MSC Software acquires Simufact Engineering

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MSC Software has acquired Simufact Engineering, a supplier of simulation software for metal forming and joining processes. Simufact’s customers leverage process simulation in order to reduce physical testing by up to 50%. Cycle times for development of new parts can be reduced from three weeks down to one 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 and 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’.”

Said Michael Wohlmuth, co-founder and CEO of Simufact, “It is tremendously exciting to make the leap to a global company. 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.”

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