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Hexagon Acquires AMendate

This expands their capabilities into simulation software for additive manufacturing.

Posted: June 27, 2019


Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence (North Kingston, RI) has announced they have entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AMendate GMBH (Paderborn, Germany), a German-based start-up providing simulation software solutions that support the generation and optimization of designs for additive manufacturing (AM). AMendate will join their MSC Software business, a computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software and services. The transaction is expected to close early third quarter and subject to customary closing conditions.

With this acquisition, MSC is positioned to offer its customers a paradigm shift away from general purpose optimization technologies to an innovative, purpose built software solution for AM.  Enabling the efficient production of highly complex components and providing customers with numerous benefits, from material-saving, weight reduction and efficient, cost-effective production. AMendate’s technology eliminates the inefficient manual effort that significantly slows today’s workflows, allowing work steps to be completed in days that would otherwise take several weeks.

“This acquisition directly addresses a major obstacle during design for companies shifting to AM processes,” said Paolo Guglielmini, the chief executive officer of MSC Software. “It enhances our Smart Factory solutions by minimizing time-to-print. We are proud to welcome them to the team, and we look forward to what we will accomplish together.”

“With MSC being one of the most renowned developers for software solutions in CAE, we are incredibly excited to introduce our generative design technology to its customers,” said Dr. Thomas Reiher, the chief executive officer and co-founder of AMendate. “The integration of our software in their established simulation technologies such as Simufact and MSC Apex will enable us to further enhance our technology even faster and make its benefits available to a global audience.”

AMendate was founded in 2018 by a team of experienced researchers from Paderborn University and the Direct Manufacturing Research Center (DMRC) in Paderborn, an industrial/academic consortium started in 2008 by Boeing, EOS, and other commercial partners.


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