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Automation: Key considerations and Evolving our understanding of the Digital Thread

Two of the most discussed terms in manufacturing technology are the digital thread and automation, but what do these concepts mean to your organization? How do you evaluate your own digital thread, visualize an efficient process and stitch together your technology workflow? When it comes to automation, the scope is endless but how can you ensure you target the right innovations to ensure scalable profitable improvements from day 1?
 

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We want to help you move your business forward into the future, by adopting and integrating new technology that will transform your processes, and ultimately make your business more time, cost and environmentally efficient.

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Next in our video series: Technology Partnerships

Keep your eye out for the next video in our Digital Transformation series, "What does a successful technology partnership look like?".

To really undertake a successful digital transformation, manufacturers should embrace a technology partner who can consult with them on their requirements and help to provide and integrate a bespoke solution tailored to their unique requirements. But what does a successful technology partnership look like, and how do you go about developing this relationship to ensure impactful, innovation and responsible governance of your critical projects.
 
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Our Solutions

As a leading CAD-CAM software provider for the mold and die industry, Hexagon offers tools for fully-integrated wireframe, surface, and solid modelling, as well as comprehensive 2D, 3D and 5-axis machining strategies with dedicated high-speed routines. Our industry-specific applications for plastic-injection tool design include material flow analysis and progressive die design with step-by-step unfolding to provide toolmakers with unsurpassed efficiency.

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VISI is a sophisticated CAD-CAM solution that offers surface and solid modelling, comprehensive machining strategies, 3D tool design, sheet-metal development, and plastic material flow analysis.

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WORKNC is CAM software designed specifically for tooling manufacturers who require a high level of surface finish, strategies for machining complex geometries, and expert 5-axis control.

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NCSIMUL supports collision-free, flexible CNC machining by offering automated processes that boost productivity. The solution generates digital twins of actual machinery to check NC programs for errors and collisions. Programs can also be converted in NCSIMUL for use on different machine types and controls.

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WORKXPLORE is a powerful high-speed 3D viewer that makes it easy to evaluate any third-party data. Designed for users who are not necessarily CAD experts, this user-friendly software enables the exploration of any type of 2D or 3D data.


Hexagon machining solutions provide unique technologies that help manufacturers increase their competitive edge. Our computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) systems for NC part programming include a complete suite of applications for milling, turning and mill-turn programming that deliver ease of use, and sophisticated toolpath generation and simulation.

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EDGECAM offers an extensive range of 2-5 axis milling, turning, mill-turn and wire EDM strategies, seamless CAD integration and sophisticated automation tools.

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NCSIMUL supports collision-free, flexible CNC machining by offering automated processes that boost productivity. The solution generates digital twins of actual machinery to check NC programs for errors and collisions. Programs can also be converted in NCSIMUL for use on different machine types and controls.

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FASYS factory automation software helps manufacturers efficiently manage tooling and production resources, and integrate equipment for better shop-floor data access. The software interfaces with major CAD-CAM systems and leading PLM-ERP systems.

 

 


Our unique combination of sheet-metal applications offer tools for production management and the fully-automated quoting of sheet-metal parts, as well as the off-line programming of laser cutters, punch presses, press brakes, and 5-axis laser and tube-cutting machines. Implementation of one or more sheet-metal applications provides the capabilities needed to machine smarter for greater productivity.

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RADAN is specialized CAD-CAM software for the sheet-metal industry that offers applications for design, punching, profiling, bending, and production management.

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WORKPLAN MES software provides a centralized database with which manufacturers can automate and manage processes related to job quotations, inventory, order processing, and job planning and tracking. The system automatically updates material costs when vendors adjust prices, and provides tools for tracking the time that employees devote to various tasks.

 

 

 

 

 

Our Manufacturing Intelligence Solutions

Embed quality into product design and engineering to ensure component manufacturability and downstream production productivity.

Hexagon’s computer-aided engineering (CAE) software range encompasses simulation for materials, products and process performance. With solutions for finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and multi-body dynamics (MBD), as well as cost estimation and design optimization, we help designers, engineers and analysts to share responsibility for product quality and collaborate with colleagues throughout the manufacturing process to make improvements. 
 
Our technologies are trusted by users around the world as they design, optimize and validate the products people use every day.


Ensure that design intent is maintained through the production cycle to improve productivity and continuously deliver high-quality components.

Hexagon supports production engineers and technicians with a large range of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD CAM) software that enables users to produce quality parts. 
Quality in the production phase ensures that design intent is maintained throughout the production process and into the product’s service life, managing costs and improving productivity. 
 
Our CAD CAM solutions are used by manufacturers around the world to program CNC machine tools and execute manufacturing processes as designed, whether it’s for producing prototypes, finished products or production runs.
 
 

Capture real-world quality data for measurement, positioning and inspection, and use actionable information gained by analysing the results to improve manufacturing processes.

Hexagon has a proud heritage in metrology, delivering accuracy and precision from the quality room to the shop-floor. Our research and development team is committed to developing new measurement hardware across a technology portfolio encompassing hand tools, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), portable measuring arms, laser trackers and 3D optical scanners, as well as metrology software and statistical process control (SPC) solutions. 
 
We are driving quality inspection technology trends: from contact to non-contact; from offline to integrated; from manual to automated. And, by using our metrology hardware and software solutions in parallel with manufacturing information technologies from the wider product lifecycle, we are driving new definitions of metrology and the quality department, and developing processes where quality drives productivity.

 

Find out more at hexagonmi.com, or watch our smart factory video here.