In Line with A Strategy for Broader Coverage
An important part of the answer is about building a future in the manufacturing area—a future that will be characterized by concepts such as Industry 4.0 and Industrial IoT (IIoT). These represent exactly what Bernard Charles talked about back in 1997: seamlessly connected, modularly built platforms for product development. But unlike the ambitions that Charles and Dassault Systèmes often tended to show, the future is about non-monolithic, open solutions. Competitive platforms must be modular, where new or updated and compatible pieces for specific domains can be easily replaced or added.
In today’s often highly diversified product development landscapes, nothing stands on its own. Efficient product development and manufacturing processes require complete, well-connected solutions. This is also one of the important effects envisioned by Sandvik’s CEO and president, Stefan Widing.
“This acquisition is in line with our strategic focus to grow in the digital manufacturing space, with special attention on industrial software close to component manufacturing. CAM plays a vital role in the digital manufacturing process, enabling new and innovative solutions in automated design for manufacturing,” he says.
In short, Widing is not just buying the world’s largest CAM solution. He is also acquiring a component for a more comprehensive whole. But precisely how does this work?
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