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OpenBOM, Orcanos Partner for SaaS Integrated PLM+QMS

NEWTON, MA, Dec 7, 2022 – OpenBOM, a leading SaaS digital product data management, and collaboration platform announced a partnership with Orcanos, a leading provider of integrated ALM and QMS solutions, to provide an integrated SaaS PLM & QMS solution for medical device manufacturers and healthcare providers.

The healthcare industry continues to evolve, and medical device companies must ensure that their engineering and quality management processes can keep up with the fast pace of digital innovation. Business optimization strategies must now align with the technology available, replacing archaic paper-based systems and spreadsheets with tools that provide a single view of the relevant information.

“We are coming to a critical point in the digital transformation of manufacturing companies demanding to replace old fashion “analog” and siloed Excel document-driven processes with modern digital solutions. It can be achieved by using SaaS platforms capable of capturing information and ensuring streamlining processes, organizing data, and optimizing data handover during product development and manufacturing.” said Oleg Shilovitsky, CEO and co-founder of OpenBOM. “Cloud-native PLM and QMS systems are coming to the tipping point to help manufacturers to deliver better products faster and to comply with complex regulatory requirements,” he added.

“A key to compliance in the digital age is removing paper-based quality information and integrating automated and optimized solutions. Required reporting elements such as DMS, e-DHR, Complaints Management, FMEA Risk Management, CAPA, ECO, and Non-Conformities, can be monitored in an integrated cloud environment with engineering for Verification and Validation (including Requirements Management, Test Management, and Defect Tracking),” said Rami Azulay, co-founder, and CMO of Orcanos.

About Orcanos

Headquarters in the industrial suburbs of Tel-Aviv, founded in 2005, Orcanos Software has built its reputation on delivering integrated solutions that ease the time-to-market product hurdles that are part of the Quality Journey. In fact, Orcanos is the only vendor that provides an integrated software solution for application lifecycle management (ALM, aka design control) and quality management systems (QMS), which includes regulatory compliance, with a specialized focus on the medical device industry.

As a result, Orcanos has years of proven experience and innovation in a regulated and increasingly high-tech industry. Their team has honed their skills by working with medical device manufacturers and other high-tech companies, not only assisting them in building their operational excellence capabilities but also ensuring that the product lifecycle proceeds on a smooth path from day one..

For more information, visit Orcanos website.

About OpenBOM

OpenBOM is a cloud-native PDM and PLM platform that manages product data and connects manufacturers and their supply chain networks. OpenBOM’s modern SaaS real-time collaboration and data management technology allows the creation and management of CAD files, Parts, Bill of Materials, Vendors, and Purchases across networks of engineers, supply chain managers, and contract manufacturers. OpenBOM enables people to share and collaborate using an online Bill of Materials from initial design through all stages of engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain. Headquartered in the Boston, MA area, OpenBOM is a wholly-owned and branded product of Newman Cloud, Inc.

For more information, visit www.openbom.com.

Canon Expands Business Inkjet, Laser Printer Portfolio

with Four New Printers

MELVILLE, NY, Dec 7, 2022 – Canon USA, Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced two new inkjet printer models and two new laser printers, expanding the MAXIFY GX and imageCLASS printer lines. The 4-in-1 MAXIFY GX4020 printer (print, copy, scan, and fax) and the 3-in-1 MAXIFY GX3020 printer (print, copy, and scan) expand the Canon MegaTank Printer lineup at an increasingly affordable cost. These models utilize a continuous ink supply system, which can significantly reduce ink costs by utilizing high-volume inkbottles. The imageCLASS MF264dw II and MF262dw II printers are 3-in-1 multifunction machines (print, copy, and scan) adding to the Canon black-and-white laser portfolio.

