Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

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Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. They support their customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a product – from development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.

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With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, Hexagon Metrology empowers thier customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.com.

Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B; www.hexagon.com). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualisation technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.

APODIUS Vision System 2D – For Quality in Composite Production

maart 20, 2019

Hexagon lanceert speciale fotogrammetrieoplossing voor op de werkvloer

maart 15, 2019

Release van DPA Industrial met nieuwe C1 camera maakt fotogrammetrie met hoge nauwkeurigheid en hoge snelheid mogelijk in de meest uitdagende omgevingen Lees verder

3D Goes Long-Range With the First Scanning Laser Tracker

maart 9, 2019

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Today sees the launch of a brand-new laser tracker line, the Leica Absolute Tracker ATS600, from Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. This new product introduces a new concept in metrology-grade laser trackers, with targetless 3D scanning possible for the first time, directly from the laser tracker. The ATS600 can scan a surface with metrological accuracy from a distance of up to 60 metres with no need for targets, sprays, reflectors or probes. Read more

New Standalone Fibre-Inspection Solution from Hexagon

februari 27, 2019

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Today sees Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division launch the APODIUS Vision System 2D, a standalone solution for advanced carbon-fibre part inspection. Designed for fast results within both production-integrated inspection or offline quality assurance contexts, the APODIUS Vision System 2D delivers unmatched two-dimensional fibre orientation analysis. Read more

Hexagon Keeps the Wheels Turning with Red Bull Racing

februari 22, 2019


10 Years’ Worth of Innovation Partnership Continued with New Contract

In Formula One, the race off the track never stops. The Red Bull Racing team complete as many as 30 000 design changes in a season, and Hexagon measurement technologies support them in the pursuit of continual vehicle enhancement and quality. The new rolling contract strengthens the close working relationship between the two companies, ensuring vehicle accuracy and confidence with Hexagon’s portable measuring arm and laser tracker measurement solutions and the company’s design and manufacturing expertise. Read more

Hexagon’s PC-DMIS brengt efficiency, kostenbesparing en foutreductie in de meetkamer

februari 13, 2019

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Door de unieke en compatibele metrologiesoftware PC-DMIS van Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence was het nog nooit zo eenvoudig om PMI te integreren in het meetproces van organisaties.

Door de opkomst van Industrie 4.0 en de nog altijd bestaande interpretatieproblemen die samengaan met 2D-tekeningen stijgt de aandacht voor Model Based Engineering (MBE). Model based Engineering, ook wel bekend als product- en Manufacturing Information (PMI) of model based definition (MBD), is simpelweg gezegd het toevoegen van de digitale tolerantie in een CAD-model. Lees verder

Six Ways the RS5 Laser Scanner Helps Manufacturers Save Time

februari 7, 2019

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While efficient, some laser scanners can be a hassle to install, often require long wait times during warmup and may need to be calibrated multiple times. Together, these processes can take between 40 and 70 minutes. That means manufacturers can lose approximately 8-15% of an 8-hour shift due to idle time alone. Read more

Laser Tracker Fundamentals and Advancements

januari 22, 2019

Our range of laser tracker systems are a central part of our portable metrology product line up, and represent the latest incarnation of a technology that’s sure to be familiar to the majority of those working in industrial quality assurance. Lees verder

Hexagon Launches Fixed-Line Blue Laser Scanning Sensor

januari 15, 2019

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Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division today launched its first blue laser scanning sensor for creating point clouds. The HP-L-5.8 joins Hexagon’s comprehensive range of tactile and non-contact sensors for CMMs and is designed for companies who need a versatile, affordable, fixed-line laser sensor. Read more

Hexagon strengthens Smart Factory position with autonomous production technologies from Etalon

januari 9, 2019

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Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, today announced the acquisition of Etalon, a provider of equipment calibration solutions. Etalon’s solutions continuously monitor and initiate compensation of machine tools, measuring machines, robots and structures to ensure the dimensional accuracy of manufactured parts. Read more

Batch Bending With Radan Saves Spooner A Week’s Work – Every Week

december 14, 2018

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A specially-written computer program which can import dozens of components into a press brake bending system at once, is saving a sheet metal manufacturer a full week’s work, every week. Read more

Space travel with solar power

december 6, 2018

A huge solar sail unfolds in space and drives a satellite that explores the solar system. So-called solar sailing is not a vision for the future, but may soon be reality in space exploration. The institutes of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) in Braunschweig and Bremen are working together with the European Space Agency ESA and the Technical University of Braunschweig on the so-called Gossamer Project. Read more

Why Now Might Be the Time to Switch from Hand Tools to an Absolute Arm

november 24, 2018

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A History of Hand Tools
Hand measurement tools like calipers have been in use for a long, long time. We’re talking Greeks and Romans in the 6th Century BC type of long time. That was followed by a ‘slot and pin’ design used during the Chinese Xin dynasty, way back in 9 AD. The modern-day Vernier caliper was invented in 1851; it could measure down to thousands of an inch and was priced within reach of your everyday machinist. Read more

TESA SA, a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist

november 15, 2018

BendingStudio 5.1 Update Overview

oktober 25, 2018

On 10 October 2018 we released the latest version of our flagship software platform for tube and wire measurement, AICON BendingStudio. This new update delivers a range of usability improvements and new measurement functionalities. Read more [source: aicon3d.com]

