Hexagon measurement keeps productivity on track

Just like the cars on the circuit, manufacturing operations at Aston Martin Red Bull Racing need to be fast. The typical car consists of around 7 500 parts and can undergo up to 30 000 design changes in a single F1 season.

1,194 Hours Saved

By measuring workpieces while they were still in the machine using m&h 3D Form Inspect, the machine tool construction at Peugeot PSA, Mulhouse, saved 1.194 production hours in a year. This represents a cost savings of 78.000 euros with faster production throughput and improved quality. The production capacity gains are not counted in this. Rating: worth imitating.

High-end metrology for manufacturing

The Measurewel Group is one of the leading professional providers of dimensional inspection, calibration and engineering services. Since its inception in 2007, the company has regularly provided services to a wide range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, power and energy, steel manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

Under the banner of Connectivity 2.0

ContiTech Anoflex, a subsidiary of the Continental Group since 1988, is a development partner and OEM automotive supplier for hoses, hose assemblies and complete hose systems for fluid transfer, using materials including elastomers, steel, stainless steel and aluminium.


「MANSORY EDITION」: プレミア級高級車の特別チ ューニング

最高水準の洗練された内装と高度なエンジン性能と 一体になった瀟洒な車体デザイン-これこそが、有名なドイ ツ企業カーチューニングメーカー、マンソリー社の品質こだわ りの使命です。

Optimising Process. Optimising Experience.

Working at high speed while balancing costs and maintaining complete confidence in process reliability and product quality is critical for a company like the BMW Group. The Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 delivered just that in an environment where anything short of excellence is unacceptable.



自動車車両は安全で推進力を欠落させることなく高い効率基準にあわせることを期待されています。重量とコストの最適化にもかかわらずサスペンションのシステムは数千kmを越える走行においても十分に安全なものでなければなりません。これらのニーズを確実に満たすためにBENTELER JIT Düsseldorf 社の活動があります。同社はAICONの光学式3次元測定機MoveInspect HRによって、ショックアブソーバーとブレーキディスク間のキャンバー角度を測定しています。このシステムは完全自動化されたインライン測定システムです。

Inside the Factory: SEAT Automotive

SEAT is the only company that designs, develops, manufactures and markets cars in Spain. A member of the Volkswagen Group, the multinational has its headquarters in Martorell (Barcelona), exporting more than 80% of its vehicles, and is present in over 75 countries.



単独の供給源から、スケッチに始まり完成品に至るまで-それは、Swedish Proton Engineering companyの事業アイデアです。同社は、チューブと板金構造物のワンストップサプライヤーです。大型トラック用のエアーと燃料の配線や支柱、カバーなどを一括して取扱ます。同社の主な目標は、いつも最良の品質を顧客に提供することです。すなわち、生産のあらゆる工程で信頼できる品質管理が不可欠です。Proton Engineeringは、2015年の秋以来、AICONの TubeInspect P16チューブ・ワイヤ測定システムを使用しています。



チューブ測定装置を使用してワイヤー測定が可能か?2007年、Kokinetics GmbHが、自社の従来方式の計測チェックの代替方法として光学チューブ測定装置の調達を考慮した時、問われた質問でした。この質問は、はっきり「Yes」と即答されました。Kokinetics社は、TubeInspect S光学測定装置を購入し、2008年の春期以来、同装置は、屈曲ワイヤー定期試験に好成績を収めて、同社をワイヤー曲げ加工業界の先駆企業に押し上げました。 



TechArt Automobildesign GmbHは、ドイツのカーデザインの成功企業であり、個々のカスタム対応カーのデザイン開発と製造を専門にしています。ポルシェスポーツカーをベースにした広い創造的設計の範囲は、車体全体から、車内取付設備、そしてカスタム対応エンジンチューニングまで及んでいます。車体部品のプロトタイプは、グラスファイバーを用いた手作りです。後続の連続生産のため、ブロイクマンスキャナの高解像度デジタル化処理技術が活用されています。




メルスデスベンツのEクラスとSクラス用のブレーキラインと燃料ラインは、ドイツ、ジンデルフィンゲンのパイプ生産工場で製造されています。アルミニウムまたは鋼鉄製のそれらのラインは、約4~15 mm範囲の直径を持っています。固定サイズで供給され、いつでも切断できるパイプは、まず、自動チューブ加工機で固定具を付け、必要であれば、スエージ加工された後、ベンディングマシンで成形されます。製造年や型式が違うのにもかかわらず、パイプベンディングマシンはすべて、一点で共通しています。それは、品質チェックが、AICONチューブ測定装置TubeInspect上で行われます。

WorkNC Waveform Slashes Machining Time and Increase Tool Life

The revolutionary Waveform Roughing Strategy from Vero Software has reduced machining times by 40 per cent for a manufacturer of vehicle guards, roof racks and steps, while tripling cutting tool life. 

High-Speed Scanning

The complexity of a race vehicle requires extraordinary levels of accuracy, making the construction process crucial when collecting results. Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence subjected the single-seater from Madrid Polytechnic University (UPM) to a complete and fast analysis.

Shaped for Speed

If NASCAR teams had to choose a capitol city, Charlotte, NC would be the most likely choice. With so many teams clustered around this city and its celebrated race track, savvy specialty suppliers have moved to the region to help NASCAR teams build speed and reliability into their race cars.

AIcon Components Pistons

Edgecam Manages the Right Strategy For Taking the Brakes Off

Automating much of its CAM programming for specialised motorsport braking pistons, means Alcon Components can create CNC toolpaths for hundreds of variants in two minutes.

Manufacturing Versatility

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps component manufacturer deal with diverse customer demands.

