SANTA ANA, Calif. — February 2007 — MSC.Software, a leading global provider of enterprise simulation software and services solutions, has announced a new OEM relationship with manufacturing specialists FEMUTEC GmbH. It will focus on simulation interests in materials forming.
FEMUTEC GmbH has ten years of experience in developing and supplying software, technical support, and consultancy to manufacturing organizations, including a successful long term Business Partner relationship with MSC.Software. Under the new agreement, FEMUTEC will add to their existing manufacturing portfolio, providing worldwide development, sales, and technical services for MSC.Software’s manufacturing solutions’ SuperForm and SuperForge, two highly complementary technologies developed specifically for the material forming and forging industries.
“MSC.Software is constantly seeking new partnerships aimed at providing our customers with breadth of solution capability and an unrivalled depth of service expertise,” said Amir Mobayen, senior vice president, EMEA Operations, MSC.Software. “FEMUTEC combines a solid history of commercial success with the experience and dedication which is required for specialist manufacturing simulation applications of this nature. Our extended partnership will further strengthen our mutual offering and will bring new value to customers in a range of manufacturing industries.”
The simulation of material forming processes is a specialist application involving several highly-advanced and innovative non-linear computational technologies. Based on the finite volume ‘meshless’ Eulerian technology from MSC.Software’s Dytran solver, Superforge is ideally suited for modeling the flow characteristics of hot forging applications. By way of complement, Superform utilizes the more traditional Langrangian implicit Finite Element technology from MSC.Software’s Marc solver together with advanced adaptive re-meshing, to address a wide range of bulk and sheet forming applications.
Both solutions have seen large scale deployment in heavy manufacturing organizations in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and the Americas, enabling organizations to significantly reduce prototype trials, optimize tool and die life, and to minimize the cost of scrapped components.
“This OEM agreement is a significant step towards a more powerful vertical solution for the bulk metal forming market,” stated Michael Wohlmuth, Managing Director FEMUTEC GmbH. “This partnership combines FEMUTEC’s industrial knowledge and GUI development expertise with MSC.Software’s best-in-class solver technology and provides an upper league manufacturing solution to customers.”
About MSC.Software Corporation
MSC.Software is a global leader of enterprise simulation solutions, that help companies make money, save time, and reduce costs associated with designing and testing manufactured products. MSC.Software works with thousands of companies in hundreds of industries to develop better products faster by utilizing information technology, software, services, and systems. MSC.Software employs more than 1100 people in 23 countries.
For additional information about MSC.Software's products and services, please visit www.mscsoftware.com.
About FEMUTEC GmbH
FEMUTEC GmbH is a service provider for process simulation in the manufacturing industry. FEMUTEC is familiar with all applications of metal forming and works on process and die optimization as well as on metallurgical effects of forming processes. Engineering services, software support and training, and software development with a dedicated growing team are part of the business.
For additional information about FEMUTEC’s products and services, please visit www.femutec.com.
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