Thursday, September 26, 2013

WESTEC 2013 : NCSIMUL Machine 9 brings realistic, high performance, and mobile NC simulation to manufacturing

Come and learn more about the latest version of 
SPRING Technologies flagship software, Booth 2147

SPRING Technologies will demonstrate its NCSIMUL Machine 9 NC simulation software at WESTEC 2013 in booth 2147. The event will be held October 15 – 17 at The Los Angeles Convention Center.

With NCSIMUL Machine 9, SPRING customers are stepping into an NC simulation environment that is more realistic, intuitive, integrated, and mobile with extended features dedicated to multi-axis and multitasking machining centers. Further, the software package has been developed to interconnect with other company-wide software systems, such as MRP, ERP, and MES. 

“This is the first time we are demonstrating NCSIMUL Machine 9 to western U.S. manufacturers. The latest version is much more than simply previewing toolpaths to avoid crashes,” said Silvère Proisy, U.S. General Manager. “It offers users a unique experience where CNC realistic simulation, integrating all machine, tools,
and material parameters, quickly becomes a day-to-day part of a manufacturer’s lifestyle. Once again, SPRING is taking the lead in new technology enhancements and will show the mobility aspects of the software using a tablet PC. More than 200 improvements have been implemented based on extensive customer surveys.”

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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

SPRING Technologies will exhibit at the Canadian Manufacturing Technology Show (CMTS 2013)

SPRING Technologies will demonstrate its NCSIMUL Machine 9 NC simulation software at CMTS 2013 in booth 2620. This latest version was introduced in January 2013. CMTS is Canada’s National Manufacturing Event, September 30 > October 3 at The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario.

With NCSIMUL Machine 9, SPRING customers are stepping into an NC simulation environment that is more realistic, intuitive, integrated, and mobile with extended features dedicated to multi-axis and multitasking machining centers. Further, the software package has been developed to interconnect with other company-wide software systems, such as MRP, ERP, and MES.

Thanks to its range of services, SPRING Technologies brings you know-how and skills in all its fields of business and technology, offering you comprehensive insights into all your industrial processes.

Hall 1
Booth 2620
Date: Sept 30th - Oct 3rd 2013
Location: The International Centre in Mississauga, Ontario

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We look forward to having you there

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

ZODIAC AEROSPACE chooses NCSIMUL Machine and NCSIMUL Player version 9 from SPRING Technologies

Three watchwords: secure, optimize, reduce. 
Immediately rewarded by ultra-realistic machining simulation.

SPRING Technologies, vendor of solutions that enhance the productivity of NC machines, announces the signature of a new contract with ZODIAC SEATS France to implement NCSIMUL Machine 9 for machining simulation and NCSIMUL Player 9 to review and facilitate the sharing of simulations with all stakeholders in the NC process. The ZODIAC AEROSPACE reference site for machining, located at Issoudun in central France, was looking for a means to secure its NC machine tools, optimize tool paths and, ultimately, reduce machining preparation times and the risks of collisions.


Specialized in the field of aeronautics since 1944, ZODIAC SEATS FRANCE, formerly SICMA AERO SEATS, is now a member of the ZODIAC AEROSPACE group, and a world leader in the manufacturing of aircraft seats.

The challenge facing the Issoudun site in 2013 was to optimize its tool paths and increase their reliability, while continuing to support its existing CAM solution: TopSolid’Cam. The task was made tougher as Zodiac Seats France was introducing new NC machines, notably from the maker MICHEL PIOCH and 5-axis MAZAK Vari-axis machines that would need to be secured.

Zodiac Seats France started to investigate the market in 2012 and, visiting the Industry show, found out about SPRING Technologies and its NCSIMUL SOLUTIONS range. “We were really impressed by the ergonomics, user-friendliness and intuitive qualities of NCSIMUL Machine and its viewer, NCSIMUL Player,” explains Frédéric Millet, head of programming at Zodiac Seats France. “We did some severe testing and SPRING’s machining simulation solution really delivered what we were looking for in both functional and organizational terms. The clincher was the strong partnership between SPRING and the NC machine maker MICHEL PIOCH, as well as the support from the project team at SPRING.”

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

EMO 2013: When NCEXPERIENCE comes true… SEE what you CUT

SPRING Technologies is driving forward its NCEXPERIENCE© vision with a live demonstration of its flagship solutions for machining simulation (NCSIMUL Machine 9 and NCSIMUL Player 9), tool management (NCSIMUL Tool), and DNC/machine status monitoring (NCSIMUL DNC), implemented on Panasonic’s fully-rugged professional tablet, connected to FANUC Robodrill machine-tools.

