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Hexagon Metrology Delivers 1,000th DEA GLOBAL 7.10.7 CMM

Hexagon Metrology delivered its 100th DEA GLOBAL 7.10.7 coordinate measuring machine (CMM), made in Turin, Italy, to Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH in Denklingen, Germany.

The Hirschvogel Automotive Group is a manufacturer of forged steel and aluminum parts. More than 3,000 employees world-wide produce components for the automotive industry and its system suppliers.

The group's turnover in 2010 was around €600 million, or $1.25 billion, with 225,000 tons of forged parts supplied. Hirschvogel Holding GmbH is the parent company of the eight automotive supply companies of the Hirschvogel Automotive Group. The home plant, Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH in Denklingen, Bavaria, has around 1,700 employees and produces approximately 180,000 tons of hot and cold forged steel parts a year.

The company uses the CMM to measure un-machined and pre-finished parts for the automotive industry, such as injection systems or parts for drives and gear units.

Hirschvogel Umformtechnik GmbH has relied on DEA GLOBAL CMMs for some time: "For more than 20 years, we have been working with DEA CMMs," says Dieter Wahl, manager QM-Technology at Hirschvogel. "In total, more than 10 DEA GLOBALs are used in our factory in Denklingen. With the CMMs, we measure parts parallel to production in air-conditioned measuring rooms. In addition, we are also using many other machines from Hexagon Metrology."

In addition to this purchase, Hirschvogel is also changing from older software versions to Quindos 7.

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