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France's SPRING signs with Malaysia's Sunway E-Systems for 'nextgen simulation software'

AvantiKumar | March 28, 2013
Under the Asean deal, Sunway E-Systems will help to support NCSIMUL Machine, which offers a computer numerical control realistic simulation module that will increase productivity in sectors such as aerospace, manufacturing, medical and oil & gas.

Sunway E-Systems and SPRING Technologies in Malaysia

Photo - (From left) Cheah Kok Hoong, CEO of Sunway E-Systems; and Gilles Battier, CEO of SPRING Technologies, during the official signing ceremony.

Malaysia's Sunway E-Systems has formed a partnership with French CNC software solutions firm SPRING Technologies to distribute a CNC realistic simulation module in Malaysia and the Asean region.

Subsidiary of the Sunway Group, Sunway E-Systems' (SES) chief executive officer Cheah Kok Hoong said the new partnership would resell, implement and support SPRING Technologies' NCSIMUL Machine, which is the CNC (computer numerical control) realistic simulation module of the French company's NCSIMUL solutions portfolio module.

"We are extremely excited to work with SPRING Technologies to bring their state-of-the art 'NCSIMUL Machine 9' machining software solution to the local industries," said Cheah. 

"This next generation simulation software will equip Malaysian manufacturers especially from aerospace, oil & gas and medical sectors with end-to-end control of their machining process,  integrating the creation of cutting tool libraries, the optimisation of cutting conditions plus the ability to publish manufacturing data needed by operators in the workshop," he said.

"With their solid product knowledge in industrial manufacturing and in-depth industry domain expertise both in Malaysia as well as Asean countries, we are confident that SES will help push our new solutions to local industries that want to set up a robust digital production process," said SPRING Technologies chief executive officer, Gilles Battier.

"This will definitely give Malaysian manufacturers a stronger competitive edge in the global marketplace," said Battier, who added that NCSIMUL Machine was an affordable CNC software solution for simulating, verifying, optimising, and reviewing CNC machining programmes.

Simulating manufacturing environments

He said the NCSIMUL solution modules could be seamlessly connected to CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) software. Manufacturers would be able to simulate a manufacturing environment with the real characteristics of machines, which included kinematics, tools, rough material properties, tools availability, NC programmes lifecycle and machine status monitoring.

"Such solutions enable industries to perform machine simulations that help correct all programming or manufacturing errors that could happen in real machine tool environment," said Battier. "Among the major benefits of NCSIMUL Machine, the solution enables customers to reduce testing time on machine and increase productivity rates, ensuring a secured and optimal use of production tools by preventing any risk of machine or part breakage."

"NCSIMUL Machine verifies NC [numerical control] programs in three steps: investigates and corrects coding errors, simulates to locate collisions and correct motion errors, and validates the NC program," he said. "This notable capability is also a valuable training tool for new employees as the virtual sessions are short, easy to understand, and eliminate errors."

The new features of NCSIMUL Machine 9 include enhanced user experience with 3D view, simpler ergonomics and more tightly-integrated tool libraries, cutting conditions, and CAM interfaces, added Battier.

SPRING Technologies currently collaborates closely with reputable manufacturers in the aerospace and defence, transportation, energy, industrial equipment and medical sectors worldwide. Its major customers include Airbus, Hyundai, Alstom, Mitsubishi and Canon.

Sunway E-Systems (SES) is an established regional distributor for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software products and services in Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Thailand. Today, SES is a joint venture (JV) company between Sunway Technology and Hitachi Systems Ltd - pending name change to Hitachi Sunway Information Systems.


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