WYSIWYC - synchronizing  NC simulation, work instruction sheet while machining

Monday, September 16, 2013

SPRING Technologies puts its faith in hyper-connection

At EMO 2013, SPRING Technologies will be showcasing its NCSIMUL Solutions implementation on a fully-rugged Panasonic touch tablet, connected to a 5-axis Fanuc Robodrill. NCSIMUL Player 9, the new version of the NCSIMUL Machine 9 machining software, is now implemented on Panasonic’s Toughpad FZ-G1: it enables simulations to be monitored on screen and provides access to all the relevant technical documentation in a real machining context. Operators in the workshop environment can now access a realistic 3D simulation of their machine tools, tool libraries and their documentation (instruction sheets, etc.), on a fully stand-alone rugged and ergonomic touch tablet. The tablet-based player offers a totally original function via a TCP/IP connection and a fully touch-driven interaction: on-screen monitoring of machine operation. When a machine stops, the instruction sheet is displayed automatically on the tablet. This is no longer just NC simulation but a digital representation of the actual operation. Today, an operator can view the simulation on one side of the screen and the documentation on the other, and have it all at his fingertips, at any on-site location.

In this way, the package brings operators and any other stakeholders in the machining process a completely new interactive, collaborative and mobile experience of the NC program, linked to the machining simulation.

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The digital factory is now a viable application

SPRING Technologies has been talking it up for so long that we have been entitled to wonder whether it would ever actually happen. However, the digital factory is now firmly within reach, crowning the joint efforts of SPRING, the software developer, Panasonic and Fanuc. Tomorrow’s factory operative / NC operators may yet end up looking like he walked straight out of “Minority Report".

A Fanuc Series 31i-Model B5 machine tool interacting with a Panasonic FZ-G1 touch tablet via a SPRING Technologies NC software solution: the trade show at Le Bourget provided the backdrop against which SPRING offered stunned audiences a foretaste of the potent combination.

Imagine the scenario: a single operator, tablet in hand, capable of controlling several machine-tools at once, fully aware of when, where and how to act… with nothing more than the full power of applied IT. An application that is on the verge of becoming a reality: operators on very large machines will soon see their daily lives made so much easier by the potential of this exciting new concept

“Real machining and simulation in synergy”

The trio’s technical achievement (SPRING, FANUC and Panasonic) is summed up by the slogan "What you see is what you cut"! The concept displays on a rugged tablet screen a true-to-life digital view of what is happening on the machine as the CNC program is being effectively executed in real time. The synergy between the on-screen simulation and the machining reality is such that both start and stop at the same time just as the machine starts and stops, whether the decisions are made automatically or manually, from the CNC or from the tablet. To put the icing on the cake, all data generated by the ongoing machining operation is automatically recorded in a single file. This is why the three partner companies have successfully managed to make their carefully selected products work together. Panasonic brings the FZ-G1 touch tablet, complete with state-of-the-art functionality: fully-rugged, running Windows 8 Pro, it has a sunlight-viewable IPS screen developed by Panasonic, with ten-point multi-touch technology, a digitizer and configurable ports. From Fanuc comes the CNC Series 31i-Model B5 with nanometer-precise resolution and high-speed machining, 100Mbit Ethernet communication and malware protection. Finally, SPRING Technologies supplies two modules, NC Simul Player 9 and NC Doc, which respectively deliver realistic 3D simulation, synchronized with the CNC machine, and a technical data editing and publishing capability.

The trio’s next goal is for the system to control a complete robotic cell. All three partners currently have the necessary technology in production. The first live demo on a working machine is scheduled for EMO: an "NCExperience" you will not want to miss!

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Sunday, September 8, 2013

SPRING, FANUC & Panasonic's Toughpad set new machining standards

Check out the comprehensive, integrated, connected and mobile process that delivers unrivaled productivity and quality gains.

SPRING Technologies will showcase through a live demonstration its flagship solutions for machining simulation (NCSIMUL Machine 9 and NCSIMUL Player 9), tool management (NCSIMUL Tool), andDNC/machine status monitoring (NCSIMUL DNC), implemented on Panasonic's fully-rugged professional tablet, and connected to FANUC Robodrill machine-tools.

Looking forward to meeting you at our booth,

SPRING Technologies
Corporate Marketing Department