Successful completion of the apprenticeship of Ramon Stohr

We congratulate our apprentice Ramon Stohr on the completion of his apprenticeship. He graduated from his secondary apprenticeship as computer scientist with an confederate certificate of competence in the scope of application development and finished his one-year practice by writing his final thesis (IPA) at our company. Continue reading

Successful start with the grinding robot project in Malaysia

This September, SoftART successfully run tests at TNB Remaco in Malaysia with the grinding robot for coated axial blades. The automated grinding process should replace the imprecise and time consuming manual grinding in the future. Continue reading

KTI project with Lucerne University

In cooperation with the center of competence for mechanical systems of the Lucerne university we will realize a project called “Optimized Programming For Articulated Robots”. Target is to find methods and tools to bring offline generated robot programs efficiently into service. Research will focus on the positioning of the work piece and the accuracy of the robots.
This project is supported by the federal Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and will last three years.

Nozzle Design Tool

This month sees the end of development of the Nozzle Design Tool for Andritz Hydro AG. This tool is designed to assist the engineer when developing a new nozzle for a Pelton hydropower plant ( The tool takes the initial design data for the nozzle (forces, geometrical constraints, etc.) into consideration and calculates all necessary parameters for the CAD model, which consists of roughly 70 individual parts. A detailed PDF documentation of the calculations is generated for verification. The program then performs the cloning of the master model in NX and applies the newly calculated parameters – so-called expressions – to the model. The result is a complete CAD assembly built to the specifications of a new project, generated within minutes instead of days. The tool is designed as a “Plugin” for NX and runs within the CAD environment.

SoftART’s Automated Ultrasonic Testing Film

SoftART’s Automated Ultrasonic Testing commercial film is online. It shows our customers, how we go further steps in the field of non-destructive testing with ultrasonic – independent of material type and their complexity – with utmost precision.

Successful robot programming in Malaysia

On behalf of Sulzer Metco, SoftART implemented the robot programming for the coating of two gas turbine parts. The programs were generated directly from the CAD-model by our BScript-Software. The programs were successfully brought into service on-site in Malaysia in the middle of May. For further information about the project please read here.

New SoftART webpage is online!

Webeo did great wok and lifted our homepage into new spheres. The old DIY-page has shifted to a professional Internet presence. We hope you enjoy exploring our new homepage!

Stephan Schneebeli