27 March 2007

UGS’ New NX CAM Express Program Increases Machine Tool Value for SMBs

FOR RELEASE Tuesday, March 27, 2007

PLANO, Texas - UGS Corp., a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services, today announced the NX CAM Express “Delivering Machine Tool Value” program, which provides application-specific CAM software to small and medium sized business (SMB) manufacturers with new machine tools.  NX CAM Express, a full function numerical control (NC) programming application, is the CAM component of the UGS Velocity SeriesTM portfolio.

The program emphasizes the role of a comprehensive CAM system in supporting the latest machine tool technology.  Investments in new advanced machine tool technology typically generate immediate returns on investment (ROI) for manufacturers.  UGS is working along side machine tool vendors to provide an effective CAM system that supports the full capability of the latest advanced machines.  This collaboration enables UGS to provide a CAM system that supports the latest machines along with post processing, controller options and machine configurations as well as joint customer support to help customers reach their highest productivity.

“Our machine tool customers purchase the latest technology in machine tools in order to gain the efficiencies that drive bottom line profits,” said Tom Glisczinski. president, Applied CIM (UGS partner).  “These efficiencies are realized by process optimization, NC Programming and knowledgeable vendor support.  We view NX CAM Express from UGS as the most capable and comprehensive system offering for our customers to complete their machine tool investments.”

The “Delivering Machine Tool Value” program focuses on helping manufacturers derive more value from their machine tools by increasing utilization and optimization for the technological features for which they were purchased.  This is important to key machining industries, including:

  • In the mold and die industry, high speed machines are the driving technology.  An investment in high speed milling machines demands NC programs that are able to drive the new machines effectively.  NX CAM Express has the capability to efficiently program and optimize high speed roughing, re-roughing, and finishing.
  • In the production machining industry, multi-function turning centers and mill-turns dramatically reduce cycle times when properly utilized.  These highly capable and multi-faceted machines require process planning and programming over the full spectrum of milling and turning.  NX CAM Express provides the synchronization and simulation designed specifically for these machines.
  • In the machining of complex parts, 5-axis machinery is the key to manufacturing complex geometry cases.  From aero structures to turbo machinery to medical applications, 5-axis machines are the key to set-up reduction and efficient machining of complex parts.  NX CAM Express provides highly capable 5-axis NC programming designed to optimize around this technology.

NX CAM Express has the in-depth capabilities to address the programming requirements of these advanced, more productive machines.  As part of the Velocity Series portfolio, it is focused on ease of use, fast deployment and scalability so users can take advantage of its capabilities quickly and easily as their needs demand.
To learn more about the “Delivering Machine Tool Value” program, visit www.ugs.com/dmtv

About UGS Velocity Series
The UGS Velocity Series™ portfolio is a comprehensive family of modular, yet integrated solutions addressing the product lifecycle management (PLM) needs of the mid-market. Consisting of a preconfigured family of digital product design, analysis, manufacturing and data management software offerings, UGS Velocity Series leverages the industry’s best practices to provide significant breakthroughs in ease-of-use and deployment. Mid-size manufacturers can leverage the power of UGS Velocity Series to transform their process of innovation while maintaining a low total cost of ownership; and all UGS Velocity Series products are completely scalable to the full range of UGS’ industry leading, enterprise-level PLM portfolio.

About UGS
UGS is a leading global provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software and services with 4.3 million licensed seats and 47,000 customers worldwide. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, UGS’ vision is to enable a world where organizations and their partners collaborate through global innovation networks to deliver world-class products and services while leveraging UGS’ open enterprise solutions, fulfilling the mission of enabling them to transform their process of innovation.

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The statements in this news release that are not historical statements, including statements regarding expected benefits of the product, adoption by customers, continued innovation and other statements identified by forward looking terms such as "may," "will," "expect," "plan," "anticipate" or "project," are forward-looking statements. These statements are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements, including, among others, risks relating to developments in the PLM industry, competition, failure to innovate, partnering strategy, major design errors or security flaws and intellectual property. UGS has included a discussion of these and other pertinent risk factors in its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended June 30, 2006 filed with the SEC. UGS disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.