Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

The company Hexagon

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensor, software and autonomous solutions. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, and quality across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, safety, and mobility applications. Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous — ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR.

More than Metrology

In 2015, Hexagon Metrology became Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

This change was not simply about having a new identity. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence represents the evolution of our brand – the culmination of a number of changes which have taken place over the last few years and the embodiment of our continuing vision to realise truly data-driven manufacturing.

As Hexagon Metrology, our core competence was dimensional metrology. But now, our customers want more. You need to work in smarter ways and are looking for partners to help you develop better products more efficiently and more cost-effectively. You need to get products to market faster and be more competitive. You want expert support to achieve productivity goals.

To meet these changing customer demands, we have developed our skillset to include expertise in new areas like statistical process control and CAD/CAM software. Although closely linked to metrology, these new capabilities take us beyond quality checking. They are about actively improving manufacturing and enabling customers to work in smarter ways. They are about driving productivity. They are about manufacturing intelligence.

This ability to inform and effect change is the key difference between the value proposition of Hexagon Metrology and the value proposition of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. Our rebrand reflects our growing expertise, ability to offer integrated industrial manufacturing solutions, and ambition to continue innovating. The rebrand to Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence also aligns our business more closely with Hexagon’s overall strategy to offer software-centric information technology solutions that improve quality and productivity across entire industry workflows.

As Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we will continue to leverage our strengths as a world-class technology innovator and shape smart change in manufacturing. By working with our customers and responding to your needs, we will continue to evolve, grow and help you change our world.

Hexagon Solutions

As the mother company of brands like Leitz, Leica, Romer and many more Hexagon offers a wide scale off high end Metrology Solutions.

Metrology Hardware

From hand tools to automated solutions, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to portable measuring arms, laser trackers and optical scanners, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence provides industrial metrology systems for when dimensional measurement matters.

Metrology Software

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is the largest software developer in the metrology industry and offers a wide range of in-house developed, individually-customisable software packages that deliver intelligent and effective data acquisition, analysis and evaluation as well as powerful data management and reporting tools.

Production Software

Offering a range of CNC simulation software, factory automation solutions and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD CAM) packages specified for different production methods, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s production software solutions help manufacturers produce parts right first time.

Design and Engineering Software

Providing computer-aided engineering (CAE) software to simulate the behaviour of components, assemblies, materials, processes and environments, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s design and engineering software solutions give manufacturers the tools to design quality into components and ensure manufacturability before production begins.



Optimising gearbox mechanisms with artificial intelligence and machine learning

June 8, 2024

Imagine a car was like a human body. The engine is like the heart, keeping everything going with a heartbeat like the revolutions of the motor. The steering system is like the brain guiding the course of the vehicle. The chassis is the skeleton. Read more

Introducing handheld 3D scanners from Hexagon

June 1, 2024

Meet the first handheld 3D scanners in the Hexagon product range – ATLASCAN Max and MARVELSCAN. Engineered to redefine how you perceive 3D scanning and data capture, Hexagon’s devices revolutionise the standard feature set while addressing customer challenges head-on. Watch the video

Machine Shop Excellence starts here

May 18, 2024

Are you ready to take your machine shop to the next level? Looking for insight to shape your transformation? Hexagon’s industry experts have created a comprehensive guide to help you on your journey to machine shop excellence. Read more

Machine Shop Excellence

May 11, 2024

Hexagon’s Machine Shop Excellence solutions offer an innovative approach to modern manufacturing. By embracing cutting-edge technologies, machine shops can not only stay ahead of the competition but also enhance operational efficiency and meet evolving customer demands with unmatched precision. The integration of these advanced tools promises to revolutionise traditional manufacturing processes, enabling machine shops to achieve unprecedented levels of productivity, adaptability, and customer satisfaction. Read more

Hexagon introduceert geavanceerde Machine Trainer binnen het Factory of the Future Experience Center op de Brainport Industries Campus

