Hexagon AB Acquire CAEfatigue

Mar 30, 2020 • Newsfuture of field servicemanufacturingMergers and AcquisitionshexagonCAE

UK-based CAE firm will form part of Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence Division.

Precision measuring specialists Hexagon AB has acquired CAEFatigue, a provider of mechanical fatigue simulation solutions.


CAEFatigue, founded in 2012 and based in the United Kingdom, will be consolidated into MSC Software, Hexagon’s own Computer-aided Engineering (CAE) simulation software arm, part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division.

The implementation of CAE simulation during the design phase of manufacturing can replicate and identify potential stresses and fatigue issues of a product. CAEfatigue Vibration, a component of CAEfatigue’s software suite uses frequency-domain response rather than a time-domain alternative which increases accuracy during the simulation. At the moment It is being used in a range of sectors including the automotive and aerospace industries, both key demographics for Hexagon. Currently, MSC provide simulation software for NASA, Boeing and Genera Motors and with the addition of CAEFatigue, Hexagon expect to bring an enhanced CAE offering to existing and new customers.

Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén said Hexagon's portfolio of smart factory and smart industrial facility solutions will feel the benefit of the acquisition beyond its manufacturing processes. "CAEFatigue offers solutions for validating design and manufacturing methods - from choice of material to fabrication - enabling decisions during the design phase that improve quality and product life, while saving time, reducing costs and eliminating waste."