Founded in 1997, FORMTEC GmbH (FT) is a spin-off from the TU Dortmund, Germany. FT is offering services and software development for the CAD-CAM-CNC process chain. The base software product NCspeed® is distributed worldwide and is capable to simulate, verify and optimise NC-code for standard milling machines. In addition, FT offers services for CAD and CAM using standard software products.The key competence of FT is an excellent knowledge about cutting techniques in combination with high skills in software development. The turnover of FT is less than €1m per year. FT is an SME.
FT has vast experience in research programmes founded by different sponsors (public as well as private). One of it was a research project founded by the German government with participation of Fraunhofer Institut IPK in Berlin, Airbus and 4 other partners.