iPoint and MSC Software Enter Strategic Partnership for Responsible Design
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iPoint and MSC Software Enter Strategic Partnership for Responsible Design

Digital circular economy pioneer iPoint today announced a new partnership with market-leading computer-aided engineering and virtual product specialist MSC Software, part of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence division.

The strategic software partnership draws on the respective strengths of each partner – the breadth of iPoint’s expertise in developing leading cross-industry solutions for material compliance, sustainability, and the circular economy, fused with the depth of MSC Software’s market-leading integrated, process-oriented end-to-end solutions for the discrete manufacturing industry – to deliver a powerful integrated offering for responsible design. The direct integration of iPoint’s Compliance Application (iPCA) with MSC Software’s MaterialCenter 2020 enables robust and immediate environmental compliance checks, provides the unique capability of combining corporate materials management and compliance with the latest information on legislation like REACH and RoHS, and allows comparison of properties of both physical and simulation data.

“At the heart of this exciting new solution is the ability for a material and/or design engineer to test and manage proprietary and third-party materials data, and then review those materials from a compliance perspective,” explains Najib Baig, Product Manager for MaterialCenter. “The integrated solution also allows the company’s designated users to check compliance from other data sources, such as part libraries, or from information directly provided by the supplier,” he continues.

“iPoint is thrilled to be working with such an experienced and committed partner. We look forward to harnessing synergy effects to deliver maximum value to companies around the globe,” states Joerg Walden, CEO of iPoint. “Our powerful integrated offering provides material engineers, design engineers, CAE analysts, and compliance specialists the full capabilities for their respective domain expertise with access to information needed from the other disciplines. On the basis of this frontloading approach, they can make decisions for a more responsible design at a very early stage in the product creation process – the precondition for a truly circular economy and sustainable supply chains,” Walden adds. “This partnership brings us one step closer to realizing iPoint’s vision of building an integrated digital platform for the Circular Economy,” he concludes.

The new integrated offering will be presented on October 2, 2019, at the Digimat & MaterialCenter Users’ Meeting, the ICME Conference in Bordeaux.