April 27, 2024

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence introduceerde onlangs een innovatieve Machine Trainer in het Factory of the Future Experience Center op de Brainport Industries Campus in Eindhoven. Met dit innovatieve systeem is het mogelijk om operators trainingsmogelijkheden te bieden, zonder dat daarvoor de daadwerkelijke verwerkingsapparatuur nodig is en zonder dat een beroep hoeft worden gedaan op de waardevolle tijd van (hoogopgeleid) personeel. Lees verder

Transforming manufacturing: 5 steps to get started with digital twins

April 20, 2024

To say that innovation creates upheaval is an understatement. Innovation creates entirely new industries. The history of manufacturing is a history of pure innovation and change. In a Hexagon article on digital twins published on forbes.com last year, we wrote that manufacturers are facing a “perfect storm”. Read more

Hexagon MI en GelSight sluiten samenwerkingsovereenkomst

April 6, 2024

Hexagon MI en GelSight hebben een samenwerkingsovereenkomst gesloten. Hexagon gaat de tactiele meettechnologie van de Amerikaanse startup integreren in het portfolio van meetoplossingen. Gezamenlijk willen de twee bedrijven de druk op de kwaliteitscontrole in de maakindustrie verlichten met de innovatieve tactiele meettechnologie van GelSight. Lees verder [Bron: made-in-europe.nu]

Real Digital Twin

March 29, 2024

Experience the transformative power of a true digital twin providing complete visibility of your operations in real time. With all data assembled in a single digital location, our digital twin technology delivers actionable insights directly to shop floor users for peak responsiveness. Experience seamless workflows that unite manufacturing and operational value chains, equipping you to maximise productivity, quality, safety, and profit. Watch the video

Get the full picture | Focus on what matters

March 15, 2024

The structured light scanner designed for workflow efficiency, built on optical zoom projection and dual stereo cameras. Read more

Absolute Scanner

February 17, 2024

Our Absolute Scanner technology is the future of 3D laser scanning. High-quality, high-accuracy, high-speed data, laser tracker or portable measuring arm, manually handheld or fully automated. Read more

Why new technologies like automation, virtual prototyping, digital thread and AI are the key to scaling up sustainability in the automotive industry

February 10, 2024

The automotive industry is undergoing a profound transformation. With new regulations pushing for the phase-out of internal combustion engines, and more OEMs committing to Zero Emissions Vehicles, the race to market is more urgent than ever. To seize the opportunity and stay ahead of the curve, carmarkers must act now to plan, engineer, and make the transition to an emissions-free future. But knowing what tools and technologies to invest in can be overwhelming. Read more [Picture source: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence on linkedin.com]

Digital Thread vs Digital Twin: Navigating the power of data

December 16, 2023

It all started with functional data. Companies captured data about their customers and their products. Then it was about the machines in the production line and the people operating them. Then came market data, the brand, the reputation, the competition – the scope of data collection was limitless and expanding. Read more

Hexagon Robotic Automation 2023 Release Highlights

December 9, 2023

Here’s a video that highlights of the new features for HxGN Robotic Automation that has been released in 2023. Watch the video

Reverse engineering for smarter manufacturing

November 18, 2023

REcreate, Hexagon’s reverse engineering software, provides a powerful and vital set of capabilities to streamline the reverse engineering process. Its latest version includes exciting new features and enhancements, including:

• New dynamic visibility controls – save time by showing and hiding elements quickly from the 3D window
• Smooth boundaries – it’s quick and easy to clean up jagged mesh edges to create high quality CAD models
• Improved alignment feature for intuitive alignment by faces – align elements, meshes and move any associated workplanes with them. Ability to centralize elements between two faces. Learn more

Enhance your flexibility and automation with PRESTO

November 10, 2023

In today’s fast-changing automotive industry, carmakers require greater levels of flexibility and automation to stay competitive. Improved flexibility allows quick adaptation to market changes, customisation and efficient scaling, while more automated processes boost productivity and reduce errors. 

