External-Array Software acquired by Hexagon AB

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Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, recently announced the acquisition of External-Array Software, a software development company that specializes in providing user-friendly and high functionality metrology software for coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturers. Founded in China in 2005, External-Array joins Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division.

With simplified programming modes, customization capabilities, and strong compatibility, External-Array’s solutions have helped the company establish an inter-national reputation and a large customer base in China. RationalDMIS CMM software, developed by External-Array, features an intuitive interface and drag and drop programming, designed to help trainee users quickly acquire the required operational skills and knowledge. With functions such as real-time graphical display, path simulation, collision detection, and measuring planning, users can enhance measurement control and visibility. In addition, the software’s high compatibility enables support for different sensors, controllers and CMMs.

“The acquisition of External-Array further enriches Hexagon’s metrology software solutions, providing more software choices for entry level CMMs,” said Norbert Hanke, president and CEO of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “The customization function of RationalDMIS software in particular offers customers a solution tailored to their operations, helping them to target their needs and objectives and drive productivity.”

External-Array was fully consolidated as of August 1, 2018. This acquisition has no significant impact on Hexagon’s earnings.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division helps industrial manufacturers de-velop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, its expertise in sensing, thinking and acting — the collection, analysis, and active use of measure-ment data — gives customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

More info  www.hexagonmi.com