MAXIFY GX3020 – Lifestyle

The new MAXIFY printers can help hybrid and remote workers looking to upgrade their home office, as well as small business owners looking to manage daily work at a fast-moving pace. The MAXIFY GX4020 and GX3020 printers boast a print speed of 18 images per minute (IPM) in black-and-white 1, and 13 (IPM) in color 1. They both boast multiple paper paths, with a 250-sheet front-loading cassette, a 100-sheet rear tray, and a separate rear flat tray which is ideal for thicker paper, such as used for poster creation. The MAXIFY GX4020 and GX3020 printers can produce approximately 14,000 sheets in color and approximately 6,000 sheets in black ink2. A three-year limited warranty 3 comes standard, and users can easily replace the maintenance cartridge and the print head (replacements sold separately) to assist with printer longevity. These inkjet printers are environmentally conscious, meeting EPEAT Gold 4 standard, and offer a small footprint, making it easy and convenient to place them in a compact space.

MAXIFY GX3020 – Front View

The Canon MAXIFY printers are also compatible with PosterArtist Online 5 a design software that allows all levels of users to create professional-looking posters, banners and signage, with technology allowing it to express four different textured looks in gold or silver. This application supports over 100 compatible models of Canon devices across many printing product lines. Retail storeowners can use PosterArist Online to print displays and flyers to provide up-to-date information on pricing and product information. PosterArtist is also a good fit for hospitals, giving medical staff the ability to create eye-catching health notices, as well as hospitality, where PosterArtist can be used to print posters and flyers with tourist information, suggestions for local dining, and increasing awareness of activities and events in the area.

imageCLASS MF264dw II – Lifestyle

Users looking to manage daily documents are also encouraged to research the new imageCLASS black-and-white laser printers. The imageCLASS MF264dw II and MF262dw II printers can print a first page in under six seconds, with both models able to print 30 pages per minute. 6 These new imageCLASS printers are ideal for home office users, and industries and office environments where color printing is not a need. Other benefits include:

imageCLASS MF262dw II – Front View

High Page Yield

Both the imageCLASS MF264dw II and MF262dw II printers include up to 1,700 pages7 per cartridge out of the box, and a replacement high-capacity toner cartridge (sold separately) is available supporting up to 4,100 pages 7.

Adjustable Screen

The new imageCLASS printers have an adjustable control panel with a backlit screen, and are easy to use whether you’re standing or sitting.

Auto Replenishment

Canon offers the optional Auto Replenishment Service 8, which enables the printer as a smart device for just-in-time toner management is available, and can allow customers to save time by not having to place emergency replacement orders.

Availability

The MAXIFY GX4020 and GX3020 printers are available for immediate purchase through the Canon Online Store for $499.00 and $399.00, respectively. The imageCLASS MF264dw II and MF262dw II printers are available for purchase at $229.00 and $199.00, respectively, also through the Canon Online Store9.

For more information and the full list of product specifications, visit http://usa.canon.com.

About Canon USA, Inc.

Canon USA, Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $30.6 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), as of 2021 has ranked in the top-five overall in US patents granted for 36 consecutive years† and was one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2022. Canon USA was featured in Newsweek’s Most Loved Workplaces list for 2021, ranking among the top 100 companies for employee happiness and satisfaction at work. Canon USA is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility.

For more information, visit www.usa.canon.com.

†Number of patents for 2021 are based on figures released by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services. Figures for 2005 to 2020 are based on information issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Availability and specifications are subject to change without notice.

1 Document print speeds are the averages of ESAT in Office Category Test for the default simplex mode, ISO/IEC 24734. Photo print speed is based on the default setting using ISO/JIS-SCID N2 on Photo Paper Plus Glossy II and does not take into account data processing time on host computer. Print speed may vary depending on system configuration, interface, software, document complexity, print mode, page coverage, type of paper used etc. See www.usa.canon.com/ipm for additional details.

2 Page yield of color inks is an average yield of cyan, magenta and yellow combined.  Page yield of included inks used for initial setup is lower than the replacement ink bottles, as a certain amount of ink is consumed into fill into the print head during setup (charging the print head initially).  Actual page yield will vary significantly depending on content printed, ink levels maintained in all four reservoirs, and other factors.  Page yield is the estimated value based on Canon individual test method using the ISO/IEC 24712 chart and continuous printing simulation with the full set of replacement ink bottles after initial setup.

