General Electric Additive, a subsidiary of the almighty multinational General Electric and in charge of everything related to the business line within the company dedicated to 3D printing, has just announced with great fanfare that, after several months of negotiations, they have finally reached an agreement to gain full control of the company GeonX, a private software developer specialized in creating simulation products.
Going into a little more detail, as has been revealed, apparently GeonX is a company based in Belgium that has been able to create a very robust software capable of practically from scratch. simulate additive manufacturing, welding, machining and heat treatment processes in different industries such as aerospace, energy and automotive, in turn, three of the most interesting markets today for a company like General Electric.
General Electric Additive Announces Acquisition of Belgian Simulation Software Developer GeonX
As he has officially stated in his last interview Mohammad Ehteshami, current vice president and manager of General Electric Additive:
General Electric Additive is committed to accelerating the additive manufacturing industry. In my understanding, the innovative solutions of the Virfac simulation software do just that, adding real value to all our customers who want to accelerate the design and development of products while maintaining the highest possible quality.
Regarding the product itself, specifically we are talking about a software baptized by GeonX with the name of Virfac, which is really interesting in any company since it has the ability to evaluate products before they are manufactured. Thanks to this, defects, any type of distortion, stresses and, above all, the impact that its durability can cause for the company in the face of its customers can be predicted.