Rethinking Quality at IMTS 2018: Designing Quality

by Kyle Pheland on July 19, 2018 From Thought Leader, Technology, Industry Focus

Visit us at IMTS on booth 135202.

Every even-numbered year in September, more than 115,000 industrial decision makers, including us at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, descend upon Chicago, Illinois for the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). IMTS is the premier manufacturing technology show in North America where attendees can see, touch and demo the latest solutions to help drive productivity in your organization. At IMTS in 2018, as compared to 2016, visitors to the Hexagon booth will be challenged to Rethink Quality in Design and Engineering, Production and Metrology as they take a tour of booth E-5202. In this blog, you will learn how the Hexagon booth will challenge attendees to Rethink Quality, and integrate it into the design and engineering stage of the manufacturing process.

At Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, we believe that quality is a shared responsibility amongst stakeholders throughout the product lifecycle. Every person in every department who interacts with a component as it makes its journey from design to reality can affect quality. At IMTS, Hexagon will guide you through that journey by showcasing the complete production lifecycle of an automotive engine block, all while utilizing industry-leading solutions for design, production and of course, metrology. 

Joining Hexagon in 2017 and the IMTS booth in 2018, MSC Software enables manufacturers to embed quality into product design and engineering, thus ensuring component manufacturability and production productivity. As a leading provider of computer-aided engineering (CAE) solutions, MSC Software can integrate real-world data generated on the production floor with simulation data to further improve a customer’s ability to reveal and correct design limitations and production problems prior to manufacturing. At the MSC Software kiosk in the Hexagon booth, IMTS attendees will have the chance to learn more about MSC Apex, additive manufacturing with Simufact and lifecycle management with MaterialCenter.

Whether you are manufacturing automotive body hinges or aeroengine turbine blades, this design and engineering technology range allows for the enhancement or even replacement of the physical prototype ‘build and test’ process that has traditionally been used in product design and engineering. It helps to accelerate your innovation, and gives you the ability to bring quality products to market faster and more affordably. At IMTS, you can also learn more about MSC Software by visiting them in the East Building at booth 121500. Experts will be on hand to help product manufacturers advance their engineering methods with simulation software and services. 

Think that quality is the responsibility of one department? Think again. Learn more about how Hexagon is Rethinking Quality, and be sure to visit the Hexagon booth at IMTS in booth 135202 to see for yourself.

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Kyle Pheland

Kyle Pheland is the Marketing Promotions Specialist for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North America. Pheland is responsible for the development and execution of marketing and advertising materials including product promotions, public relations activities, media advertising, customer communications, social media, web content, email marketing, sales tools and events for North America. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Salve Regina University.