Gary Hobart is global vision product manager at the Hexagon Metrology Precision Center (Elgin, IL). For more information, call (847) 931-0100, e-mail Gary.Hobart@hexagonmetrology.com or visit www.hexagonmetrology.us.
The coordinate measuring machine (CMM) business continues to churn out emerging technologies at an eager pace. Likewise, the 2-D vision measurement industry also is moving with the times. As modern day manufacturing increasingly relies on 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) data to produce accurate parts, the vision world has made the leap into this new dimension.