Monday, March 26, 2012

DELCAM and SPRING Technologies speed up CAM department productivity

Delcam and SPRING Technologies announce a seamless interface between their core solutions PowerMILL/FeatureCAM and NCSIMUL.

SPRING Technologies and Delcam have closely worked together to deliver a seamless integration between NCSIMUL, a major standard for machining simulation and feed rate optimization, and the leading CAM softwares PowerMILL/FeatureCAM. Those interfaces will provide a complete solution for an accurate and efficient CAM-to-CNC machine programming process.

PowerMILL/FeatureCAM users will be able to simulate their toolpaths using NCSIMUL core features thanks to those brand new interfaces. With just one click, CAM users can transfer the relevant data directly from inside FeatureCAM/PowerMILL into NCSIMUL and prepare the right data for NC verification and delivery to the machine tool. This partnership intends to answer the needs of many companies which are manufacturing high value items: an integrated process that eases checks and validations of milling toolpaths.
Thanks to those interfaces/connections, NCSIMUL makes all the advantages of its technology available to the Delcam users. Comprehensive tests can be made on the computer, using its knowledge of milling applications. For example, the simulations eliminate manual prove-outs and make more efficient use of cutting tools. They also prevent any risk of machine or part breakage. The cutting conditions can also be optimized so improving the productivity of the machines. Moreover, technical documents can be standardized and disseminated right next to the machine in a click so that every team involved in the production cycle can communicate easily and accurately.

The long-standing and proven ability of NCSIMUL to give safe and optimized NC programs attracted the Delcam team, which is always developing new applications to increase the abilities of the Delcam range of products.

"We have really focused our work on developing a friendly and easy-to-use interface to facilitate the transfer of all kinds of data: parts, clamps, stocks, etc," explained Fikret Kalay – Delcam France Professional Services Director. "Thanks to this new interface, PowerMILL/FeatureCAM users will be able to choose the appropriate machine and post-processor, automatically generate tool data for NCSIMUL, and launch simulation project in a secure way from PowerMILL/FeatureCAM into NCSIMUL. The combination of PowerMILL/FeatureCAM and NCSIMUL will make it easier for the users to gain greater productivity and while ensuring safe machining."

"Thanks to those interfaces, we answer DELCAM & SPRING customer primary needs to streamline their CAM-to-NC simulation process hence yielding higher productivity rates. This will facilitate both CN programming and validation steps while shortening industrialization time." says Olivier BELLATON, General Manager SPRING Technologies.

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

SPRING Technologies extends its NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS offering with SICOM to optimize real-time maintenance

SICOM breaks down the barriers between the production and maintenance environments and predicts machine failures

SPRING Technologies, software solutions vendor for the production environment, has chosen the INDUSTRIE 2012 show in Paris to announce SICOM, its brand new solution for the real-time management and optimization of corrective maintenance processes in machining workshops. Nominated for the INDUSTRIE 2012 Innovation Trophies, SICOM is an exciting newcomer to the world of NC machine installation maintenance where it helps to optimize machine uptime. Its keywords are: instrumented, interconnected, intelligent, automated and predictive.

Key benefits:

  • Real-time Management and optimization of the processing of corrective maintenance
  • Anticipation of upcoming maintenance operations
  • Management of the life cycle of a maintenance request by workflow
  • Interconnectivity with all the corporate information systems
  • Reduction of downtime on NC machine tools
  • Improved operational efficiency through greater human and material resource availability

SICOM – Scalable and Interoperable Corrective Maintenance –

SICOM was developed as part of the SYS-MCO project, a SYSTEMATIC Competitiveness Cluster initiative led by SPRING Technologies in partnership with the engineering company GIMA, innovative SME and academics. The result of many months of R&D in operational maintenance, SICOM represents a significant step forward in this field, notably by supporting, integrating and analyzing heterogeneous data, and ensuring that complex equipment and infrastructures remain fully maintained and operational.

“We are in a classic example of the virtuous circle”, explains Gilles Battier, CEO of SPRING Technologies. “A project led by a Competitiveness Cluster, based on an identified real-world case brought to the table by a manufacturer, GIMA, on which innovative businesses and academics have been able to work together with the common goal of finding a solution that can then be deployed across-the-board in sectors that have the same needs”.
Today SICOM fits seamlessly into SPRING’s strategy to improve productivity in the workshop by delivering technological solutions based on real needs in the field.

Key factors
The aim of SICOM is to predict, manage and optimize corrective maintenance processes.
  • A key role in this is the optimal assignment of maintenance requests by:
  • Life cycle management via an associated workflow, encapsulating the specific processes in the maintenance request
  • Interconnection with the company’s other information systems (ERP, CAPP, CMMS, etc.)
  • Instrumentation supported by technologies like the Kayentis pen, vital for reporting technical facts during the execution of maintenance requests, and sensors that monitor the machines in the production environment
These functions are all vital in collecting the data needed to finalize the maintenance request. This real-time capability enables the company using the machines to establish its priorities more accurately, send requests, schedule resources (human and machine tools) and thus gain in productivity and security.