360° Cell

oktober 2, 2018

Combining high-tech automation components with leading 3D optical measurement technology, the 360° Cell is a turnkey solution for fully-automated inspection operations. Its modular construction makes installation quick and easy, removing the complexity of customised automated solutions.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Launches New Retrofit Controllers to Revitalise Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs)

september 6, 2018


Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has announced the extension of its RC Line of retrofit controllers, designed to minimise the risk of machine downtime by extending the life of most coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) regardless of brand or age. More info

Hexagon brengt PC-DMIS 2018 R2 uit

augustus 31, 2018


Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft PC-DMIS 2018 R2 uitgebracht: de nieuwste versie van de populairste meetsoftware ter wereld. Dit is de tweede van de twee grote releases die gepland staan voor PC-DMIS in 2018. De bijbehorende servicepack-updates bieden maximale betrouwbaarheid van het platform. Lees verder

Leitz PMM-C Line – Sensors and Applications

augustus 11, 2018

Sensors make a decisive contribution to making a CMM the optimum measurement solution. The decision between tactile and optical sensors and fixed or indexing probe heads is directly dependent on the workpiece and measuring task. The Leitz PMM-C offers a wide variety of sensors to adopt to almost every application.

Leitz PMM-C Line – Precision through design

augustus 4, 2018

Every detail of the Leitz PMM-C series is focused on achieving certainty with accurate information users can trust. Providing durability and measuring consistency, the machine’s closed-frame design is comprised of a solid granite base, a fixed portal with cast iron pedestals and a granite crossbeam.

Optimising Medical Tool Inspection

juli 26, 2018

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Medical device manufacturers often require quality checks of dimensional characteristics on parts having different materials that require non-contact measurement. Whether they are inspecting a part created in-house or trying to validate parts from a supplier, manufacturers require a flexible solution that will allow them to measure all kinds of complex features. The overmoulding process, for example, uses two different material types such as a soft plastic or rubber material and a harder material. In these instances, a variety of measuring techniques including tactile and non-contact measurement may be required. Read further

3D Scans of Countermarks on Coins to Retrace Roman Troop Movements

juli 19, 2018

A handful of “asses” to trace historic events? The Archaeological Heritage Office of Saxony (Dresden, Germany) uses this innovative approach to study Roman copper coins (asses) to date sites of Roman troop activities between the rivers Rhine and Elbe. Read more   [source: aicon3d.com]

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence introduceert compact geautomatiseerd meetsysteem

juni 19, 2018

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft vandaag qFLASH-A aangekondigd: een voordelig en compact optisch 3D-meetsysteem dat speciaal is ontwikkeld voor kleinere inspectieruimten op de werkvloer. De robuuste taster omvat CMOS-gebaseerde, digitale beeldvormingstechnologie en blauwe ledverlichting in een lichtgewicht behuizing. De taster is uitermate geschikt voor gebruik met kleine robotsystemen of hulp-robotsystemen. Hierdoor ontstaat een snelle inspectieoplossing met een kleine vormgeving en een voordelige prijs.

Demonstration of Hololens glasses with GLOBAL S

juni 11, 2018

This video shows a hologram of an automotive part that had been measured by the GLOBAL S, including a colour map report , Q-DAS report and assembly 3D animation. The virtual part could easily be manipulated by the user, rotating and resizing it with both hands.

Quality Assurance of Orthopaedic Implants

juni 6, 2018

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The development dynamic of the medical industry is nearly without parallel in any other industry. New materials, production methods, and optimised designs drive innovation in orthopaedic implants for hips, knees and the spinal column. These products are characterised by high geometric accuracy and surface quality, long service life and biocompatibility. This enables patients to benefit from fast healing success and reliable long-term function.

Accuracy At The Service Of Geotrilho Project Engineering

mei 31, 2018

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The efficiency of the technology measuring processes from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, their technical training and proven effectiveness in the field of support, become available for Topographic and Geographic Engineering through projects from Geotrilho, a powerful Portuguese company located in Barreiro, a few kilometres from Lisbon (Portugal). Geotrilho provides services in various areas of the civil construction sector and public works projects, and combines the Leica Absolute Tracker AT402 and Leica B-Probe systems to carry out precision surveys. 

Sneller op grote schaal laserscannen door uitbreiding van het assortiment gerenommeerde Leica Absolute Scanners door Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

mei 25, 2018

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Vandaag werd de Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-XL aangekondigd, een nieuwe mobiele laserscanner voor scannen op extreem grote schaal van de marktleider op het gebied van metrologie- en productie-oplossingen, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. De LAS-XL is ontworpen voor industrieën en toepassingen waarbij meetsnelheid en nauwkeurigheid op metrologisch niveau onmisbaar zijn. Door zijn grotere meetbereik en punt-acquisitiesnelheid kan de LAS-XL sneller dan ooit tevoren grote werkstukken en oppervlakken volledig digitaliseren.