Leitz Reference HP Ensures Quality Of Engine Components At GM Powertrain

General Motors (GM) owns facilities all around the world. One of the GM plants is located in Uzbekistan where car engine components roll off the assembly line. The GM Powertrain – Uzbekistan plant in Tashkent exists since November 2011 and represents a joint venture between General Motors and its partner in Uzbekistan Uzavtosanoat JSC.

Calibrating In The Premier League

Robert Bosch GmbH has been playing in the league of exceptional calibration laboratories certified by the German Calibration Service (DKD) for more than 25 years. Over this time, the central calibration laboratory at the company‘s headquarters in Gerlingen-Schillerhöhe has risen to become an internationally renowned institution. A premier-class laboratory naturally requires equipment of the highest quality. This equipment includes the Leitz PMM-C Infinity 12.10.7 and Leitz PMM-C Ultra 12.10.7 3D coordinate measuring machines.

How to Build A Racing Car From Just Some Rattling Boxes

The UPBracing Team of Paderborn University has been a regular contender on the Formula Student circuit since 2006. The student racing team is therefore one of the more experienced in the international constructors’ championship. But to compete with the best, some very special technology is needed.

Guarantee the alloys quality with ROMER Multi Gage

The company Alutec, a member of the international group Aluthea (www.aluthea.com), is specialised in the foundry of light alloys. Its main area of activity is related to electrical material. Alutec also works directly with the most important European car manufacturers and their subcontractors. Approximately 80 people each year convert 1000 tonnes of aluminium alloy and manufacture 400 moulded models. The manufacturing run lie somewhere between 100 parts a year and 1000 parts a day.

WLS400M helps deliver high level quality for the new Honda Civic

​​With the Cognitens WLS400M, Honda in the UK now carries out a root cause analysis in one shift instead of several days. Measurements that used to take 1.5 hours are now taken in 15 minutes​. For Honda of the UK Manufacturing Ltd, customer satisfaction is everything. Precision measurement is employed at every stage of the manufacturing process to ensure that everything from the engine to the fit and finish of the body is as good as it can be.

Retro But Fit

How can existing machines be kept up to current standards against the background of increasing quality assurance requirements? The solution is a retrofit. Thöni Manufacturing GmbH shows you how. Almost two decades old, its coordinate measuring machine recently made the grade on an improvement course thanks to a modernisation package from Hexagon Metrology.

A Globalised Measuring Solution

Retrofitting in metrology offers significant advantages. Ford recognised this and replaced the existing metrology software used in its autobody manufacturing facilities with PC-DMIS from Hexagon Metrology. The new software solution impressed the Cologne automobile manufacturer with its flexibility, speed and professional support.

A Global Vehicle Manufacturing Group uses white light scanning to improve productivity

​Since the introduction of the progressive assembly line in the early twentieth-century the motor industry has remained at the forefront of industrial development, speeding up processes and increasing output. Now, over a hundred years later, every minute still counts in the highly-competitive automotive world.

Automatically Calibrated

Jean-Charles de Borda was one of the personalities behind the introduction of the metric system in France at the end of the 18th Century. A century later, Carl Benz went for the world‘s first motorised „drive“ in Germany. At Daimler AG‘s main factory in Stuttgart- Untertürkheim, Germany, these two aspects of history come together. Here, gauges and setting masters are recalibrated to national standards with high-accuracy, efficient measuring systems from Hexagon Metrology PTS.

Building BLOODHOUND SSC The 1000mph Office

When the BLOODHOUND SSC car makes its runs in the South African desert its wheels will be subjected to forces up to 50,000 G, the solid aluminium wheels each weighing 95kg will spin at 10,200 rpm – 4x faster than a formula one car. At peak speed the car will be moving faster than a bullet from a .357 magnum, covering 1 mile in only 3.6 seconds.

Every Feature In One Go How Multi-Sensor Systems Minimise Measuring Times

The precision technology company pretema specialises in the development and manufacture of electromechanical components, but this multitalented company is also a player in the areas of manufacturing technology and material types. When it comes to quality assurance, pretema relieson a multi-sensor measuring device from Hexagon Metrology that drastically reduces measuring times and scores points with its flexibility.

Leica T Products ensure maximum quality at Volkswagen

Zwickau-based Volkswagen Sachsen GmbH uses the Leica T-Scan 5, relying on the precision of Hexagon Metrology products.

Measurement for Dummies

​At the Johnson Controls manufacturing site in Novo Mesto, Slovenia, two hundred people are employed in the production and assembly of seats, interior fittings and chassis parts for the automotive industry. As sole supplier to Revoz, the Slovenian manufacturing subsidiary of Renault, Johnson Controls produces a number of critical parts for the seating setup of the latest-generation Renault Twingo. The company must meet the most demanding quality standards in its product delivery, and a strong working relationship with Hexagon Metrology helps the team to deliver such results.

Nobody Gets Past Security

​Night club doormen mercilessly decide who can spend the evening in the club and who has to peep through steamed-up windows in their trainers from the outside. The Optiv Classic measuring devices from Hexagon Metrology perform the same function at Kiekert. At the incoming goods department, they check vendor parts and issue a decisive "go" or "no go".

Pioneers in Scanning and Reverse Engineering for Shock Absorber Manufacturing

Hexagon Metrology’s long list of customers and partners includes KYB the largest manufacturer of shock absorbers worldwide. This Japanese giant, with its global presence, uses the ROMER Absolute Arm with integrated scanner for its pioneering reverse engineering work at its Technical Centre in Ororbia, Spain. The measuring arm provides precise, effective and rapid action to a key process, allowing subsequent series production and ensuring excellent levels of quality.




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