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Ansys, Humanetics Announce Deeper Collaboration to Enhance Human Safety

PITTSBURGH, PA, USA, Jan 23, 2024 – Ansys (NASDAQ: ANSS) announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a minority ownership interest in Humanetics from Bridgepoint, the global private equity firm that first invested in Humanetics in 2018. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and receipt of required regulatory approvals. Humanetics is a leading provider of physical and digital human safety systems and sensor technologies. Building on an existing partnership, the two companies will together strengthen the human safety engineering ecosystem and help propel the industry forward by marrying physical and virtual safety solutions with digital twins.

Humanetics is the world’s leading provider of anthropomorphic test devices (ATDs), more commonly known as crash test dummies. Thecompanyalso provides digital models of their ATDs, which are commonly used by simulation software companies, including Ansys, to create realistic simulations of crash events. Humanetics’ digital models of ATDs are highly complementary to, and frequently used with Ansys’ LS-DYNA crash test solution.

Humanetics also offers an innovative ergonomics software solution, RAMSIS, which allows users to create virtual vehicle interiors, custom Human Body Models (HBMs), and 3D occupants to evaluate ergonomics and comfort during prototype development. Combining Humanetics’ HBMs and RAMSIS with Ansys’ physics-based simulation portfolio through the expanded partnership will further empower human-centric product design, improve testing, and inform decision making.

“Humanetics’ mission is to protect humans in mission critical environments, by providing engineers with data that is used to drive innovation and improve control. Combining our safety and sensor expertise with Ansys’ simulation capabilities is an opportunity to add value to our customers and save more lives,” said Christopher O’Connor, Humanetics CEO and President. “Ansys’ partnership will jointly enable us to further unleash new levels of innovation in the human safety ecosystem. We remain committed to working with all our existing and future partners to drive innovation in the industry.”

“Ansys and Humanetics’ existing offerings are highly complementary and enable an end-to-end solution for active and passive auto safety test and design,” said Shane Emswiler, senior vice president of products at Ansys. “Deepening our partnership with Humanetics will not only enable further integration of physical test data with digital simulation data for our customers, but also has the potential to enable interconnected digital and physical offerings that will transform the human safety ecosystem.” 

About Ansys

Our Mission: Powering Innovation that Drives Human AdvancementTM

When visionary companies need to know how their world-changing ideas will perform, they close the gap between design and reality with Ansys simulation. For more than 50 years, Ansys software has enabled innovators across industries to push boundaries by using the predictive power of simulation. From sustainable transportation to advanced semiconductors, from satellite systems to life-saving medical devices, the next great leaps in human advancement will be powered by Ansys.

About Humanetics

Our Mission: Protecting Humans in Motion

Humanetics is an Industrial technology group, and a leading provider of safety systems, crash test dummies (ATDs), simulation software (RAMSIS), CAE models, human body models, complete line of passive & active safety SW & testing solutions, precision sensors, fiber optics and laser material processing solutions. The group is organized into three divisions (Safety, Digital and Sensors) focused on precision engineering and software development that puts humans at the heart of industrial design. The group has over 1000 employees located in facilities worldwide, with our global corporate headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA.

Nitin Patil
Nitin Patil
Editor and Director of Content, DailyCADCAM.com. Nitin completed his Master's in Mass Communication & Journalism and having 13 years of work experience as an editor, content writer with renowned international technical magazines and media companies. He is associated with CAD,CAM industry since 2008.
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