To answer this urgent need, Hexagon present PRESTO, a new inspection cell empowering makers with flexibility and automation for precise quality control and improved efficiency, helping you drive the transformation you need in the evolving automotive landscape. Read more and watch the video

Hexagon brings fast, cost-effective surface measurement with new laser scanner for CMMs

October 21, 2023

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced the release of a new laser scanner for coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) designed for manufacturers looking for a cost-effective option for more efficient surface measurement and higher throughput. Read more

HxGN System Dynamics

October 14, 2023

Enabling understanding of interactions between various components within complex systems with a range of dynamic behaviours. Intelligently integrated into the wider Hexagon portfolio and beyond, our simulation tools drive quality product design, through enhanced collaboration and reduced prototyping. Read more and watch the video

HxGN Virtual Manufacturing Suite

September 23, 2023

Portable measuring arms

September 9, 2023

Portable measuring arms allow you to take measurements directly in the manufacturing environment, where process improvements are the most beneficial. Read more

Overcoming the challenges of soft robot design with Hexagon student ambassador

August 26, 2023

In manufacturing we often talk about skills shortages, digitalisation and automation—but the interplay between these trends places huge emphasis on digital expertise, innovation and the ability to harness technology to break ground. Hexagon exists to empower partners in industry to do exactly that. For us, unlocking future capabilities means empowering future makers. The Hexagon student ambassador programme allows the very brightest minds to test, iterate and explore using our tools. The scheme offers students in universities and educational institutions around the world the chance to experiment in vital fields using Hexagon’s advanced software. Hexagon also provides our student ambassadors mentoring through an international community of experts, direct technical support and access to Hexagon’s e-learning centre. Read more

The 6 trends shaping manufacturing

August 5, 2023

Our industry is undergoing a transformational shift from automation to autonomy. We are fast moving from a situation of automated assembly lines and physical tasks, to a world where hyper-connected autonomous technologies lead a revolution across the entire value chain by using data to its fullest potential. Predicting how the manufacturing landscape will evolve is vital to my product and technology teams, so each year we undergo an extensive research exercise to give us the full confidence that we’re developing technology that pushes capabilities on all fronts. To help manufacturing leaders navigate change and shape a successful transformation, we wanted to share our findings. Come with us as we explore the 6 trends that support a successful shift from automation to autonomy. Read more

Generative design: A new avenue for innovation

July 22, 2023

Generative design automates the design process. The engineer simply inputs the specific requirements, constraints and objectives and the AI gets to work creating designs that meet the objective. Without any kind of societal experience or learned bias, the AI creates designs that no person could ever have thought possible. Simply by creating a design to sit within technical parameters, it can revolutionise the entire look and performance of everyday products. It frees designers from repetitive tasks and it adds to their creative repertoire, often providing entire new creative avenues to explore and allowing them to focus on creatively driving innovation with new product concepts. Read more

Innovation Partnership with Oracle Red Bull Racing

June 2, 2023

Winning a Formula 1 race can come down to just a few thousandths of a second. Hexagon products help Oracle Red Bull Racing find those thousandths by delivering extra microns of precision in production.  The accuracy and quality provided by Hexagon products and services played an important role in helping Red Bull Racing win the 2022 F1 World Contructors’ Championship, as well as delivering the 2021 and 2022 F1 World Drivers’ Championships for driver Max Verstappen. Read more

The HP-L-10.10 CMM laser scanner for large-volume metrology

May 6, 2023

The HP-L-10.10 offers fast measurement speeds and advanced usability features, making it an ideal solution for increasing inspection throughput, reducing cycle times and removing bottlenecks in the manufacturing process. Our customers have praised its accuracy and reliability, and the scanner is helping improve the efficiency and quality outcomes of our customers’ manufacturing processes worldwide. Watch the video

The world’s most accurate portable measuring arm

April 27, 2023

Have you seen how the Absolute Arm Compact can be easily positioned within a CNC milling machine for on-machine verification processes, without the need for any specialised mounting? Take a look at this new Portable Arm video to see how.

