Hexagon Acquires New River Kinematics
This acquisition expands Hexagon’s presence in the field of measurement automation and in large-scale manufacturing processes where larger CAD models and more complex data present additional accuracy and productivity challenges.
Hexagon AB (Stockholm, Sweden), a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization solutions, has acquired New River Kinematics (NRK; Williamsburg, VA), a U.S.-based engineering company that specializes in 3D analysis software for portable metrology applications.
Founded in 1994, NRK completely revolutionized coordinate measurement with the first metrology software to introduce a three-dimensional graphic environment for portable metrology. Today the company develops and supports the industry standard in portable metrology software solutions. SpatialAnalyzer® (SA), their flagship offering, is used to address a broad spectrum of challenges related to large scale measurement with portable metrology devices in manufacturing plants around the world.
“When it comes to industries like aerospace and shipbuilding, where parts are either very large or very expensive, mitigation of continuous rework is an absolute necessity, their software facilitates this,” said Norbert Hanke, the president of Hexagon Metrology. “From single part inspection to highly accurate, large scale multi-instrument surveys, SA advanced analysis capabilities support large-scale manufacturers who have no other option but to make components that fit.”
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