Dassault Systèmes has acquired SIMPOE, a provider of plastic injection molding simulation.
The acquisition of SIMPOE, based in France, expands Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience platform and its SIMULIA, CATIA, and SolidWorks applications to create a portfolio of materials-intensive manufacturing simulation solutions.
SIMPOE's partner in Australia is Edge plm sofware based out of Melbourne.
“Plastics form a crucial part of today’s products. They are increasingly complex, both in shape and production, as well as the speed with which they are brought to market. Simplifying the design and manufacturing of plastics is therefore a critical part of many industries’ product creation,” said Bernard Charlès, President and CEO, Dassault Systèmes.
“SIMPOE’s simulation technology will contribute to the 3DExperience platform by helping our clients validate designs and injection molding approaches quickly.”
Plastic injection molding, one of the most common processes of plastic forming, is used in the mass production of complex and sophisticated parts.
SIMPOE will continue to offer its solution, covering the whole plastics injection molding process. These scalable packages cover a range of functionalities, from simple to advanced, and will complement existing SIMULIA, CATIA and SolidWorks solutions in the plastic part domain.
The underlying technology is expected to enhance future 3DExperience Industry Solution Experiences, leveraging Dassault Systèmes’ existing design-to-manufacturing expertise in composites and sheet metal, to offer an integrated experience covering the entire plastic-part process.
"This is an opportunity to extend the reach of our technology to a wider audience, continue efforts to further enhance high-end functionalities for plastic experts, and play a key role in Dassault Systèmes’ 3DExperience strategy,” said Alain Dubois, CEO, SIMPOE.