3 Warranty is effective for three (3) years from date of original purchase or the printing of 80,000 pages, whichever comes first. Warranty program is subject to certain conditions and restrictions.

See www.usa.canon.com/support/maxify-gx-series-3-year-limited-warranty for details.

4 For current EPEAT rating (Gold/Silver/Bronze), please visit epeat.net.

5 PosterArtist Online Version requires a personal computer with Internet access and a compatible Canon printer. The service is not available on some operating systems or browsers. See usa.canon.com/PosterArtist for details.

6 Print speed is based on internal testing. Print speed may vary, depending on the number of copies selected as well as the settings for size, type, and orientation of paper.

7 Based on ISO/IEC standard.

8 See website for more details.

9 Specifications, availability and prices are subject to change without notice. Actual prices are set by individual dealers and may vary.

Roland Announces ESM-GCPRO Gloss Calendered Vinyl PRO

Roland DGA has announced the addition of new Gloss Calendered Vinyl PRO (ESM-GCPRO) to its selection of high-quality media offerings.

A premium 3-mil calendered vinyl with gray removable adhesive supplied on an air-release liner, ESM-GCPRO is an extremely durable media intended for indoor and outdoor applications for up to five years. It’s perfect for creating stickers and decals, fleet vehicle wrap markings, POP displays, outdoor signage, and more. Users seeking even greater durability can use ESM-GCPRO in combination with Roland DGA’s protective GuardLam line of overlaminate films.

In addition to producing attention-grabbing, long-lasting graphics, this media’s air-release liner allows for easy, trouble-free installation. Another ESM-GSPRO advantage is its clean removing adhesive, which will not leave a residue within a year of application.

ESM-GCPRO is ideal for use with Roland DGA’s eco-solvent or UV printers and compatible with the company’s TrueVIS, EJ, Eco-Sol MAX, and ECO-UV inks. Available in 20″ x 50′, 30″ x 150′, and 54″ x 150′ rolls, it can be purchased online at the Roland DGA Store.

To learn more about new Gloss Calendered Vinyl Pro (ESM-GSPRO), visit https://dgastore.rolanddga.com/search?q=gcpro.

About Roland DGA Corp.

Roland DGA Corp. serves North and South America as the marketing, sales, distribution, and service arm for Roland DG Corp. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, personalization and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, giftware and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for the dental CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and medical industries.

For more information, visit  www.rolanddga.com.

Microland Partners with Dynatrace

SAN JOSE, CA and LONDON, UK, Dec 7, 2022 – Microland, a global digital transformation leader, announced a partnership with Dynatrace in which the Dynatrace Software Intelligence Platform will become a core component of Microland’s Intelligeni AutomatedOps platform for assisted and augmented IT operations to maintain reliable Quality of Service (QoS) across the enterprise infrastructure estate.

Intelligeni AutomatedOps is an AI-powered Operations as Code (OaC) platform that combines deep observability, AIOps, hyper-automation and application security to help enterprises achieve order of magnitude improvements in the resilience, reliability, and efficiency of their digital infrastructure. The Dynatrace platform provides AI-powered observability, delivering precise answers and intelligent automation for hybrid and multicloud environments. This strategic agreement will leverage mutual synergies to deliver unparalleled observability across full-stack enterprise digital application and infrastructure environments.

The announcement comes on the heels of Microland advancing to a Premier Partner in the ServiceNow Partner Program. Microland is committed to delivering observability and hyper-automation capabilities on the ServiceNow Platform that are derived from established Microland IPs, including Intelligeni,  Microbots, and SmartInsights.