Hexagon acquires NEXTSENSE GmbH, a leader in industrial measurement and inspection solutions

mei 17, 2018

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Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technology solutions, announced today the acquisition of NEXTSENSE, a leading innovator in non-contact profile measurement and surface inspection. NEXTSENSE specialises in solutions that enhance product quality with speed and efficiency at micrometre accuracy in the automotive, railway, steel and aerospace industries.

Hexagon AB neemt ProCAM over, een distributeur van Vero Software Solutions in Italië

mei 12, 2018

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Hexagon AB, een toonaangevende, wereldwijd opererende leverancier van informatietechnologieën die de productiviteit en kwaliteit verhogen van geospatiale en industriële applicaties, heeft ProCAM Srl overgenomen, een Italiaanse distributeur van CAD CAM-oplossingen en bijbehorende software. ProCAM is in 1995 opgericht en is een wederverkoper van Edgecam- en Radan-oplossingen van de specialist in CAD CAM-oplossingen, Hexagon dochter: Vero Software. ProCAM zal onderdeel uitmaken van de Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence divisie en werken binnen de Vero-organisatie. 

New Automated Measurement System from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

mei 1, 2018

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced the release of BLAZE 600A, a fully-automated 3D optical measurement system designed for use with robotic installations on the shop floor. Based on Hexagon’s proven white light scanner technology, BLAZE 600A combines high-resolution digital imaging technology with blue light LED illumination to rapidly deliver high-accuracy freeform surface and feature data. Its large measurement field efficiently captures high-density point cloud data, while enhanced projection technology enables virtually any material or surface type, including shiny, painted and reflective surfaces, black parts and composite materials, to be scanned without the need for surface preparation.

Enhancing Flexibility with the New Optiv Performance 322

april 20, 2018

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In modern manufacturing, the rate of progress is accelerating evermore quickly, and one of the most empowering things we at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence do for our customers is provide solutions that give users the flexibility to adapt to changing needs and measuring requirements. 

GLOBAL S [IT]

maart 28, 2018

Complete Reproduction of a Complex Wooden Piece

maart 9, 2018

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence introduceert CMM-reeks op basis van belangrijkste productiviteitsdrijfveren van klanten

maart 7, 2018

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft vandaag zijn laatste ontwikkelingen op het gebied van de reeks GLOBAL S-coördinatenmeetmachines (CMM’s) aangekondigd, die aanpasbaar zijn voor specifieke inspectiewerkzaamheden en veranderende productiedoelen. Het nieuwe CMM-platform omvat vier functionaliteitspakketten, die zich op de productiviteitsdrijfveren van klanten richten: Doorvoersnelheid, Precisie, Multifunctionaliteit en Werkvloer. De GLOBAL S, die is gebaseerd op het concept van de Enhanced Productivity Series (EPS) van Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, gebruikt de slimme technologieën en sensorconfiguraties van Hexagon om het aanmaken, uitvoeren en analyseren van meetroutines te stroomlijnen.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Releases PC-DMIS 2018 R1

maart 3, 2018

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today launched PC-DMIS 2018 R1, the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. This is the first of two major releases scheduled for PC-DMIS in 2018, with continued service pack updates to ensure maximum reliability of the platform.

New Tube and Wire Solution from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

februari 20, 2018

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A new approach to tube and wire measurement was today announced by leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. An updated version of the popular AICON BendingStudio software platform now allows for the integration of a ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner that can quickly determine complex tube and wire geometries using 3D laser scanning technology at almost any point in the production process. 

Automated Large-Scale Serial Inspection

februari 9, 2018

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Snecma Propulsion Solide designs, produces and markets rocket engines and composite materials for the defense, aviation and aerospace industries and other related fields.

Within the French national defense programs M45 and M51 as well as the European space programs such as Ariane 5 and Vega, Snecma is a first-choice business partner.

How to Reverse Engineer a Complex Plastic Part

februari 2, 2018

Making the Most of the Quality 4.0 Journey

januari 4, 2018

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In my previous blog, I explored how to optimise data and actionable information by increasing network connectivity. In this post, I will continue the theme of connectivity to examine how companies can more closely integrate quality into the production process. 

PULSE Overview

december 14, 2017

Closed Loop Tube Inspection System

oktober 31, 2017

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced today it will spotlight the advanced Tube Inspection System in Booth #A1032 at FABTECH 2017, November 6-9, at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL. The closed loop work cell features the innovative TubeShaper software and a portable ROMER Absolute Arm coordinate measuring machine (PCMM) integrated with a fully automatic Pines CNC Bender (Pines Engineering, Wickliffe, OH). The work cell demonstrates an automated bend-measure-correct approach to streamlining tube production. This scalable system can address various sizes of tube and pipes to meet the needs of engineers, quality managers and shop-floor users at advanced manufacturing facilities.

Introducing HxGN SMART Quality: A Smarter Approach to Quality Data and Measurement Resource Management

september 26, 2017

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As Product Manager for HxGN SMART Quality, I’m very pleased to announce that this new software is available now for customers worldwide. But what is HxGN SMART Quality? 

To answer this question seems at first glance quite simple; simply a description of the functionality of the software. However, that would be too short, as it would neglect an important aspect. HxGN SMART Quality as a concept forms an essential pillar of the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence strategy for smarter manufacturing.