Hexagon launches next generation ultra-high accuracy CMMs

April 7, 2023

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division today announced the launch of its new generation of Leitz PMM-C ultra-high accuracy coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). This series has long set the performance standard across a broad range of precision applications where manufacturers need the highest accuracy and low measurement uncertainty. Now that standard is even higher, thanks to a powerful and simple modular concept combined with new capabilities and performance options. Read more

Hexagon haalt GelSight naar Brainportregio voor bliksem demonstratie

April 6, 2023

Geen groot evenement; geen uitgebreide campagne; geen klinkende namen als keynote sprekers. Toch kreeg Mikrocentrum binnen twee dagen tijd een kleine 20 QC-experts uit de hightech maakindustrie zover om op maandagavond naar Veldhoven te komen. Mét afgekeurde componenten. Waarom? Het Amerikaanse GelSight demonstreerde de bijzondere meettechnologie. Lees verder [Bron: made-in-europe.nu]

Nexus: Empowering makers with the freedom to innovate

March 25, 2023

Nexus is an open digital reality platform for manufacturers which connects people, data and technologies from Hexagon and partner suppliers. Nexus empowers makers with interconnected technologies, tearing down the barriers to innovation, eliminating data silos to supercharge manufacturing for an exciting new future. Nexus is an ecosystem that connects makers around the world with key technology venders, system integrators and Hexagon. Read more

Hexagon’s Multiphysics simulation software

March 16, 2023

Hexagon’s Multiphysics suite brings together many solutions to empower engineers to tackle challenges that require coupling multiple physics and disciplines:
* Machine-learning powered, state-of-the-art solvers
* Photorealistic visualisation and immersive interpretation (AR/VR)
* Customisation and automation through scriptable APIs
* Openness to third party tools and an extensive partner ecosystem
* Vertical applications with domain expertise built-in, to tackle specific problems with an end-to-end solution.

Learn how Hexagon’s Multiphysics suite can help you get the most out of simulation.

Digitalisation of wheel profile measurement in rail freight transport 

March 15, 2023

For more than 30 years, the name IGE has been a household name in the European railway scene, and now the Internationale Gesellschaft fur Eisenbahnverkehr is also one of the pioneers in modern analysis tools. Using optical measurement technology from NEXTSENSE, part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, it is replacing outdated wheel profile measurement instruments with digital devices. User-independent measured values, more accurate results and operation at the touch of a button are a source of great enthusiasm among its employees. Read more

Hexagon Benelux Grand Opening

February 24, 2023

We are excited to share that our Benelux Grand Opening event which took place in December last year was a huge success. Read more and watch the video

HP-OW optical sensors: white light scanning for coordinate measuring machines

January 6, 2023

This technology makes it possible to measure nearly every material. Thanks to its measurement principle and range of sizes, HP-OW sensors can be used for applications that are usually challenging to measure, such as shiny or mirror-finished, matte, glass and other transparent/reflective surfaces or sensitive materials. Watch the video

Hexagon invests 100 MUSD in autonomous and sustainable manufacturing through Divergent

December 17, 2022

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, today announced a 100 MUSD investment in Divergent Technologies Inc., a pioneer of green manufacturing technologies with the first modular digital factory for the automotive industry. Read more

Hexagon voegt Antero materialen van Stratasys toe aan Digimat

December 8, 2022

Hexagon heeft twee high performance materialen voor de Stratasys Fortus printers, Antero CN03 en Antero 800NA, toegevoegd aan de Digimat database. Engineers kunnen met dit materiaal nu simuleren om te valideren dat hun designs aan de vereiste specificaties voldoen. Lees verder [Bron: 3dprintmagazine.eu]

