Great Portable Measurement Stories at HxGN LIVE

It’s June and that can only mean one thing for me, I’m back in Las Vegas for the premier industry event of the year.

HxGN LIVE can be described as a huge spectacle where we have the opportunity to show off our metrology solutions not only to our own customers but to everyone here from all parts of the Hexagon global community. This year I am pleased to be introducing to everyone a new generation of our popular ROMER Absolute Arm, which I have to say is the best portable measuring arm we have ever produced. This portable measuring arm is now more user-friendly than ever before, thanks to a completely new wrist design that improves handling and provides immediate acoustic and haptic feedback.

Haptic technology is a tactile feedback technology which recreates the sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user. It’s just another example of how we are continuing to develop products with user experience in mind. A modified counterbalance also improves the movement of the arm when it is in use. With the new arm generation, we have created a versatile and mobile measurement tool that combines state-of-the-art user experience with our mature and industry-proven solutions.

Our portable metrology team will be active in The Zone Tuesday through Thursday demonstrating the new arm. And you can also catch me on HxGN LIVE TV where I will be demonstrating the laser scanning flexibility laser of the new arm. Join me Tuesday 3 at 9:00am for the Metrology Spotlight: Will It Scan?

By using a 3D scanning system, Kristan helps ensure higher quality and better fitting parts which are less costly to manufacture. Additional benefits are derived from using real-world 3D scan data for CFD and FEA analysis. The process of iterative prototypes and making CAD updates is also enhanced with the use of scan data that can be used directly in the CAD system.In my last Shaping Change blog post I talked about how we were working with four-time Olympian Kristan Bromley to develop sleds for the Olympic Skeleton racing team. I’m really pleased that Kristan is joining us here in Las Vegas fresh from the winter games in Sochi to give us a firsthand experience of what it’s like to be a skeleton athlete, but also to tell us how 3D Scanning has helped reduce product development time and costs by more than 50 per cent. Kristan will present his session titled “In the Race to Develop Products, 3D Scanning is at the Starting Line” at 8:00am on Wednesday June 4 in room 111.

Whether you are here in Las Vegas or keeping up with events via social media and HxGN LIVE TV streaming, I know you will find something to take away from this magnificent event.

Continuously developing products with the user in mind; that’s shaping smart change.

Stephan Amann
Global Business Development Manager Portable Measuring Arms
Hexagon Metrology

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