Underscoring the significance of the partnership, Satish Sukumar, senior vice president, and global head – platforms, Microland, said, “Our strategic partnership with Dynatrace provides an exciting opportunity for both companies to leverage combined strengths in digital innovation to deliver full-stack, AI-powered observability and improved performance to enterprise customers. Microland’s Observability-as-a-Service offering will enable enterprise customers to reap maximum value from their Dynatrace investments and unlock greater value from their enterprise infrastructure investments.”

Michael Allen, VP worldwide partners, Dynatrace, said, “This is a valuable partnership for us. We are thrilled to integrate the Dynatrace platform as a core component in the Microland Observability-as-a-Service strategy. Dynatrace delivers precise answers and intelligent automation from the enormous amount of data generated by hybrid and multicloud environments. This capability, combined with Microland services and expertise, will help our joint customers to scale their digital transformation initiatives successfully.”

About Microland 

Microland’s commitment to ‘Making Digital Happen’ allows technology to do more and intrude less. They make it easier for enterprises to transition to NextGen digital infrastructure through our extensive service portfolio including cloud and data centers, networks, digital workplace, cybersecurity, and industrial IoT. We ensure that the embrace of digital services is predictable, reliable, and stable.

Microland is making digital happen for enterprises with a laser focus on services that are more relevant to clients and prospects than ever before, guaranteeing business outcomes. Incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Bengaluru, India, Microland has more than 4,500 digital specialists across offices and delivery centers in Asia, Australia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

For more information, visit www.microland.com.

Fairview Releases Series of Waveguide Frequency Multipliers

IRVINE, CA, Dec 7, 2022 – Fairview Microwave, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter-wave products, has released a new series of waveguide frequency multipliers to address 5G, test-and-measurement, mobile and satellite communications, radar systems, research and development, and weather and earth observation applications.

The new series of in-stock, waveguide frequency multipliers covers 26.5 GHz to 110 GHz, including popular mmWave waveguide bands: Ka, U, V, E and W.

The waveguide frequency multipliers are engineered with GaAs and GaN MMIC semiconductor technology for lower conversion loss. They provide output power from +10 dBm to +20 dBm. They feature DC voltages from +6 Vdc to +15 Vdc and allow input frequency multiplication ranges from two times to six times the output.

Fairview’s frequency multipliers also feature female SMA connectors and offer highly efficient performance in a small package.

The new line ensures reliable, all-weather performance. They operate at temperatures from -40 to 176 degrees Fahrenheit, under exposure to 95% relative humidity, and up to an altitude of 10,000 feet. They are tough and compact with military-grade, gold-plated aluminum waveguide package designs.

“Fairview’s waveguide frequency multipliers are useful for developing lower frequency signals with lower-power and lower-cost devices in a microwave frequency band, and then multiplying to generate an output signal to your desired mmWave frequency,” said Tim Galla, product line manager.

Fairview’s new waveguide frequency multipliers are in-stock and ready for immediate shipment with no minimum order quantity.

About Fairview Microwave

A leading supplier of on-demand RF and microwave products since 1992, Fairview Microwave offers immediate delivery of RF components, including attenuators, adapters, coaxial cable assemblies, connectors, terminations and much more. All products are shipped same-day from the company’s ISO 9001:2015-certified production facilities in Lewisville, TX. Fairview is an Infinite Electronics brand.

For more information, visit www.fairviewmicrowave.com.

About Infinite Electronics

Based in Irvine, CA, Infinite Electronics offers a broad range of components, assemblies and wired/wireless connectivity solutions, serving the aerospace/defense, industrial, government, consumer electronics, instrumentation, medical and telecommunications markets. Its brands are Pasternack, Fairview Microwave, L-com, MilesTek, ShowMeCables, NavePoint, INC Installs, Integra Optics, PolyPhaser, Transtector, KP Performance Antennas, RadioWaves and Aiconics. Infinite serves a global engineering customer base with deep technical expertise and support, with a broad inventory available for immediate shipment, fulfilling unplanned demand for engineers and technical buyers. It is a Warburg Pincus portfolio company.