Complex and high-tech productivity gains with smart 3D measurement solutions

November 17, 2022

Established in 2014, Duc Trung Technology is a manufacturing company that specialises in making auxiliary products for high-tech industries in Vietnam. The business produces everything from individual production components such as jigs and moulds through to complete production lines. Read more and watch the video

Hexagon’s Smart Digital Realities in Manufacturing

October 21, 2022

Discover how Hexagon enables manufacturers to leverage real world insights and intersect with the metaverse, ensuring prosperity, safety, and sustainability for the planet. Watch the video

Leica Absolute Tracker AT500

September 6, 2022

The Leica Absolute Tracker AT500 makes measurement simple without compromising on portability, productivity and resilience. From transport case to large-scale measurement is just a matter of moments thanks to a hassle-free setup process, while IP54-rated protection and an extended operating temperature range keep the AT500 working under even the most challenging conditions. From reflector measurement at up to 160 metres from the tracker to simplified 6DoF probing functionality, the AT500 is ready for every manufacturing and assembly challenge, no matter the size or location. Read more and watch the video

Leica Absolute Tracker AT500

August 19, 2022

The Leica Absolute Tracker AT500 makes measurement simple without compromising on portability, productivity and resilience. From transport case to large-scale measurement is just a matter of moments thanks to a hassle-free setup process, while IP54-rated protection and an extended operating temperature range keep the AT500 working under even the most challenging conditions. From reflector measurement at up to 160 metres from the tracker to simplified 6DoF probing functionality, the AT500 is ready for every manufacturing and assembly challenge, no matter the size or location. Read more

‘Off-the-shelf’ automated shop-floor inspection for aerospace

August 13, 2022

Hexagon laser tracker technology powers a ground-breaking automated inspection package for advanced aerospace manufacturing. Read more

Manufacturing without limits (or bottlenecks)

August 12, 2022

Additive manufacturing (AM) generates significant interest due to its sense of creative freedom and ability to traverse both real and figurative boundaries. While this has so far found enormous support within smaller-scale manufacturing operations, it has become clear that larger manufacturers are also keen to benefit from the agile and innovative processes that AM can offer, but with that come logistical and economic hurdles. Read more

How does SHINE make laser scanning a more dependable metrology tool?

May 14, 2022

In the past, part inspection was mainly all about tactile measurement. In the twenty-first century, technological improvements that have delivered greater accuracy and easier usage have however seen laser scanning become an increasingly important and viable alternative for many inspection tasks. Read more

A new level of reverse engineering

April 22, 2022

An Absolute Arm and AS1 scanner system allowed a well-established business to continue their growth into the digital world of the 21st century Read more

Production metrology system to measure mirror segments for the ESO Extremely Large Telescope at Safran Reosc

March 4, 2022

The Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) is one of the world’s most ambitious scientific projects. It will have a primary mirror with a diameter of 39 metres, consisting of 798 uniquely shaped hexagonal mirror segments, each with a diameter of approximately 1.5 metres. Read more

Smarter sustainability: Engineering a more sustainable future

February 4, 2022

As leaders around the world last year made pledges at COP26 to take significant steps towards limiting the global temperature rise, it became clear an influential industry helping to achieve this target will be renewable energy. Solar photovoltaics, wind power, other renewable generation forms, and energy storage systems offer viable alternatives to fossil fuels, but they too have environmental, economic, and social impacts. Additionally, the industry faces tremendous cost pressures to make the mass adoption of renewables with storage commercially viable. For the manufacturing industry to ramp-up sustainable and efficient renewable energy, tremendous innovation and cutting-edge technology adoption needs to happen. Read more

‘Off-the-shelf’ automated shop-floor inspection for aerospace

January 14, 2022

Hexagon laser tracker technology powers a ground-breaking automated inspection package for advanced aerospace manufacturing. Read more

Met Hexagon krijgt Brainport Industries Campus opnieuw een wereldspeler binnen de muren

