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Shaped for Speed
Shaped for Speed

Learn how Brown & Miller Racing Solutions uses portable scanning to power an engineering-based tube shaping process.

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Paving the Way to Repeatability and Accuracy

For Triumph Gear Systems-Macomb, growth challenges were easily overcome when they needed a bigger coordinate measuring machine (CMM) to handle the larger parts it was beginning to make. The increased revenue from the new work justified the investment, and the PC-DMIS software offered an easily learned and popular design software platform.

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

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Sculpting The Lancer

In recent years, artist Lance Jost has embraced scanning technologies available from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, particularly those services featuring the versatile and portable ROMER Absolute Arm. When Jost was approached by California Baptist University in Southern California about developing a 10-foot-tall version of the University’s mascot, The Lancer, he knew exactly how he could quickly deliver a beautiful new piece of installation art for their new events center, while keeping a sharp eye on his cost structure for the project.

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How to Obtain Repeatable Measurements in Extreme Conditions
How to Obtain Repeatable Measurements in Extreme Conditions

When OASIS ran into reliability issues with more traditional laser trackers, we began testing the Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. After a full year of putting an AT960 tracker through its paces in the some of the more severe environments that OASIS works in, we found that the innovative capabilities of the AT960 were what our engineers could rely on – and what our customers would greatly benefit from. Get the tips and tricks from OASIS about how you can use your Hexagon Tracker solution in harsh conditions.

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Renting or Contracting?
Renting or Contracting: What is the Right Choice for You?

At Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we offer a variety of measurement services including equipment rentals, contract programming and contract inspection. Deciding when it is appropriate to rent a piece of equipment or choosing to contract your work to a company can be a challenge. In this article, we will help you identify 5 key areas in in considering which service is most appropriate.

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The Quality Show is a 3-day event that provides manufacturing professionals quality-focused education, networking with thousands of quality professionals and a resource-rich exhibit hall dedicated exclusively to quality technology, equipment and products. The Quality Show will be held every other year in Rosemont, IL. 2017 Dates October 24-26, 2017.
The 5th Annual ASSEMBLY Show will take place from Tuesday, October 24, through Thursday October 26, at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Over the course of three days the event will host numerous educational sessions, hundreds of exhibiting companies, thousands of industry professionals including buyers and users of assembly equipment, products or services in manufacturing plants, a dynamic keynote speaker and two exciting networking receptions.