Hexagon broadens its portfolio further with Volume Graphics acquisition

Published 22 November 2019

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: engineering, manufacturing, additive manufacturing, volume graphics, ct scan

Volume Graphics has some impressive industrial Computed Tomography (CT) software for non destructive testing of parts, so it’s of little surprise that Hexagon, and its fast growing set of advanced manufacturing tools, has snapped them up.

Using CT, users are able to see inside the complicated structures of components, otherwise inaccessible with traditional inspection methods - an area likely to grow even further given Volume Graphics experience of working with 3D printed parts.

The technology allows hidden or hard to reach internal features to be measured and inspected for dimensional deviations and flaws without destroying the parts and compromising the integrity of the data in the process.

“Volume Graphics offers an invaluable toolset for leveraging CT data across many use cases - from flaw detection and failure analysis to reverse engineering applications. We look forward to merging our capabilities so that customers can ensure the highest product quality throughout product development and production,” says Hexagon president and CEO Ola Rollén.

“Additionally, industrial CT scanning is fast becoming a critical asset to manufacturers as more and more industries embrace additive manufacturing. The addition of CT software capabilities strengthens our portfolio in this growth area.”

Headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, Volume Graphics will operate as part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division.

Read our review of Volume Graphics VGStudio Max here


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