December 23, 2021

Hexagon’s manufacturing intelligence divisie neemt begin 2022 zijn intrek in Brainport Industries Campus (BIC). Daarmee heeft BIC opnieuw een wereldspeler aangetrokken, zo maakte BIC vandaag bekend in een persbericht. Voor directeur Jan Klingen van Hexagon Nederland is het een logische stap: “Dit is de hangout van onze doelgroep. Hier kunnen we laten zien waar we toe in staat zijn, hier kunnen we samenwerken en dit is de plek om kennis te delen. Ik verwacht er heel veel van.” Lees verder [Bron: innovationorigins.com]

Hexagon and Sciaky partner to unlock the full potential of Electron Beam Additive Manufacturing (EBAM®) for high-value parts

November 18, 2021

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has entered a partnership with Sciaky, Inc, a leading supplier of industrial metal 3D printing solutions and subsidiary of Phillips Service Industries, Inc. (PSI), to enhance its innovative EBAM® technology with predictive analysis tools. Read more

Laser scanning: a step-change in manufacturing efficiency

September 25, 2021

In today’s competitive market, manufacturers are looking for every opportunity to increase efficiency. In addition, regulatory bodies and the general public are increasingly attentive to the role that manufacturing plays in the current climate crisis. As such, manufacturers are pursuing opportunities to make their operations and products more sustainable. Read more

Hexagon unveils platform to accelerate autonomous quality assurance for Industry 4.0

August 28, 2021

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, which supplies smart manufacturing technologies to giants from Volkswagen to Boeing, has unveiled HxGN Robotic Automation, pioneering robotic programming and control software that enables non-specialist quality professionals to program industrial robots to perform fully automated quality inspection. Read more

Customised 3D multisensor measuring technology for rapid quality and safe process control

July 14, 2021

Multi-part endosseous dental implants are made up of small, complex, precision components, including the abutment, which have to meet very strict dimension and tolerance requirements. Abutment blanks, or prefabs, are used to quickly produce customised abutments and are delivered to dental laboratories and milling centres with an industrially prefabricated connection geometry that is compatible with multiple implant systems. Dental laboratories and milling centres then use digital CAD/CAM systems to mill the abutment to fit an individual patient’s needs. Read more

Hexagon verkort de cyclustijd van bliskmetingen met een oplossing die klaar is voor productie

July 3, 2021

Een gespecialiseerde CMM-oplossing helpt lucht- en ruimtevaartfabrikanten om het maken en uitvoeren van meetroutines aanzienlijk te versnellen. Lees verder

Hexagon and Authentise partner to deliver first open end-to-end software solution for additive manufacturing

April 30, 2021

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division and Authentise have partnered to extend the Additive Manufacturing (AM) control loop from the machine level to connect the end-to-end value chain from design, manufacturing operations and quality assurance to make additive manufacturing more predictable, repeatable and traceable. Read more

Materials Lifecycle Management for Aerospace

April 17, 2021

Hexagon’s materials lifecycle management solutions link materials specialists to mechanical simulations systems. And it captures data from integrated processes to ensure full traceability across the business and the product lifecycle. Read more

The world goes digital

April 3, 2021

A passion for 3D scanning and the support of high-precision structured light scanning technologies what’s needed to become a one-stop 3D service provider. Read more

5 reasons why REcreate solves your reverse engineering needs

March 19, 2021

A reverse engineering project typically starts in the metrology department with a 3D scanner capturing an object’s physical dimensions. Success, however, depends on being able to transform the shape and the dimensions into the final object you want or need. You have to remember, the file itself is only a few bytes. It is not the valuable final asset, simply the data required to produce it, evaluate it or copy it. Read more

Hexagon accelerates the inspection of delicate parts with new precision non-contact CMM sensor

