The first release of Hexagon’s PC-DMIS 2017 measurement software has several new features. Basic scanning operations are extended to QuickMeasure tools, while a new measurement strategy for AutoFeature Plane enables discrete point selection. QuickFeature selection is also now available in the Live View on optical CMMs.

The rise of scanning technology is changing the landscape of quality assurance in the metalworking industry. Just what is it that makes scanning such a revolutionary measurement technology? By Mark D’Urso, product manager, marketing, Hexagon

California, USA: Developer MSC Software announced an agreement to be acquired by precision measuring technology provider Hexagon AB. The acquisition, which is valued at around US$834 million, is expected to complete in April, subject to clearance and standard regulatory filings.

The Global Evo coordinate measuring machine (CMM) from UK-based Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and designed in collaboration with the internationally-renowned industrial design house Pininfarina sets its goal as speed.

What are the benefits when coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) are used simultaneously as gear measuring centres? By Sea Chiahui, regional stationary product manager at Hexagon

A metrology facility, covering 3,000-sq ft within the Innovation Centre of Silverstone Park in Towcester, England was recently launched by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, in partnership with asset manager MEPC.

With time at a premium but quality crucial, Aviel First, director sales and marketing, white light and automation at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, explains how a global vehicle manufacturing group has used white light scanning to improve productivity.

A metrology solutions provider has decided to cover all angles in order to provide automotive production lines actionable information that are essential in their operations. By Joson Ng

Hexagon AB has acquired Vero Software. The acquisition strengthens Hexagon's software offerings, providing the means to close the gap of making quality data fully actionable by extending the reach of the newly developed MMS (metrology planning software) to include CAM (manufacturing planning software).

"Together with its unique suite of manufacturing software solutions, Vero Software has the expertise, knowledge and resources to deliver even higher levels of productivity to our customers," said Hexagon president and CEO Ola Rollén. "Leveraging our global footprint, the synergies from our combined technologies will advance our strategy, supporting the growing need to integrate all data and processes across the manufacturing lifecycle."

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