Onshape Teams Up With Sandvik for Seamless Cloud CAD/CAM Integration

Companies’ strategic partnership, announced at EMO Hannover 2019, will reshape how manufacturers go from 3D product models to finished parts

Companies’ strategic partnership, announced at EMO Hannover 2019, will reshape how manufacturers go from 3D product models to finished parts

Hannover, Germany (September 16, 2019)

Onshape, the leading cloud product development platform, and Sandvik, a world leader in applied manufacturing technologies, have forged a strategic partnership that will significantly simplify the way component manufacturers go from 3D CAD models to finished parts. The partnership, announced today at the EMO Hannover 2019 manufacturing trade show, integrates Onshape’s advanced cloud CAD tools with Sandvik’s reimagined take on CNC machine programming.

Sandvik’s Prism CNC application enables component manufacturers to seamlessly move from part design to part programming in the cloud – without the need for manually moving or exporting CAD files between systems and formats. With a simple click of a button, Onshape users can connect the two solutions to start moving their 3D designs into Prism CNC for programming and G-code generation.

“Onshape is committed to not only provide best-in-class product development tools, but also is devoted to improving our customers’ design and manufacturing processes,” says David Katzman, Onshape VP of Sales and Customer Success. “We’re proud to be partnering with Sandvik, which shares the same philosophy.”

“Prism CNC marks the beginning of the end of checking out CAD files manually before you go into production planning,” he adds. “By connecting our solutions behind the scenes, we’re making it a lot easier for product development teams to go from design to first cut faster. We look forward to collaborating with Sandvik on future innovations.”

The integration is live as of Monday, September 16, 2019, the first day of EMO Hannover 2019, and is available to all customers of Prism CNC and Onshape.

“This greatly reduces the risk of human error and removes the complexity of keeping track of CAD file versions as you move from part design to production planning,” says Hugo Nordell, Managing Director, Growth Ventures and Vice President at Sandvik Applied Manufacturing Technologies.

“Customers are able to significantly cut the lead times between design and planning for simple parts that make up the bulk of production,” he adds.

Visitors to EMO Hannover 2019 are encouraged to visit Sandvik in Hall 9, Booth F24 to experience the Onshape-Prism CNC integration up close.

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About Sandvik

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering group with 42,000 employees who have a strong commitment to enhancing customer productivity, profitability and safety.

Our operations are based on unique expertise in materials technology, extensive knowledge about industrial processes and close customer cooperation. This combination, coupled with continuous investments in research and development (R&D), has enabled us to achieve world-leading positions in the following areas:

  • -Tools and tooling systems for industrial metal cutting
  • -Equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries
  • -Advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating

Visit manufacturingtech.sandvik to learn more.

About Onshape

Onshape is a next-generation cloud design platform that speeds up product development. It’s an all-in-one system that combines CAD, release management, workflow, real-time collaboration tools and business analytics, plus an API with more than 50 engineering applications. Onshape helps extended design teams work together faster and helps executives make better business decisions with real-time analytics and unprecedented visibility into their company’s design and manufacturing processes.

Thousands of companies rely on Onshape to modernize and streamline their product development cycle. Onshape users in 170+ countries have logged over 8 million hours modeling advanced robotics, biomedical devices, industrial machinery, agriculture equipment, and consumer products. With 1 in 8 sessions occurring on mobile devices, Onshape is the world's first anywhere, anytime CAD system.

Founded in 2012, Onshape has raised $169 million from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA, North Bridge, and other leading investors. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Onshape leadership team includes the original creators of SOLIDWORKS® and other proven leaders in cloud infrastructure, data security, and mobile. For more information, contact dgarnick@onshape.com or visit onshape.com/press-room.