Automotive

From body-in-white to part inspection, see how our solutions are integrated into the automotive production line.

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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.

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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.

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Manufacturing Versatility

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

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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.

UPBracing - Paderborn

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.

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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.

New Civic

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.

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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.

Automotive

Ensuring speed and quality in automotive industry plants to drive measurable vehicle performance on the road

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