Simulating Reality: The Role of CAE and Simulation in Manufacturing Intelligence

september 20, 2017

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Hexagon AB’s acquisition of MSC Software earlier this year added an extensive range of solutions for computer-aided engineering (CAE) and simulation to the technology portfolio of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Extends Laser Tracker Offering with a New Portable Scanning Bundle

september 14, 2017

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Leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today announced the launch of the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960-SR, a lower-budget addition to the popular AT960 range of laser trackers. Only available as part of a bundle offer with one of Hexagon’s leading laser scanner products, the AT960-SR is designed for applications with smaller measurement volume requirements that still demand the unbeatable speed and accuracy performance of Hexagon’s flagship laser tracker line.

Inline and On Time: Automotive Production Measurement with 360° SIMS

augustus 30, 2017

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s 360° SIMS (Smart Inline Measurement Solutions) offers fast, rich and actionable process control within the automotive production line. In this episode of HxGN TV, Giacomo Barila, Product Line Manager for Automation at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, explains why automated inline measurement is so attractive for the automotive industry, and we take a tour of the Automation Centre in Wetzlar, Germany to see the system in action.

AICON MoveInspect XR8: Built on Teamwork

augustus 26, 2017

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A great moment after two years of development: the first AICON MoveInspect XR8 – the new portable optical coordinate measuring machine (CMM) from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence – is finished. The team, headed by product manager Andreas Rietdorf, has worked hard and with commitment, overcoming challenges along the way.

Quality Assurance of Dental Implants

augustus 15, 2017

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Manufacturers of dental implants are confronted with high quality standards and strict regulatory requirements with regard to the safety of their products.During production, each implant must be inspected using a reliable process to make sure it complies with the tightest of tolerances and product liability requirements. This includes in-depth documentation of the production process along with secure, tamper proof storage of the measurement results.

An integrated solution for a faster production line

augustus 2, 2017

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GKN Driveline is one of the world’s leading suppliers of automotive driveline components and systems. It manufactures its own extensive range of automotive driveline components for use in the smallest ultra-low-cost car to the most sophisticated premium vehicle which demands the most complex driving dynamics. As a global company serving the world’s leading manufacturers, GKN Driveline needed to choose a metrology partner to help meet increasing production and accuracy expectations. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence shares GKN Driveline’s vision to optimise measurement process for increased speed without loss of accuracy, which is why it became the partner of choice.

Nieuwe GLOBAL Advantage HTA-oplossing voor meting van compressorbladen

juli 11, 2017

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft vandaag de GLOBAL Advantage HTA (High Troughput and Accuracy; hoge snelheid en nauwkeurigheid) uitgebracht: een uitgebreide metrologieoplossing voor de lucht-/ruimtevaartindustrie.

Hexagon investeert EUR 90 miljoen in nieuwe Smart Factory

juli 4, 2017

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Hexagon, wereldwijd een toonaangevende leverancier van oplossingen in de informatietechnologie, onthult vandaag zijn plannen voor een investering van circa 90 miljoen EURO in een nieuwe, geavanceerde fabriek van 52.000 vierkante meter in Huangdao, China. Verdere details zullen worden aangekondigd door Norbert Hanke, voorzitter van de divisie Manufacturing Intelligence (MI) van Hexagon, als onderdeel van HxGN LIVE: de internationale conferentie van Hexagon die plaatsvindt tot 16 juni in het The Venetian hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada, VS. 

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence breidt aanbod voor werktuigbeheer en werkvloer-netwerkoplossingen uit

juni 27, 2017

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De overname van een systeemintegratie-specialist versterkt capaciteiten voor CAM-toepassingen bij Vero Software

Hexagon AB heeft de overname van FASys Industrie-EDV-Systeme GmbH afgerond. Dit is een Duitse systeemintegratie-specialist en leverancier van software- en hardware-oplossingen voor productiegerichte taken. FASys heeft een goede samenwerking opgebouwd met de CAD/CAM-specialist Vero Software (eigendom van Hexagon) en dankzij deze overname kan Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence zijn aanbod van oplossingen in het productieproces uitbreiden.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence levert lasertrackers voor Airbus-project in Hamburg

juni 13, 2017

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De integrator voor de luchtvaartgigant schaft 30 nieuwe Leica Absolute Tracker AT403-systemen aan voor de fabriek in Hamburg waarin de eindmontage van de vliegtuigreeks A320 plaatsvindt

Apodius levert carbon fiber analyse voor de ROMER Absolute Arm

juni 2, 2017

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence kondigt nieuw systeem aan voor carbon composietinspectie met Apodius 3D-technologie

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, de toonaangevende specialist op het gebied van metrologie- en productieoplossingen, heeft vandaag zijn composietinspectiesysteem gelanceerd voor de ROMER Absolute Arm met geïntegreerde scanner (SI). Dit gecombineerde applicatiepakket van hardware en software op basis van nieuwe Apodius 3D-technologie maakt geavanceerde inspectie en analyse van lichtgewicht carbon fiber componenten mogelijk op een ongeëvenaard niveau van snelheid en detail.

Hexagon versnelt zijn simulatie-portfolio en Autonomous X-strategie met de overname van VIRES

mei 25, 2017

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Hexagon, een toonaangevende leverancier van IT-oplossingen, heeft vandaag de overname van VIRES aangekondigd: een in Duitsland gevestigde, marktleider van simulatiesoftware-oplossingen die de ontwikkeling, testen en validatie van hulpsystemen voor bestuurders en volledige autonome rijtechnologie ondersteunen.

New Rotary Tables for Optiv Performance 663/664

mei 20, 2017

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has extended the accessory range for the Optiv Performance 663 and Optiv Performance 664 coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) by adding two new computer numeric control (CNC) rotary tables and the Optiv Dual Rotary CNC stacked rotary tables as options, substantially widening the application potential of the multisensor machines. 

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence introduceert nieuwe integratie-oplossing

mei 12, 2017

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I/O Flow Manager versnelt de CMM-integratie en is kostenefficiënt dankzij een eenvoudig modulair systeem

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft vandaag de alles-in-één software- en hardware-pakketoplossing I/O Flow Manager aangekondigd, die fabrikanten de mogelijkheid biedt om een coördinatenmeetmachine (CMM) in een productiecel te integreren. Hierbij is minimale herprogrammering en training noodzakelijk.

How does the I++ Simulator differ from conventional dimensional metrology simulation software and what are the advantages?

mei 2, 2017

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The concept of the I++ Simulator approach is very different from the current simulation functions in other manufacturers’ proprietary measurement software. I++ Simulator makes virtual coordinate measurement technology possible, similar to the virtual commissioning of automation systems in equipment simulation.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence geeft presentatie over Smart Solutions

april 27, 2017

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“Closed Loop Cell” om op data gebaseerde productie te demonstreren tijdens evenement in Stuttgart

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft een ambitieuze technologie-presentatie aangekondigd voor Control, de internationale handelsbeurs voor Quality Assurance. Op de stand van Hexagon is een livepresentatie van de principes van productie-intelligentie te zien: het bedrijf stelt namelijk een combinatie van zijn oplossingen voor CAD/CAM, meettechniek en statistisch procesbeheer tentoon, die samen een geautomatiseerde feedback-lus creëren. Hiermee kan worden aangetoond hoe kwaliteit de productiviteit op de werkvloer in een productieomgeving verbetert.

Nieuw ultra-draagbaar lasertrackersysteem van Hexagon

maart 22, 2017

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De nieuwe Leica Absolute Tracker AT403 biedt uitzonderlijke meetsnelheid en bedieningsgemak in een zeer mobiele vorm

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, de toonaangevende leverancier van metrologie- en productieoplossingen, heeft vandaag de nieuwste toevoeging aan zijn assortiment lasertrackersystemen aangekondigd. De draagbare Leica Absolute Tracker AT403 is ontwikkeld om uitzonderlijke meettechnische prestaties te leveren. De snelheid en het bedieningsgemak zijn nu beter dan ooit.

Apodius Delivers Dedicated Carbon-Fibre Analysis for ROMER Absolute Arm

maart 16, 2017

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Leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today launches its Composite Inspection System for the ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner (SI). Based on new Apodius 3D technology, this combined hardware and software application package offers advanced inspection and analysis of lightweight carbon-fibre components at an unprecedented level of speed and detail.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence presenteert de nieuwe generatie TESA MICRO-HITE Hoogtemeters

februari 21, 2017

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence presenteert de nieuwe generatie TESA MICRO-HITE hoogtemeters. Deze hoogtemeters, ontwikkeld voor gebruik in zowel de werkplaats als in meetlaboratoria, overbruggen op een unieke wijze de kloof tussen traditionele meetinstrumenten en ingewikkelde coördinatenmeetmachines (CMM’s)

New laser scanning technology for portable measuring arm systems

februari 15, 2017

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Today sees the launch of a new laser scanning technology from leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Long established as the world’s leading portable measuring arm that combines integrated probing and scanning functions, the ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner (SI) now features the brand new RS4 scanner.

Hexagon enters into agreement to acquire MSC Software, a leading provider of CAE (simulation) software

februari 2, 2017

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Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, today announced an agreement to acquire MSC Software (“MSC”), a leading provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, including simulation software for virtual product and manufacturing process development.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Releases PC-DMIS 2017 R1

februari 1, 2017

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today launched PC-DMIS 2017 R1, the latest edition of the world’s most popular measurement software. ‘R1’ is short for ‘Release 1’ as there are two major releases scheduled for PC-DMIS in 2017, with continued service pack updates to ensure maximum reliability of the platform.

Quality Assurance of Electronic Components

januari 19, 2017

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Lead frames are important functional elements of electrotechnical applications. They are cut from a continuous strip of material by progressive composite punches and further processed into metal-plastic composite parts during subsequent procedures. Lead frames can be designed with extremely fine web and slot widths for automated assembly with SMD electronic components.

Optimising Process. Optimising Experience.

januari 12, 2017

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Working at high speed while balancing costs and maintaining complete confidence in process reliability and product quality is critical for a company like the BMW Group. The Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 delivered just that in an environment where anything short of excellence is unacceptable.

Contactless Measurement of Large Lenses

december 23, 2016

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Lenses are precision components, where the smallest deviation from the target geometry results in a change in quality. Quality control can only accompany production if a high-accuracy measuring centre such as the Leitz PMM-Xi from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is used, particularly with large lenses with a diameter greater than 200 mm. The combination of tactile measurement with the HP-S-X5 HD for alignment and the PRECITEC LR optical sensor for quality assessment of the lens geometry, is made possible by the SENMATION sensor interface in automated measurement procedures.

Quality Assurance of Turbine Blades

december 9, 2016

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The functional properties of turbine blades are multifaceted. A curved surface gives them aerodynamic properties, and specially shaped cooling holes ensure their thermal stability.

With its multisensor concept, the Optiv Performance 663/664 Dual Z coordinate measuring machine from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence integrates multiple measurement processes in a single machine and, thanks to the optional Optiv Dual Z and Optiv Dual Rotary options, features innovative technologies that ensure accessibility to a variety of different features in the overall measurement volume and their measurement in a single clamping.

Paving the Way to Repeatability and Accuracy

november 9, 2016

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Every gear manufacturing company welcomes growth, but it comes with challenges. They include investing in new equipment to meet capacity, hiring skilled operators if necessary and even finding space to locate the machine.

For Triumph Gear Systems-Macomb, these challenges were easily overcome when it needed a bigger coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to handle the larger parts it was beginning to make.

Experts Desk: HP-C-VE CMM Sensor

november 4, 2016

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Do you find that some of your components have hard to reach, and therefore hard to see, geometries? With the HP-C-VE, you can have the visibility and flexibility of a vision system on your GLOBAL CMM. The HP-C-VE is a sensor designed to be a general purpose image analysis tool for enhancing the capabilities of a CMM by providing oblique overhead illumination of the feature being inspected.

Nieuwe Software-update biedt verbeteringen voor Leica Absolute Tracker AT930/AT960

oktober 26, 2016

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Grotere efficiency en meer functionaliteit van Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence met lancering van System Software Update v1.3

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft vandaag System Software Update v1.3 vrijgegeven voor de Leica Absolute Tracker AT930 en AT960 lasertrackers. Deze upgrade biedt een betere gebruikservaring en verbeteringen in de geautomatiseerde applicatiefuncties.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence introduceert nieuwe multisensor CMM’s

oktober 22, 2016

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Productlijn Optiv Performance breiden we uit met een groter meetbereik

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, de toonaangevende leverancier van metrologie- en productieoplossingen, heeft vandaag zijn nieuwste multisensor coördinaatmetingsmachines (CMM’s) aangekondigd: de nieuwe Optiv Performance 663 en 664 Dual Z.

Hexagon AB neemt Apodius GmbH over

oktober 7, 2016

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Acquisitie versterkt Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s expertise in het meten van composietmaterialen

Hexagon AB, een toonaangevende, wereldwijd opererende leverancier van informatietechnologieën om de productiviteit en kwaliteit verhogen van geospatiale en industriële bedrijven, heeft vandaag de overname bekendgemaakt van Apodius GmbH, een start-up gespecialiseerd in meetoplossingen voor componenten van composietmateriaal.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Introduces New Multisensor CMMs

september 28, 2016

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Leading metrology and manufacturing solution provider Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today unveiled its latest multisensor coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), the new Optiv Performance 663 and 664 Dual Z.

The multisensor concept of the Optiv Performance line enables a variety of sensor configurations for tactile and contactless measuring and scanning tasks in a single system. Different workpiece features can be inspected by the appropriate sensors without reclamping, saving valuable measuring time.

Measurement Strategy For Countering The Burden of Time

augustus 1, 2016

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When it comes to complex gear measurement, slow processes and high programming expenditure can eat away at your patience and efficiency. At WEISS GmbH, the gruelling burden of time has been eliminated thanks to an intelligent measuring configuration – the Leitz PMM-F and Leitz Reference HP high-performance coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, can be used simultaneously as gear measuring centres.

Portable Metrology Helps Ensure Safety and Fairness at the Tour de France

juli 30, 2016

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Union Cyclist Internationale – France

Every bicycle frameset used at the Tour de France (and any machine raced at any UCI sanctioned bicycle event for that matter) is validated by the Union Cyclist Internationale  (UCI). Enabling this intensive process is a bike measurement system based on a ROMER Absolute Arm from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. This Portable Coordinate Measurement Machine (PCMM) is used to ensure that every bicycle frame and fork meet rigid UCI standards. Once inspected, the frameset is issued a UCI approval sticker and thus made race-legal at any UCI approved event anywhere around the world.

VISI’s Vital Role In High Profile Research Projects for Omni-Stamp

juli 19, 2016

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An Italian plastic mould-maker uses a portfolio of VISI CAD/CAM software modules to ensure it stays at the forefront of product development and research.

Onni-Stamp, based in Villafranca d’Asti in the Province of Asti, is a classic example of an Italian family business, but characterised by intense research and development activity, which, according to founder Giorgio Goria, sets it apart from other mould manufacturers. 

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence voert upgrade scansensoren door

juni 14, 2016

Nieuwe versies van de HP-S-X1 Serie scantasters bieden meer flexibiliteit en een robuuster ontwerp

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft nieuwe versies uitgebracht van haar HP-S-X1 serie compacte tasters voor tactiel scannen. Naast een nieuw lagersysteem voor een betere reproduceerbaarheid kunnen de HP-S-X1 tasters nu worden uitgerust met langere horizontale styli zonder verwisseling van modules, waardoor de flexibiliteit wordt vergroot.

360° SIMS – BIW | Closure Cell | Virtual Assembly Quality Prediction

juni 8, 2016

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence 360° Smart Inline Measurement Solutions are versatile and created for the respective target application and environment.

Driving Productivity in Freeform Manufacturing

mei 31, 2016

Freeform manufacturing can produce a huge variety of types of workpiece for use in all kinds of industrial production, but accurately recording their characteristics presents a challenge and can cause bottlenecks in the process. This HxGN TV Tech Talk explores the latest thinking in measurement for freeform inspection applications and how Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence solutions are evolving to increase productivity.

New Customised Enclosure for TIGO SF Coordinate Measuring Machine

april 15, 2016

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has released a customised protective enclosure for the TIGO SF shop-floor coordinate measuring machine (CMM). The TIBOX offers enhanced protection for systems operating in the most extreme workshop conditions, shielding against dust, airborne pollutants, oil particle suspension and other manufacturing environment contaminants.

How to Select a CMM

april 7, 2016

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Process control and quality assurance in modern manufacturing operations depend increasingly on the performance of coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Over the past 20 years, CMMs have replaced traditional methods of inspection with gages and fixtures and have reduced the time and manpower required in quality control operations.

Hexagon acquires AICON 3D Systems, a leading provider of optical 3D metrology

april 1, 2016

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Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, today announced the acquisition of AICON 3D Systems, a leading provider of optical and portable non-contact 3D measuring systems for industrial manufacturing.

Hexagon acquires FTI, a leading provider of manufacturing software solutions

maart 24, 2016

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Hexagon AB, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive productivity and quality across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications, today announced the acquisition of Forming Technology Inc. (FTI), a provider of innovative manufacturing software solutions designed to reduce the development time and material costs of sheet metal components.

New Industrial Ethernet Feature Pack for Leica Absolute Tracker

maart 18, 2016

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has today announced the latest system software release for the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 and AT930, in parallel with the launch of a new Industrial Ethernet Real Time Feature Pack (RTFP) designed to support laser tracker based machine control and robotic guidance applications.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence vernieuwt SENMATION

maart 11, 2016

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Het intelligente sensor-wisselsysteem wordt geïntroduceerd voor 3D meetmachines van Leitz, type PMM-C

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft vernieuwde functionaliteit voor het universele sensor-wisselsysteem SENMATION vrijgegeven voor Leitz PMM-C 3D meetmachines (CMM’s). SENMATION stelt gebruikers in staat om lastige meetsituaties het hoofd te bieden met één CMM, door de juiste sensor op het juiste moment in te schakelen.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence launches new 3D laser scanner

februari 25, 2016

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has released a new portable laser scanner for large-volume inspection applications. Created with a focus on usability, the Leica Absolute Scanner LAS-20-8 portable 3D laser scanner is designed to make gathering complex point-cloud data easier and quicker for shop-floor operators.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence wint prestigieuze Design Award

februari 17, 2016

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (voorheen Hexagon Metrology) kondigde vandaag aan dat het WLS qFLASH visuele meetsysteem de befaamde GOOD DESIGN Award van het Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design heeft gewonnen.

The Future of Energy

februari 13, 2016

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A miniature sun on the earth, capable of generating an astonishing amount of energy. Clean, safe, controllable energy, essential to guarantee supply for the exponential, overwhelming growth of the energy requirement on our planet. A nuclear reaction process powered by a raw material that is absolutely common, inexpensive and easily available: the hydrogen of sea water.

Productieprofessionals uitgenodigd om te spreken tijdens HxGN LIVE 2016

januari 21, 2016

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is op zoek naar interessante verhalen voor de volgende internationale conferentie van Hexagon. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence doet een oproep aan sprekers voor de volgende bijeenkomst van HxGN LIVE, de internationale conferentie van Hexagon, die plaatsvindt tussen 13 en 16 juni 2016 in het Anaheim Convention Center. Voor dit evenement zijn de wereldwijde klanten, partners en gebruikers van de technologie van het bedrijf uitgenodigd om te netwerken met de marktleider, waarbij kennis en ideeën kunnen worden gedeeld die het bedrijf in staat stellen om efficiënter te kunnen werken.

Onlangs geïntroduceerde ROMER Absolute Arm is de nauwkeurigste ooit

januari 15, 2016

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence onthult belangrijke upgrade in reeks draagbare meetarmen

De mondiaal opererende fabrikant van metrologische en fabricagetechnologie Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence heeft een nieuwe hoogwaardige aanvulling op haar serie ROMER Absolute Arm draagbare coördinatenmeetmachines (CMM’s) onthult.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence presents the latest release of PC-DMIS

december 16, 2015

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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence today launched PC-DMIS 2015.1, a significant update of the world’s most popular measurement software for the collection, evaluation, management and presentation of actionable manufacturing information.

Hexagon Metrology wordt Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

november 14, 2015

Bedrijf krijgt nieuwe naam die aansluit bij groei in het ontwikkelen van data-gestuurde industriële productieoplossingen

Om aan te sluiten bij de groeiende expertise in en het toenemende aantal oplossingen voor geïntegreerde industriële productie, meet wereldwijde brancheleider Hexagon Metrology zich een nieuwe merknaam aan: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Door deze naamsverandering past de naam van het bedrijf ook beter bij de algehele strategie van Hexagon om software-gerichte informatietechnologieoplossingen te leveren ter verbetering van de kwaliteit en productiviteit binnen gehele industrieworkflows.

Hexagon Metrology revamps tube inspection with brand new software

oktober 15, 2015

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TubeShaper package brings new functionality to the ROMER Absolute Arm tube measurement system

Hexagon Metrology has announced the release of its much-anticipated TubeShaper software, a brand new dedicated tube measurement package for use with the ROMER Absolute Arm portable tube inspection solution.

Hexagon Metrology unveils new addition to GLOBAL CMM range

september 29, 2015

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Hexagon Metrology has announced a new model of its versatile GLOBAL coordinate measuring machine (CMM). Designed in collaboration with internationally-renowned design house Pininfarina, this new best-in-class machine is tailored specifically to offer process speed and efficiency to manufacturers requiring accurate tactile scanning and high throughput.

Hexagon Metrology optimaliseert de TIGO SF voor geautomatiseerd meten

september 15, 2015

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Nieuwe integratieopties beschikbaar voor de compacte coördinatenmeetmachine (CMM) voor de werkvloer

Hexagon Metrology heeft nieuwe opties aangekondigd voor haar nieuwste versie TIGO SF CMM voor de werkvloer, die een snelle integratie in volledig geautomatiseerde in-line of near-the-line inspectiecellen mogelijk maken, of als onderdeel van een complete productie-/inspectie-setup.

Hexagon Metrology introduceert SENMATiQ intelligent-sensorautomatiseringssysteem

augustus 26, 2015

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Universele sensorinterface voor Leitz-coörrdinaatmeetmachines met hoge nauwkeurigheid commercieel geïntroduceerd

Hexagon Metrology heeft aangekondigd dat het SENMATiQ universele sensorinterfacesysteem voor Leitz-coördinaatmeetmachines (CMM’s) met zeer hoge nauwkeurigheid vanaf het eind van deze maand te bestellen is. Het langverwachte systeem dat in mei dit jaar bij Control 2015 in Stuttgart, Duitsland, voor het eerst werd gepresenteerd, maakt volledig automatisch verwisselen van sensoren mogelijk binnen onderdelenprogramma’s.

PC-DMIS Touch – Touch to Begin

juli 16, 2015

With PC-DMIS Touch, we’ve radically rethought the way you interact with a CMM and your measuring software, incorporating guided routines and a touch interface to make the process of creating a CMM program easy and fast.

Hexagon Metrology introduceert miniatuur tactiele ruwheidssensor

april 28, 2015

Coördinaatmeetmachines krijgen oppervlakte-inspectiemogelijkheid met de nieuwe PROFILER R.

Hexagon Metrology heeft de introductie van een nieuwe sensor voor haar Leitz coördinaatmeetmachines (CMM’s) met zeer hoge nauwkeurigheid aangekondigd. De PROFILER R miniatuur ruwheidssensor biedt een alternatief voor handmatige ruwheidsmeetapparatuur, zodat snel en eenvoudig oppervlaktecontroles kunnen worden uitgevoerd binnen een kwaliteitsinspectieprogramma.

Hexagon Metrology blikt vooruit op het intelligente sensorautomatiseringssysteem

april 20, 2015

De SENMATiQ universele sensorinterface voegt veelzijdigheid toe aan de coördinaatmetingsmachines met hoge nauwkeurigheid.

Hexagon Metrology heeft de introductie van een nieuw universeel sensorinterfacesysteem voor Leitz-coördinaatmetingsmachines (CMM’s) met zeer hoge nauwkeurigheid bekend gemaakt. De SENMATiQ-interface biedt intelligente sensorautomatisering, waardoor het mogelijk wordt sensoren geheel automatisch te verwisselen binnen onderdelenprogramma’s, zodat gebruikers zelfs de meest complexe meetopdrachten kunnen uitvoeren door slechts één CMM te gebruiken.

Hexagon breidt industrieel softwareaanbod uit met overname van Q-DAS

maart 31, 2015

Hexagon heeft vandaag de overname bekendgemaakt van Q-DAS, een internationaal softwarebedrijf op het gebied van statistische procescontrole (SPC) voor industriële productie.

Hexagon Metrology voegt een contactloze ruwheidsmetingfunctie toe aan de witlichtsensor

maart 4, 2015

Hexagon Metrology heeft functieverbeteringen aangekondigd voor de contactloze PRECITEC LR-oplossing voor zeer nauwkeurige coördinaatmeetmachines (CMM’s). Hierdoor kan de optische sensor gebruikt worden voor het uitvoeren van ruwheidsmetingen voor een scala aan onderdelentypen