2016年9月22日：GeonX SA与Institute of Photonic Technologies(LPT)共同签署了一份关于把增材制造（AM）工艺推进到新时代的战略合作协议，把激光与材料相互作用的复杂物理现象和工艺中的变形和应力仿真之间建立起桥梁。在战略合作框架下，LPT开发的新建模型，可以模拟激光照射产生的熔池中的复杂现象，会整合到GeonX的新一代模拟平台Virfac当中。整合之后，Virfac AM模块将拥有市场上先进和完全的模拟方法，可以在不同的层面来研究增材制造：从激光与材料的相互作用到加工零件的整体变形。此次联合也会增强LPT的科研工作，从宏观模拟和高性能计算两方面。
“We are extremely thrilled to cooperate withthe researchers of the LPT at the University of Erlangen, who are world-widerenowned for their scientific achievements in melt pool simulations. We aredefinitely convinced that these new modelling capabilities brought to Virfacwill advance the accuracy of simulations and understanding of the additivemanufacturing process and create great value for the industry to speed up thecreation of parts and reduce scraps and defects.” says Dr MichelDelanaye, co-CEO of GeonX SA, in charge of Product Development.
“GeonX'products are known for their high quality modelling of production processes. Weare excited to work together with such an innovative company and see ourresearch go directly to industrial clients and affect their productionprocesses. At the same time this cooperation will also create new researchpossibilities for us to deepen our knowledge of additive manufacturingprocesses and improve these processes.” says Prof. Dr.-Ing.Michael Schmidt, head of LPT.