THE BACK STORY: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is the successor company to Brown & Sharpe, the longtime maker of precision tools and instruments. Today, precision is still at the heart of its work, and the products and services aim to fulfill other manufacturers’ needs in their processes. The GLOBAL S Coordinate Measuring Machines are primarily used for industrial measurement in manufacturing.
› GLOBAL S production is in North Kingstown
› The first GLOBAL S Chrome was produced in May 2017, but GLOBAL CMMs have been in the market for over 17 years
› Hundreds of CMMs are manufactured annually
› The GLOBAL S helps manufacturers optimize productivity
› The system includes a granite and aluminum robotic structure, electronic control system, software and a variety of sensor technologies
› In keeping with supporting precision, Hexagon uses lean manufacturing workflows in component machining, subassembly and final assembly, as well as in testing and calibration
› All major automotive, aerospace and medical device manufacturers globally use the GLOBAL S
Mark S. Murphy is the editor of PBN.