MIM members find out how Hexagon measures up at networking event

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More than 50 Made in the Midlands members were in attendance as Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence hosted the network’s latest breakfast networking event.

The Telford company welcomed members to its base at Halesfield where it demonstrated some of its latest machines, including coordinate measuring machines (CMMs), probes and sensors, portable measuring arms, laser tracker systems, micrometers, gauges and more.

David Brown, General Manager, Hexagon, presented an outline of the business to members detailing what the business did and who its customers were.

He explained that the machinery is used in a wide range of sectors such as automotive and motorsport, aerospace, electronics and medtech, with many of the leading businesses in each of these sectors named as customers.

The type of machines supplied by the company are very much in keeping with the principles of Industry 4.0 and one of the members attending was Steve McCarthy, Managing Director of Mackart Additive and vice-chair of the MIM Industry 4.0 Advisory Board.

He said: “It was fascinating to see some of these machines in action and to see how the data captured from them is used in Hexagon’s smart factory systems.

“It’s something the Advisory Board feels passionate about and supports our goal of developing an Industry 4.0 roadmap for members to follow.”

As well as Advisory Board representation, there was also a strong presence from MIM Patrons, including: R&D Tax Claims, Gleeson Recruitment, CEC Energy, FBC Manby Bowdler, Capex, My Workwear and new member Brewin Dolphin.

Others attending included: Plastic Coating, