Hexagon hosts a Smart Manufacturing Virtual Open House

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division will present three days of user education, subject matter experts, and a virtual showroom from June 14–16, 2021. It will also offer the second PC-DMIS Users’ Group series during the event. (Courtesy: Hexagon)

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division will host a Smart Manufacturing Virtual Open House June 14–16, 2021.

The agenda includes 20 sessions presented by 14 Hexagon speakers covering hot topics from additive manufacturing to reverse engineering to the latest in non-contact measurement. Attendees will learn how data can be harnessed for agile smart manufacturing processes leading to the ultimate form of data leverage – autonomous manufacturing, intelligent machine control, predictive maintenance, and more. An interactive showroom will be open featuring the latest Hexagon technologies supported by local subject matter experts (SMEs) ready to answer user questions. While Hexagon’s offices are safely open for business, the company chose to make this online 3D immersive experience widely available based on the high level of community engagement sparked by its first virtual PC-DMIS user group series.

On Monday, June 14, Keith Perrin and Sachin Mathur will officially launch the event with a keynote presentation titled “Empowering Smart Manufacturing Through Connecting the Virtual and Physical Worlds”. Perrin leads Hexagon’s Smart Manufacturing initiative. Mathur was recently named one of the 25 leaders transforming manufacturing by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). They will delve into the power of connecting data from all functional touchpoints and departments throughout the product lifecycle.

“Our Smart Manufacturing Virtual Open House provides a timely juncture for users and managers to rethink and refresh their approach to smart manufacturing from the comfort of their home or office,” said Perrin, industry director at Hexagon. “This informational event demonstrates Hexagon’s continuous support for customers already on the innovation frontlines and for those ready to pursue the continuous improvements found in a closed-loop system across design, production and inspection. We are excited to provide a virtual space for users who share our same vision and drive for smart manufacturing. This three-day event offers an unparalleled speaker line-up and educational content to help attendees spot the entry points for smart manufacturing in their factories and seize the opportunity to improve their workflow.”

From Monday through Wednesday, Hexagon’s Smart Manufacturing Open House series will cover a broad range of trending industry topics including workflow automation, smart additive manufacturing, evolving measurement standards, next-generation non-contact scanning, reverse engineering, and production optimization with prediction. Also on the agenda are application-specific sessions such as sheet metal solutions, advanced machining toolpath strategies, and virtual simulation technology for assembly. Users will also get a sneak peek of new releases of software for design and engineering, production, and quality inspection. During the open house, attendees will have the chance to interact with Hexagon SMEs and discuss pressing challenges standing in the way of digital transformation.

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division will also present the second PC-DMIS Users’ Group series during its Smart Manufacturing Virtual Open House. Based on the success and positive audience feedback from the first PC-DMIS virtual series, Hexagon has organized another engaging three-day event for its large user base. Multiple PC-DMIS sessions will cover essential software capabilities and how they are best applied from program creation and routine execution to reporting and results analysis. Users will also get a look at other Hexagon software solutions that can help solve specific metrology or workflow efficiency challenges. From the comfort of home or office, participants will have access to the entire Smart Manufacturing Open house including the keynote presentation and 20 sessions covering industry trending topics.

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