For more information, visit www.infiniteelectronics.com.

Delta Introduces BreezAirMover AMR1200

Delta Electronics, a global provider of power and thermal management solutions, introduces the new Delta BreezAirMover AMR1200, a powerful, quiet, and energy-saving air mover to keep your residential and commercial spaces dry, comfortable, and well ventilated. The BreezAirMover is the most advanced air mover in its class, with a patented dual-blade design coupled with a brushless DC motor offering significantly greater efficiency and superior performance.

The BreezAirMover features a high-efficiency brushless DC motor that offers energy savings of up to 70% compared with similar products with AC motors. It can deliver up to 1,200CFM of airflow while using only 97W and 1.4Amps. Its low sound of 55dB-A at high speed means it has up to 12dB-A lower noise output than similar models. This unit is the ultimate solution for the water damage, restoration, and facility management industries.

The digital control panel with LED display, controls the power, its 3 available speeds, a timer function/display, and has a continuous time counter for up to 99 hours. When used indoors, the BreezAirMover is ideal for drying floors, carpets, ceilings, and walls as well as providing indoor air circulation. Several features that make this unit perfect for these applications are its lightweight design (12.4 lbs.), 3-angle drying positions, an arc-shaped ergonomic handle, and a balanced center of gravity which allows for easy handling.

“The BreezAirMover is built to keep the restoration contractor and/or facility manager on schedule,” said Alex Lee, vice president of channel business, Delta Electronics Americas Region. “With a new innovative design and state-of-the-art brushless DC motor technology, this unit has all of the features needed to get the job done efficiently.”

This unit can be daisy-chained up to 8 units using 2 receptacles with a (15A circuit breaker), stacked up to 4 units high for easy storage, and is ETL listed conforming to cETLus safety standards.

Benefits: 

  • High-efficiency brushless DC motor offers energy savings of up to 70% compared with similar products with AC motors
  • Super low noise operation of 55 dB-A at high speed, up to 12dB-A quieter than similar models
  • Digital control panel with LED display controls 3 speeds, timer function, and continuous time counter, up to 99Hrs
  • Patented dual blade design creates an airflow stream up to 32ft
  • Low 1.4Amp draw allows for up to 8 units to be daisy-chained with 2 receptacles (15A circuit breaker)
  • Stackable up to 4 units high for easy storage
  • Lightweight 12.4lb design, Arc-shaped handle, and balanced center of gravity allow for easy carrying
  • 3-angle drying positions (0°, 45°, 90°) can be used

For more information about Delta BreezAirMover, please visit www.deltabreez.com.

About Delta Electronics

Delta, founded in 1971, is a global leader in switching power supplies and thermal management products with a thriving portfolio of smart energy-saving systems and solutions in the fields of industrial automation, building automation, telecom power, data center infrastructure, EV charging, renewable energy, energy storage and display, to nurture the development of smart manufacturing and sustainable cities. As a world-class corporate citizen guided by its mission statement, “To provide innovative, clean and energy-efficient solutions for a better tomorrow,” Delta leverages its core competence in high-efficiency power electronics and its ESG-embedded business model to address key environmental issues, such as climate change. Delta serves customers through its sales offices, R&D centers and manufacturing facilities spread over close to 200 locations across five continents.

Throughout its history, Delta has received various global awards and recognition for its business achievements, innovative technologies and dedication to ESG. Since 2011, Delta has been listed on the DJSI World Index of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices for 11 consecutive years. In 2021, Delta was also recognized by CDP with leadership level ratings for its substantial contribution to climate change and water security issues and named Supplier Engagement Leader for its continuous development of a sustainable value chain.

For detailed information about Delta, please visit www.delta-americas.com and www.deltabreez.com.

Fortius Metals Raises Seed Round of $2M from AM Ventures

LAFAYETTE, CO, Dec 7, 2022 – Fortius Metals, Inc., an innovative metal 3D printing company, has announced that it has closed on a priced seed financing round with AM Ventures. The $2M round will be used to scale manufacturing capacity, grow the company and accelerate its go-to-market strategy.

