Hexagon AB has acquired CADLM SAS, an organization centered on computer-aided engineering (CAE) with synthetic intelligence (AI) and machine studying. These applied sciences allow simulation in product-development processes and lifecycles.
Founded in 1989, France-based CADLM develops computational design and optimization strategies for industrial merchandise and processes. Since 2014, CADLM has been growing AI and machine studying options. Its ODYSSEE software program platform applies AI and machine studying to real-world sensor information and physics-based simulation information to supply correct, predictive fashions of a product at environment friendly computing energy ranges.
The mixture allows sooner, extra environment friendly simulations of dynamic, multi-physics phenomena — akin to automotive crash and security — that absolutely characterize and perceive real-world product habits. This perception allows engineers to discover the design extra extensively and interactively, and enhance next-generation merchandise with out prohibitive computing price or time.
Use of the digital twin past the early design section allows producers to leverage picture recognition, predictive simulation and fault prediction to handle challenges akin to downtime, throughput, high quality and adaptability all through the manufacturing course of.
“The convergence of CAE with advances in data management, AI, machine-learning and an increasingly connected manufacturing lifecycle is transforming the industry’s ability to address increasingly complex design challenges with rapid innovation and increased productivity,” mentioned Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “CADLM’s AI knowledge and technology further strengthen our smart manufacturing solutions portfolio, putting data to work beyond the early design phase to improve product design innovation, manufacturing productivity, product quality and environmental sustainability through reductions in material waste.”
CADLM will function as a part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. The acquisition has no vital influence on Hexagon’s earnings. Completion of the transaction (closing) is topic to regular closing circumstances.