Having acquired Vero Software and its CAD CAM software in 2014, Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced that it will join two other technology branches to form its Production Software business.
Along with FASys (tooling and resource management) and SPRING Technologies (G-code verification), Vero will adopt Hexagon’s corporate identity, as well as working closer together – something Production Software business CEO Steve Sivitter suggests has already been happening for some time.
“Operating together as a single entity is a natural step for us,” said Sivitter, “We’re all excited at the prospect of what’s possible now creating innovative manufacturing intelligence solutions in the production software space.”
Norbert Hanke, president of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, added: “The formation of the Production Software business complements our design and engineering and metrology businesses, enabling us to build unique solutions for our customers in manufacturing.
“As we develop this approach further, our experience of leveraging data from all phases of the manufacturing process will help create the Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE) that will enable Smart Factories.”
It’s not fully clear at this point what this means for users of Vero software such as Visi, Edgecam, Alphacam and Radan, however it seems likely that the individual tools will continue to exist in the same form at present, albeit with the Hexagon branding front and centre.