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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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.
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.