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.
As the mother company of brands like Leitz, Leica, Romer and many more Hexagon offers a wide scale off high end Metrology Solutions.
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.
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.
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.
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
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’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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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’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
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 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 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.
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
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 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 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]
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
Download this whitepaper to gain key acoustic and noise perception concepts, and understand the mechanisms by which wind turbines generate sound. Also, learn the role of Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) technologies in the design of low noise wind turbines for a future of more sustainable power generation for us all.
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
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
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
Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital reality solutions combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, today announced the acquisition of Vero Solutions, an Italian distributor of Hexagon’s VISI CAD CAM software for the mould and die industry. VISI is a dedicated solution for toolmakers and offers a unique combination of applications including surface and solid modelling, and comprehensive 2D, 3D and 5D machining strategies. Read more
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
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
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
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]
Choosing the ideal inspection solution isn’t only about ensuring you can meet your accuracy needs today, but adopting technologies that can grow with your business, adapt to your expanding application needs and drive productivity. In our video series, we will be answering the questions we hear time and time again, Can I measure it? Each episode will dive into topics such as measurement as a first time CMM user, how to measure finished or sensitive parts or even how to measure entire geometries of the most intricate parts. Read more and watch
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
Hexagons Manufacturing Intelligence-divisie, een wereldleider in sensor-, software- en autonome technologieën, en ETQ, een toonaangevende leverancier van kwaliteitsmanagementsystemen (QMS), hebben een nieuwe samenwerking aangekondigd om kwaliteit te garanderen van concept tot klant. Dit betekent een verbeterde datagestuurde besluitvorming door het hele proces heen, waardoor in minder tijd en met minder middelen betere, consistentere producten geproduceerd kunnen worden en wat vooruitstrevende smart manufacturing-strategieën mogelijk maakt. Lees verder
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’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
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’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
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
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
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, 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
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
Additive manufacturing (AM) represents a huge advance in how we design parts and customise products. It also shortens product development cycles because design changes can be rapidly deployed to production. And it has an important role to play in making manufacturing more sustainable. Given how AM can help multiple sectors innovate, the big question is why does its industrial use remain largely limited to specific applications within the aerospace and medical industries? A large part of the answer lies in the daunting choice of AM technologies and materials and the associated lack of widely understood processes. Read more
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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.
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
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
Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence kondigt een tweejarige samenwerking aan met de Ontdekfabriek in Eindhoven. Door deze samenwerking helpt Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence mee om ieder kind zijn of haar passie voor onderzoeken, ontwerpen, techniek en innovatie te laten ontdekken. Lees verder