Siemens AG's Industry Automation division has signed a deal to buy Vistagy Inc., which provides specialized engineering software and services for the advanced composites sector.
Waltham, Mass.-based Vistagy's products help engineers use three-dimensional computer-aided-design/manufacturing to make composite parts and assemblies including large aerostructures, transportation seat systems and interior components.
Its customers include Bombardier Aerospace, General Motors LLC and Sinomatech Wind Power Blade Co.
In one project reported by European Plastics News, McLaren Automotive and its supplier Carbo Tech Composites used Vistagy's FiberSim software to design a monocoque chassis on the MP4-12C two-seat sports car.
Terms of the deal, which is scheduled to close by the end of the year, were not disclosed. Siemens Industry Automation is based in Nuremberg.
Siemens AG, headquartered in Munich, will integrate Vistagy into its PLM Software business unit.