New Tube and Wire Solution from Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

BendingStudio with Absolute Arm Brings the Speed of 3D Laser Scanning to the World of Tubes and Wires.

20 February 2018
A new approach to tube and wire measurement was today announced by leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. An updated version of the popular AICON BendingStudio software platform now allows for the integration of a ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner that can quickly determine complex tube and wire geometries using 3D laser scanning technology at almost any point in the production process. 

From tube and wire inspection to manufacturing and reverse engineering applications, BendingStudio with Absolute Arm is a full-featured solution built on well-established technologies. The system will benefit from the ability to connect directly to a CNC bending machine, allowing for the simple and immediate correction of production errors. 

“Speed and portability are both important to our customers in the tube and wire manufacturing industries,” says Stephan Amann, Business Director for Portable Measuring Arms at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “While our previous tube and wire solutions focused on delivering one or the other, BendingStudio with Absolute Arm combines two established products into a new solution that is greater than the sum of its parts. We have in this new system the portability to measure geometries right on the shop floor in a quickly and easily repositionable and reproducible way, alongside the speed of being able to determine a tube’s exact geometry with just a few fast sweeps of a 3D laser scanner.” 

With this new version, BendingStudio will retain all its previous capabilities, allowing users to combine use of the ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner with a complementary AICON TubeInspect. With these two measurement hardware endpoints operating on the same software platform, users will benefit from increased efficiency within a toolkit covering every need in tube and wire design and manufacturing. 

BendingStudio with Absolute Arm is available immediately from Hexagon sales offices and distributors, both as a standalone software package for current ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner owners and as a full product package including both the BendingStudio software and a ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner. Current owners of BendingStudio who wish to add a highly portable measuring solution to their existing toolkit will be able to simply upgrade their existing software package alongside the purchase of a ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner. 
About Hexagon
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Our technologies are shaping urban and production ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division provides solutions that utilise data from design and engineering, production and metrology to make manufacturing smarter.

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