The discrete manufacturing ecosystem is vast, encompassing everything from design and engineering to the supply chain, from production and assembly to quality control, and distribution to end-of-life recycling. Hexagon provides manufacturing technology solutions to help digitally transform every phase of the manufacturing process.
Our global perspective
More than €11.5 trillion. That’s how much value the manufacturing ecosystem added to the world economy in 2019, accounting for 15.6% of global GDP — a number that will only grow. Every day the world population grows by over 200,000 people; and every year, millions are added to the consumer ranks as they emerge from poverty.
Manufacturing is a huge driver of growth, jobs and innovation. Yet, this vast ecosystem is positioned at the nexus of economic impact and resource depletion, with the demand for resources outpacing Earth’s ability to replenish them. Moreover, manufacturing currently accounts for 54% of global energy use and is responsible for 20% of all greenhouse gas emissions.
Hexagon’s manufacturing solutions help meet the growing demands of a global economy more profitably while minimising resource use and waste for a sustainable future.
Hexagon empowers productivity and sustainability
Hexagon creates value for industries and society while safeguarding the environment by putting manufacturing data to work more intelligently. Our manufacturing technology creates more sustainable outcomes by increasing productivity, ensuring quality and minimising waste so that manufacturers can make every step of their processes more efficient.
Hexagon moves beyond smart manufacturing with technology that connects the vast discrete manufacturing ecosystem with a digital thread of data, woven throughout the product lifecycle. This Smart Digital Reality is a real-time 3D replica that connects product requirements with outcomes, enabling proactive corrective actions and maintenance, reducing waste while increasing productivity.
Digitally simulate and optimise product design and engineering to ensure component manufacturability, production productivity and output quality.
Maintain a digital thread through production, optimise machine tools, measure environmental variances and prevent downtime with predictive data analyses.
Automate and digitalise quality measurement with our world-leading metrology hardware and software, creating a bridge between the real and digital worlds.
Deploy sensor-software systems that transform siloed processes into an integrated, data-driven ecosystem that creates value across the product lifecycle — enabling new business models and increasingly autonomous, efficient and sustainable workflows.