Fortius Metals is a large format additive manufacturing company that specializes in advanced materials to help customers develop solutions previously not possible with robotic 3D printing. Fortius Metals’ patented technology will enable welding and 3D wire fabrication using high performance metal alloys to meet the exacting demands of aerospace customers and robotic welding fabricators.

AM Ventures, the foremost venture capital firm for the additive manufacturing sector, focuses solely on startups built around industrial-grade 3D printing offerings, including hardware, software, materials, and applications. AM Ventures’ portfolio includes an elite group of 17 companies engaged in 3D printing, out of over 2,400 start-ups evaluated.

“We are looking forward to supplying customers who are already requesting our proprietary 6061 aluminum welding wire that solves traditional ‘hot cracking’ problems,” said Jeff Lints, Fortius CEO. “We are proud to be a Colorado company along with many of our space and aircraft customers.”

Fortius welds are often twice the strength of incumbent commercial options for welding and 3D printing, which will help customers increase design performance, improve product quality and reduce weight.

“We strongly believe that large scale additive manufacturing has massive potential. But until we spoke to Fortius we had not seen an investment opportunity that could accelerate adoption,” said Philip Schultheiss, senior associate at AM Ventures. “Jeffrey and his talented team are developing not only a way of making high strength metals readily available for large scale printing and traditional welding but also increasing their mechanical properties, an investment was just logical.” Fortius Metals’ position as a potential supplier to technologically cutting-edge aerospace and defense customers inspired AM Ventures to navigate complex CFIUS clearance rules for their investment in order to open the door to a long-term partnership with Fortius.

Fortius is a spinout from Elementum 3D, headquartered in Erie, CO, which has already patented and commercialized this technology for powder bed fusion additive manufacturing. Fortius was formed to develop nanostructured metal alloy wires for use in robotic additive manufacturing applications – representing new markets and new products. The company’s vision is to use advanced materials technology to re-shore the metal manufacturing supply chain while supporting highly skilled jobs in American factories.

About Fortius Metals

Fortius Metals is a large format additive manufacturing company specializing in new materials. These patented, groundbreaking metal alloys will enable aerospace, automotive, and defense customers to meet the demands of high-performance applications.

For more information, visit www.fortiusmetals.com.

About AM Ventures

AM Ventures, the leading venture capital firm in industrial additive manufacturing, has backed 20+ successful companies in 7 countries on 3 continents. The team possesses in-depth technology know-how and is well connected with the most experienced experts in the field. As an investment partner, the company provides a globally leading ecosystem of sustainable investments in additive manufacturing and introduces entrepreneurs to a large pool of industry veterans, each one with decades of experience in engineering, manufacturing and executive management. Since 2021, AM Ventures is set up as a venture capital fund.

For more information, visit www.amventures.com.

Moldex3D Partners with Sumitomo Heavy Industries

HSINCHU, Taiwan, Dec 7, 2022 – CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D) announced a strategic collaboration with Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (SHI) to strengthen the integration between virtual CAE simulation and physical injection molding machines. This partnership set up a two-way bridge that connects the CAE simulation to a real injection molding machine. It not only reduces the gap between design and manufacturing through digital twin technology but also dramatically accelerates time to mass-production.

This collaboration aims to create a virtual representation – “digital twin model” of an SHI injection molding machine in a virtual CAE space by capturing its physical features and machine dynamics and to achieve a more realistic result from Moldex3D simulation. Moreover, the process conditions optimized by simulation will be directly transferred to injection molding machines as an initial set-up of mold tryout through data exchange between Moldex3D software and SHI’s machines. It significantly simplifies the process from mold tooling to mass production.

