Quality Magazine

Hexagon Metrology Partners With Hendrick Motorsports

October 3, 2011

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI - Hexagon Metrology Inc. and Hendrick Motorsports have announced a multi-year partnership agreement that makes Hexagon Metrology the official provider of dimensional metrology products and services to Hendrick Motorsports.

Hendrick Motorsports, winner of a record 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, is a longtime user of Hexagon Metrology products for inspection and assembly of auto body, chassis and engine components for both pre-race adjustment and post-race evaluation. The official partnership -- the first between the two companies -- expands Hendrick Motorsports’ in-house capabilities with multiple additional measuring systems, including ROMER Absolute Arms, GridLok portable measuring arm volume expansion systems, and Brown & Sharpe coordinate measuring machines.

“Hendrick Motorsports realized early on the value that precision metrology brings to the unique demands of NASCAR racing,” says Angus Taylor, president and CEO of Hexagon Metrology Inc. “Our precision center in the Charlotte area worked extensively with the NASCAR Research and Development Center to develop the methodology to enforce COT (Car of Tomorrow) design rules and exacting standards for chassis design. Hendrick Motorsports was an early adopter of our technologies for two important tasks: to ensure the vehicles they design and build conform to the rules, and to collect data to statistically monitor vehicle performance.”

Hexagon Metrology is the largest global provider of metrology products and value-added services, serving the needs of motor sports teams and industries worldwide.

“To have Hexagon Metrology on board in this new way is a big asset for Hendrick Motorsports, particularly as we’re trying to achieve repeatable body and chassis measurements week in and week out on our race cars,” says Doug Duchardt, Hendrick Motorsports vice president of development. “Hexagon’s ROMER Arm and the other tools they’ve provided and taught us how to use have been significant contributors to our performance, repeatability and consistency from week to week.”