Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Thought Leader Speaks at AeroDef Manufacturing Conference 2019

Asset Management for Metrology Presentation in the Quality and Inspection Techniques Track

25 April 2019

Ashley Kerth_webHexagon Manufacturing Intelligence announced today Hexagon thought leader Ashley Kerth is joining the speaker lineup at the AeroDef Manufacturing® Conference, April 29 – May 2, 2019, Long Beach Convention Center, in Long Beach, CA. Kerth is the lead Product Strategist for a new additive manufacturing initiative at Hexagon. He will give a presentation on Tuesday, April 30, 3:30pm – 3:55pm in the AeroDef Conference track focused on Quality and Inspection Techniques. Produced by SME, AeroDef Manufacturing is a dedicated conference for the aerospace and defense manufacturing industries, attracting more than 2,600 professionals worldwide in 2018. 

Kerth's presentation entitled Asset Management for Metrology will cover Asset Performance Management (APM) for machine tools and the impact of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) in this area. He will discuss traditional Asset Performance Management and the problems it addresses, as well as the application of APM to metrology in order to drive data feedback into manufacturing and engineering processes to improve quality, efficiency, and cost. Ashley's technical background includes training development and implementation of leading PLM, CAD/CAM/CAE products, as well as manufacturing complex aero engine, airframe, defense and space-related CNC machined components and assemblies.

Mr. Kerth will further explain how the application of IIoT principles to metrology can unlock additional benefits beyond the traditional machine tool APM. Because metrology represents the point in the manufacturing process where the as-manufactured part is realized, the measurement IIoT information can provide automated feedback loops into manufacturing and engineering to lower scrap rates, improve manufacturing inputs and provide the part digital twin. 

About Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Through a network of local service centres, production facilities and commercial operations across five continents, we are shaping smart change in manufacturing to build a world where quality drives productivity. For more information, visit HexagonMI.com.

Hexagon is a global leader in digital solutions that create Autonomous Connected Ecosystems (ACE). Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.8bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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