Empowering makers with measurement, positioning and inspection data to drive smart manufacturing


Get it right first time with the insights from last time. Hexagon’s metrology solutions help you to close the gap between design intent and real-world operation with actionable, real-time insight that revolutionises upstream and downstream decision-making.

The role of metrology within the manufacturing process has long been associated with quality assurance – a post-production inspection of the dimensional measurements of a part against specifications. Results indicated that the part was either good to go, or not to standard, at best requiring reworking or at worst scrapping. Metrology was the necessary evil – quality almost becoming a barrier to productivity.

Yet quality data provides manufacturers with far greater opportunities than simple component checks. And actually, if harnessed correctly, is a foundation for future productivity. The function of the quality department actionable insights to make manufacturing processes smarter. shouldn’t be to find fault. By analysing quality data to its full potential, the quality team can embed vital insight ensuring design, manufacturability, production, quality, productivity and performance can all be optimised.

Putting power at the fingertips of makers, our metrology technologies capture quality data for measurement, positioning and inspection. They are the key bridge between the real and virtual worlds, bringing real-world data into the digital domain to power smarter manufacturing approaches. Our technology is helping manufacturers pioneer new manufacturing digitalisation strategies that use quality data more effectively – informing design and engineering processes and providing feedback to production. Our measurement-assisted production technology is best-in-class, and we continue to innovate towards more real-time feedback and machine learning applications that leverage digital transformation to make manufacturing smarter.

HxGN Robotic Automation

See how ŠKODA AUTO developed an advanced automated inspection approach to gather the rich data sets it needs to power smarter vehicle manufacturing.

Absolute Scanner AS1

Gain the flexibility to create smarter measurement workflows with the first ever cross-platform 3D laser scanner for portable measuring arms and laser tracker systems.

HP-L-10.10 Laser Scanning Sensor

Combine the rich data capture of coordinate measuring machine (CMM) scanning technology with unprecedented accuracy and usability to maximise measurement insights.

Customer success

See how metrology solutions are accelerating smart manufacturing for our customers

As a manufacturer, Hexagon understands the challenges and pain points our customers face daily. We work consultatively with you to deploy or even co-develop metrology solutions that not only deliver on your data needs but also provide value in the broader manufacturing process. Our solutions enable you to work smarter.

Automated inspection at ŠKODA AUTO

See how ŠKODA AUTO developed an advanced automated inspection approach to gather the rich data sets it needs to power smarter vehicle manufacturing.

Closed-loop manufacturing at BOOSTER

Read how BOOSTER Precision Components reduced scrap by 20% using an intelligent machine control solution to for tool correction.

Discover metrology solutions

Hexagon supports smart manufacturing with the broadest portfolio of metrology solutions on the market

Hexagon’s metrology portfolio includes all mainstream sensor technologies and metrology hardware including hand tools, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), portable measuring arms, laser trackers and 3D optical scanners. We also develop an extensive range of 3D metrology software, CT analysis software and statistical process control (SPC) solutions, enabling manufacturers to easily capture real-world data and gain insights that support better decisions.

Metrology hardware

Industrial metrology devices from hand tools to automated inspection systems, coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) to portable measuring arms, laser trackers and optical scanners.

3D Metrology software

3D metrology software packages deliver intelligent and effective data acquisition, analysis and evaluation as well as powerful data management, visualisation and reporting tools.

Statistical Process Control (SPC) software

SPC software provides data management and statistical evaluation methods to support quality assurance, capability evaluations and parameter-based process controls.

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