Spanflug Technologies offers with the calculation software "Spanflug for manufacturers". An algorithm that evaluates highly complex turned and milled parts in terms of their manufacturability in just a few seconds and calculates a quote price. The startup is now a partner of the Hoffmann Group. This means that manufacturing companies from the metalworking industry can access the software directly online via the new Hoffmann Group Go Digital Store.
The Hoffmann Group distributes tools, factory equipment and personal protective equipment of the Holex and GARANT brands as well as of more than 500 manufacturer brands. The company also offers related consulting and services. In its new Go Digital Storewhich recently went live, customers will find manufacturing-related software solutions bundled in one place. Registered users can use these via a single account - so they only need to log in to the Go Digital Store once to work with all applications in parallel. To this end, customers are automatically redirected to the Hoffmann Group Digital Service Platform when they log in.
Now the Munich-based company has entered into a partnership with Spanflug Technologies GmbH, also based in Munich: Their customers thus have the option of accessing the "Spanflug for Manufacturers" calculation software directly via the new Go Digital Store or also logging into Spanflug with their Hoffmann Group Go Digital account. This allows CNC manufacturers who are already Hoffmann Group customers to calculate prices and production times for complex turned and milled parts with just a few clicks of the mouse. "We are pleased that we can thus offer Hoffmann Group customers easy access to "Spanflug for manufacturers" and support them in digitizing their costing process," says Dr. Markus Westermeier, co-founder and CEO of Spanflug.
"Spanflug for Manufacturers" is based on a pricing algorithm that Spanflug has been using for its online platform for the procurement of CNC turned and milled parts since 2018 and is constantly optimized based on more than 300,000 turning and milling parts. The costing software automatically evaluates manufacturing-relevant features from CAD models and technical drawings and calculates production times and prices. In addition, users of the software can view and customize a detailed breakdown of calculated costs for materials, setup, programming, manufacturing and post-processing. "Spanflug is exactly the kind of partner we want for the Go Digital Store: innovative, quality-conscious, collaborative, customer-focused and straightforward. Initial feedback on Spanflug's solution has been very positive, and we are convinced that we are adding significant value for our customers," says Dr. Christoph Fuchs, Head of Platform & Software Services at Hoffmann Group.