools, cutting costs and factoring in the four key parameters that set the cost price of a part: machine cost, material cost, cutting tool cost and programming/workshop costs. Manufacturers know the score and trust us. Going forward, it’s our job to continue developing NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS and its NCSIMUL 4CAM module to offer our customers the very best, bringing them tools that will deliver the extra competitive edge they need.

Breaking news… professionals across the NC business are praising NCSIMUL 4CAM. At the latest INTEC show, held in Germany from March 7 to 10 2017 and attended by top specialists, we were awarded another Trophy for Best Innovation. A jury of experts from industry, research centers and non-profit organizations singled out SPRING and NCSIMUL 4CAM for the INTEC Award, the third we have received for our solution in the last year. We are very proud of this achievement. The awards are a tangible acknowledgement of our focus on R&D: a tight coupling of software and machine to optimize the digital process.”


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 engineering departments to the shop floor, 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 such as Mastercam, CATIA, NX, CREO, TopSolidCAM, and others. Through its global network of resellers, SPRING supports its customers all over the world.
For more information, visit: www.ncsimul.com
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

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

EASTEC 2017 -- SPRING Technologies highlights NCSIMUL MACHINE and NCSIMUL 4CAM, Booth 5522

SPRING Technologies will show EASTEC 2017 visitors how its "NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS 10" all-in-one digital suite can provide productivity-enhancing benefits in their CNC programming functions. In Booth 5522, the company is focusing on its most popular modules in the suite – NCSIMUL MACHINE and NCSIMUL CAM.
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 EASTEC 2017. 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.
"We are always excited about demonstrating NCSIMUL," said Silvère Proisy, North American Operations Director for SPRING Technologies."The results are compelling, and it's fun to see the moment when programmers understand this new level of advancement and benefits it can bring for a nominal investment. For example, in North America, our customers on average save 90% of their machine setup time, $500,000 a year in production time by optimizing feed rates, and more than $100,000 dollars annually on machine crash avoidance."



PRESS CONTACT
Lynn Gorman
Lynn Gorman Communications, LLC.
lynn@gorcomm.com
Françoise Fouquet - Symphony Communication
ffouquet@symphony-communication.fr

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