February 27, 2021

A new high speed, non-contact sensor for use with coordinate measurement machines (CMMs) from Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division addresses growing demand from the consumer electronics and medical industries to rapidly inspect delicate parts with a range of surface finishes, including those produced via additive manufacturing, without applying damaging pressure. Read more

e-Xstream engineering enables manufacturers to weigh up the production cost of composite 3D printing

February 5, 2021

e-Xstream engineering, part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, has today introduced new simulation and virtual manufacturing capabilities that enable users to analyse the production cost of polymer-based additive manufacturing parts against conventional processes, and continuously improve their virtual engineering processes by validating the composite’s microstructure with CT scans of manufactured parts. Read more

Identifying the right quality tools for production-wide, data-driven transformation

February 3, 2021

A CMM can easily remain in service 20 years, which given the pace of technological change could have its challenges. Even the oldest CMMs, however, have proven adept at adapting to new technologies such as optical sensors, user friendly metrology software and asset management systems. Read more

Intelligent connected ecosystems

November 28, 2020

Ericsson is partnering with Hexagon to make manufacturing smarter with the fast capture, transfer and use of data. Watch this video to learn how Hexagon is working with Ericsson and Scania to provide wireless communications for factories, process plants and other industry applications that require reliable and robust high capacity wireless networks. Watch the video

Hexagon wordt voorkeursleverancier voor ITER

November 21, 2020

Bij een nieuwe overeenkomst is vastgelegd dat voor het grootschalige kernfusieproject in Frankrijk bij voorkeur van Hexagon-technologie gebruik zal worden gemaakt. Lees verder

French aerospace parts manufacturer cuts inspection time by 75% with CMM investment

November 14, 2020

Figeac Aero, a leading global aerospace company, has increased productivity and accuracy with a Hexagon CMM designed for large volumes. Read more

Bringing greater agility to new product introduction

October 24, 2020

Whether delivering efficiency and automation in smart factories and plants as part of industry 4.0 initiatives or driving smart, sustainable, vehicles with ADAS and electric powertrains, or helping deliver smart sustainable operations, the electronics industry is an engine of fundamental change. Read more

Speeding up the evolution of eMobility

October 21, 2020

At Hexagon we believe now more than ever is the time to commit 100% of our thinking, resource and influence to speeding up the evolution of eMobility. Learn more

Wall thickness measurement on machine tools now available for wet applications

October 14, 2020

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has enhanced its ground-breaking ultrasonic probe for automated wall thickness measurement on machine tools with the launch of two new versions designed for wet machining. Read more

Simulation irons out Metal Binder Jetting defects to enable mass-production Additive Manufacturing

October 2, 2020

Simufact, part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, has introduced metal binder jetting (MBJ) simulation, that is enabling manufacturers to predict and prevent the distortion that sintering processes will have on parts at the design stage for the first time. The new simulation tool marks a significant step forward for additive manufacturing because it helps manufacturers achieve the quality they require while exploiting the unique benefits MBJ offers for volume production. Read more

How to develop seamless hybrid manufacturing processes

September 18, 2020

There are several excellent reasons for deploying hybrid manufacturing – it is more sustainable and flexible than traditional machining and is an efficient way to modify parts and to iterate engineering projects. But it is also less well understood than subtractive manufacturing, making it essential to put in place seamless hybrid manufacturing processes that are easy for existing design, production and inspection teams to deploy. Read more

The solution for smart part loading and interruption-free measurement

August 13, 2020

The goal to fully automate the factory is often referred to as lights out manufacturing. The opportunities lights out manufacturing offers are clear. But for many manufacturers, the journey to fully autonomous manufacturing operations may seem long and distant. Read more and watch the video

Reverse Engineering. Problem Solved

July 28, 2020

Twenty years ago, I was involved in training users to learn 3D solid modelling. My clients often complained that though they thought the software seemed capable and the training was good, their users were unable to model existing parts even if they could hold them in their hands. I thought long and hard before I realised that modelling would be easy if only the users knew the dimensions of the parts and were able to input them into CAD. Thus, started my passion for 3D scanning and reverse engineering that I have pursued ever since. Read more