To go even further in the optimization of corrective maintenance processes, SICOM has intelligent real time modules that offer help in failure diagnostics and predictive surveillance of the production equipment.

SICOM’s multilayer cloud architecture and interoperability with other corporate IT via Web services, heightens its interconnection capability. This makes the solution accessible from any terminal in the extended enterprise and enables it to adapt to variations in the production context.

By way of conclusion, SICOM, the new solution that is now part of SPRING’s global NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS offering enables:
  • Greater machine uptime;
  • More reliable production equipment;
  • Significantly improved safety in the workshop;
  • Substantial cost savings related to stoppages and maintenance operations.
We invite you to discover SICOM in more detail on the SPRING Technologies booth, 5N57, at the Industrie 2012 show.

About SPRING Technologies
With over 30 years’ industrial experience in the field of manufacturing, SPRING Technologies has gained worldwide recognition as a software vendor for the production environment with its global offer NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS and as a PLM integration services provider regarding the leading solutions on the PLM market.

NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS offer is modular and proposes solutions for machining simulation and optimization, cutting tool management, cutting conditions Optimization, process documentation management.

The company is today one of France’s leading integrators of PLM solutions, notably in mechanical CAD/CAM, and offers services in consulting, assistance, development and training. SPRING Technologies has built solutions around market-leading software from PTC, Dassault Systèmes, Siemens PLM and SAP, integrated in a collaborative working environment.

SPRING Technologies, founded in 1983, has a workforce of 100+, and offices in Paris, Geneva, Toulouse, Frankfurt, Munich, Beijing and Boston. For more information, visit
Press Contact:

Philippe Solignac
SPRING Technologies HQ
 + 33 (0)1 43 60 25 00

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

SPRING Technologies is proud to announce INNEO Solutions from Germany

SPRING Technologies would like to announce its great partnership with INNEO Solutions from Germany.

INNEO has been in business for over 25 years with 12 offices across the UK, Germany and Switzerland. Their solutions are instrumental in speeding up and optimizing their clients product-development process.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

SPRING Technologies is proud to announce CIPRO from Germany

SPRING Technologies would like to announce its great partnership with CIPRO from Germany.

CIPRO is a leading independent system integrator for the entire engineering and manufacturing process chain. They focus on selling and supporting NCSIMUL Solutions for SPRING Technologies.

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Sunday, March 18, 2012

SPRING Technologies would like to thank all its Value Added Reseller's

SPRING Technologies has been in business for over 28 years and during this time has partnered with some amazing companies. Starting from tomorrow March 19th 2012, SPRING will post one message a day on all of its social media outlets to honor such esteemed partners.

SPRING is proud of its Value Added Reseller's and the people working for those organizations.

Wishing everyone good health, happiness and success.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS were shown at the Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit in Seattle

NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS were shown at  the Aerospace and Defense Supplier Summit in Seattle which was held from March 12-15, 2012.

“The first of its kind in the United States, Aerospace & Defense Supplier Summit Seattle is an opportunity for leaders in the aerospace industry to meet with potential industry partners.”

The SPRING Technologies team met over 55 companies interested in NCSIMUL technologies during this event. Aerospace manufacturing facilities need help to face the increasing load in production. Very talented companies were represented on the floor.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

SPRING Technologies is extremely happy about signing up INICAD

SPRING Technologies is extremely happy about signing up INICAD from Romania. INICAD will focus on selling and supporting SPRING products.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

SPRING Technologies with SICOM nominated for INNOVATION Awards 2012

The selection of the SICOM solution from 128 submissions from 95 companies proves SPRING Technologies’ superior capacity to innovate

SPRING Technologies is a major player in the market for simulation and optimization software dedicated to production processes and resources. It is one of five companies that have just been shortlisted in the “Productivity” category of France’s Trophées de l’Innovation INDUSTRIE 2012 award.

The selected product is its new solution called SICOM (Scalable and Interoperable Corrective Maintenance).

On February 13 2012, a jury of leading trade journalists specialized in a range of industrial sectors examined 128 submissions before shortlisting 19 innovations in 5 categories (environment, ergonomics, productivity, technologies and safety/security). The innovations will be competing for the prestigious Trophées de l’Innovation INDUSTRIE 2012 award and 5 of the 19 companies will be spotlighted on Tuesday March 27 at the exhibitors’ gala evening at Salon Industrie, Paris-Nord Villepinte.


SPRING has unveiled SICOM, a solution that delivers real-time management of corrective maintenance processes in the machining workshops, while enhancing their performance.

SICOM is instrumented, interconnected and intelligent, enabling real-time management and predictive optimization of corrective maintenance processes, minimizing NC machine-tool downtime and reducing the amount of time spent on maintenance operations.

More details will be announced shortly.

CEO Gilles Battier says
“We are proud to have been nominated in the ‘productivity’ category, because this is the area where we make our n° 1 commitment to our customers. For over 25 years, innovation has been a core concern and our credo has always been about helping our customers to increase their productivity. Every year, we invest 20% of revenue in R&D. SICOM is the result of this research and our strong investment in the SYSTEMATIC competitiveness cluster. So it is very satisfying and logical for this groundbreaking software to be nominated for an award that recognizes the capacity to innovate”.