NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI — More than 3,500 attendees from more than 70 countries convened at Hexagon's HxGN LIVE event in Las Vegas.
This year's theme was “Sensing. Thinking. Acting.” and in his keynote, Norbert Hanke, Hexagon Metrology president and CEO explained why the company is aligning technologies in these areas to create a closed-loop, data-driven manufacturing strategy. Addressing the crowd in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Hanke discussed how Hexagon Metrology’s heritage in sensing affects the need for greater production speed and confidence in product quality. Offering insight into the company’s vision since acquiring statistical process control specialist Q-DAS and CAD/CAM leader Vero Software, the presentation showed how quality can drive productivity through an intelligent, integrated manufacturing approach.
The technological backbone of this approach is automation, and the conference agenda featured industry professionals and technology users presenting sessions on the transformative power of automated solutions in manufacturing. Automation cells formed Hexagon Metrology's centerpiece in The Zone, which showcased more than 50,000 square-feet of Hexagon technologies alongside over 60 exhibiting sponsors. The Metrology Track offered insightful sessions from Hexagon Metrology experts and guest speakers, including reports on measurement and inspection trends, new technology previews and interactive demonstrations.
“At HxGN LIVE, we explored innovation within metrology and beyond. By enabling our customers to not just gather data, but also to be able to process it and use it to inform future actions, we can make a difference to all kinds of manufacturers,” explained Hanke. “Automation offers us new and exciting potential for continued advancement as we help the manufacturing community sense, think and act their way to better productivity.”
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