“Every process engineer knows how time-consuming it is to find optimum process conditions for most of the injection molds. By bidirectional data exchange, our customers can virtually evaluate the most favorable process conditions aimed at their own Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. injection molding machines before performing the first mold tryout. This cutting-edge technology will significantly speed up time to market.” said Dr. Masaaki Konno, director of sales engineering department, plastics machinery division, Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

“Under the trend of smart manufacturing, digital transformation is an important issue to be faced. With this collaboration, Moldex3D simulation can consider the unique dynamic characteristics of each SHI machine, taking virtual simulation to the next level. It further enhances CAE simulation capabilities and brings CAE simulation results closer to reality.” said Dr. Venny Yang, CEO of CoreTech System, Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D).

In addition, JSOL, Moldex3D’s value-added channel partner in Japan, plays an important role in communication on this cross-country collaboration.

“JSOL has supported SHI for better implementation of CAE software for many years. It is our honor to join this project and facilitate technical communication. We’re excited to promote this new technology to the market.” said Mr. Takahiko Miyachi, director at JSOL Corp.

In pursuit of Industry 4.0, this integration established by Moldex3D and SHI, and assisted by JSOL will fulfill the requirements of the injection molding industry and will connect the virtual world and physical environment. The data exchange between CAE simulation and injection molding machine will be more straightforward, and the product development workflow from design to production will be faster and smoother.

About CoreTech System (Moldex3D)

CoreTech System Co., Ltd. (Moldex3D) has been providing the professional CAE analysis solution “Moldex” series for the plastic injection molding industry since 1995, and the current product “Moldex3D” is marketed worldwide. Committed to providing advanced technologies and solutions to meet industrial demands, CoreTech System has extended its sales and service network to provide local, immediate, and professional service. CoreTech System presents innovative technology, which helps customers troubleshoot from product design to development, optimize design patterns, shorten time-to-market, and maximize product return on investment (ROI).

More information can be found on Moldex3D website.

About Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI)

The Sumitomo Heavy Industries Group is an all-around machinery manufacturer engaged in the production of general industrial machinery, precision machinery, construction machinery, ships, environmental plant facilities, and other products. Their Power Transmission & Controls Group (PTC) is a business unit that develops and produces variable speed gears and gear reducers.

More information can be found on SHI website.

About JSOL

JSOL Corp. is a leading company of CAE solution provider with cutting edge technology. It provides numerical analysis solution from service to software, data, from micro scale continuum to micro scale of molecular dynamics. The high end technology helps customers through various industries to develop high quality products with less cost and time, and accelerate the digital transformation in engineering design. In January of 2009, following a business and capital alliance with NTT DATA, the company name was changed to JSOL. It has evolved as a member of the NTT DATA Group and SMBC Group to allow an even wider range of needs to be met.

More information can be found on JSOL website.

Ansys to Acquire DYNAmore Business

from DYNAmore Holding

PITTSBURGH, PA, Dec 7, 2022 – Ansys, the global leader and innovator of engineering simulation software, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the DYNAmore business from DYNAmore Holding GmbH. DYNAmore is a leader in developing and selling explicit simulation solutions to the automotive industry. The transaction is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions and is expected to close in the first quarter of 2023. It is not expected to have a material impact on Ansys’ consolidated financial statements.

DYNAmore employs a team of developers that assist with the core development of LS-DYNA as well as with dummy and human body models.

DYNAmore is a longtime channel and software development partner of Livermore Software Technology Corp. (LSTC), which Ansys acquired in 2019. After that acquisition, DYNAmore continued to sell Ansys LS-DYNA throughout Europe as an Ansys channel partner focused primarily on the automotive industry. DYNAmore also employs a team of developers that assist with the core development of LS-DYNA as well as with dummy and human body models. After the acquisition closes, Ansys will add DYNAmore’s go-to-market and development expertise to its existing sales, engineering, research and development teams.

“DYNAmore is an amazing company that offers unparalleled automotive crash expertise to the industry,” said Walt Hearn, vice president of worldwide sales and customer excellence at Ansys. “Adding their invaluable knowledge to Ansys’ direct selling motion will add tremendous benefits to our customers in Europe and across the globe.”

Headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, DYNAmore employs around 110 people across several North American and European locations. The company has approximately 800 industrial customers, and over 150 universities use its software and services. DYNAmore’s automotive customers are a who’s who of the industry, including nine of the top 10 original equipment manufacturers and seven of the largest automotive suppliers around the world.

“Since the acquisition of LSTC in 2019, DYNAmore has worked with Ansys both as a channel partner and a technology partner in the field of research and development,” said Uli Franz and Thomas Muenz, the managing directors of DYNAmore. “This acquisition will enable the unique opportunity to build a center of excellence for simulation solutions. Fusing our strong position in the automotive industry together with a well-defined joint sales strategy will allow us to build upon our track record of success together and offer customers even greater value.”

“By joining with Ansys, we will provide complete software solutions for crash simulation, occupant safety, and production processes — including metal forming,” said Uli Goehner, cofounder of DYNAmore. “This acquisition will enable DYNAmore to provide our software solutions, code development, and simulation expertise to a wider customer base. As part of Ansys, we will expand our go-to-market strategy beyond the automotive industry in Europe — seeking broader market opportunities in the global biomedical, production process, and packaging industries.”

About Ansys

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

For more information, visit www.ansys.com.

Siemens Announces `Hour of Engineering` STEM Learning Program

PLANO, TX, Dec 7, 2022 – Siemens Digital Industries Software announced Hour of Engineering, an engaging online learning program to empower educators to introduce students to engineering and technology with right-sized, kid-friendly learning content in as little as one hour.

Through this new program, Siemens intends to inspire, engage and educate students about the role and fundamentals of engineering before they begin high school, helping to create a robust pipeline of future engineers. Without that spark of interest, by the time students reach high school many will have already decided against engineering, based on common misconceptions about the field.

“Until now, the E in STEM has not been well understood in K-12 classrooms,” said Jan Morrison, CEO and Founder TIES (Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM). “Siemens’ Hour of Engineering closes that long overdue gap and gives educators and students a powerful platform for engaging in engineering.”

“A career in engineering can take many different paths, all of which can be rewarding and help make the world a better place. It is vital that pre-high-school students are exposed to engineering careers and concepts earlier. Our aim is to empower educators to do exactly that with resources that can be deployed without additional training and don’t place additional burdens on tight budgets,” said Brian Grogan, senior director, product management, mainstream engineering, Siemens Digital Industries Software.

Hour of Engineering is a direct response to the predicted national shortage of engineers. The U.S. Department of the Census estimates that there will be more than 125,000 vacant engineering positions on average annually through 2030. Hour of Engineering aims to get students excited about engineering careers early and build confidence and problem-solving skills that they can apply in all fields of study, including engineering disciplines. Hour of Engineering learning content is aligned to science, technology, engineering, mathematics standards. Each learning activity is easy to implement and includes a teacher guide that provides suggested sequences for learning with options for one to 20 hours.

“Building engineering habits of mind like creativity, systems thinking and collaboration are at the center of the Hour of Engineering curriculum. The standards-aligned activities and lessons provide a practical roadmap for the educators to seamlessly integrate engineering concepts that help students achieve more across all subject areas. This is a truly groundbreaking resource by Siemens.” said Alex Urrea, founder and CEO of Eduscape, a curriculum development contributor chosen by Siemens.

You can learn more about Siemens’ activities and resources for STEM education by visiting www.siemens.com/solid-edge-educator and exploring www.hourofengineering.com.

About Siemens Digital Industries Software

Siemens Digital Industries Software helps organizations of all sizes digitally transform using software, hardware and services from the Siemens Xcelerator business platform. Siemens’ software and the comprehensive digital twin enable companies to optimize their design, engineering and manufacturing processes to turn today’s ideas into the sustainable products of the future. From chips to entire systems, from product to process, across all industries, Siemens Digital Industries Software is where today meets tomorrow.