Hexagon introduceert geavanceerde kwaliteitsoplossingen voor het aansturen van de autonome toekomst van CMM’s

July 23, 2020

EYE-D stelt gebruikers op productieniveau in staat om eenvoudig CMM’s te besturen, door een werkstuk automatisch te herkennen, uit te lijnen en de juiste inspectieroutine uit te voeren. TEMPO, het geautomatiseerde in- en uitlaadsysteem voor CMM-componenten, maakt zogenaamde lights-out-productie mogelijk, waarbij organisaties volledige inspectiediensten onbemand kunnen draaien. Lees verder

Nieuwe aanpassingsmogelijkheden en scannen op hoge resolutie komen naar het automatiseringsplatform PartInspect

June 26, 2020

De nieuwe HiRES-versie van de PartInspect L-cel wordt mogelijk gemaakt door de hoge resolutie, 16-megapixel StereoScan neo gestructureerd-lichtscanner, die de cel in staat stelt X,Y-resolutie te leveren tot op 58 micron, dit naast zijn toonaangevende meetnauwkeurigheid tot op slechts 10 micron. Lees verder

Hexagon brengt beheeroplossing voor bedrijfsmiddelenprestaties naar hun lasertrackers

June 6, 2020

Smart Factory-concept brengt realtime datatracking voor activa en bruikbaarheidsverbeteringen naar Hexagons meest geavanceerde lasertrackers, in combinatie met nieuwe systeemspecificaties volgens ISO 10360-10. Lees verder

Using optical 3D scanning to 3D print parts with confidence

May 22, 2020

As we move into the third decade of the twenty-first century, there is a clear understanding that 3D printing has gone mainstream across all areas of manufacturing. While building an assembly based on multiple machined components or on moulds or stampings will surely remain a key process across industries for many years to come, the direct 3D printing of complete components has undeniable advantages that are seeing it become more and more common in a variety of sectors. Read more

FTI squeezes time-to-market for sheet metal parts with 3D die scanning and design productivity tools

April 24, 2020

Forming Technologies (FTI), part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division, has today announced new virtual manufacturing capabilities that improve productivity setting up sheet metal process simulation with CAD design interoperability and Hexagon 3D scanning. Read more

Hexagon enhances its simulation solutions for Smart Factories and Smart Industrial Facilities with the acquisition of CAEfatigue

March 18, 2020

CAEfatigue’s software suite, including its flagship product, CAEfatigue Vibration, provides industry-leading performance and accuracy using frequency-domain response, which provides faster, more accurate and more intuitive analysis of the qualitative behavior of systems than the time-domain alternative. Its solutions are used by global manufacturers across multiple industries, including automotive and aerospace and are interoperable with leading computer-aided engineering (CAE) packages. Read more

TubeInspect: the next generation of high-speed tube inspection

March 12, 2020

TubeInspect has been the absolute standard in high-speed tube and wire inspection for more than a quarter of a century. With this new generation, TubeInspect becomes even more powerful. High-resolution camera models introduce full automation capability, making shop-floor tube inspection even faster, along with inspection of holders and fittings position without mechanical adaptors.

Ultrasnel 3D-scannen met wit licht nu beschikbaar met de Absolute Arm van Hexagon

February 27, 2020

De RS-SQUARED, ontworpen voor het scannen op hoge snelheid van eenvoudige vormen en oppervlakken, kan onderdelen sneller meten dan conventionele laserscanners en zelfs andere scanners die werken met gestructureerd licht. Lees verder

Connecting your production line to the future: step two – the internet of things

January 22, 2020

In the 
previous blog of this series, we discussed the crucial role big data is playing in Industry 4.0. Here, we will explore the role of the internet of things (IoT) and how it is disrupting and transforming the world of manufacturing. Read more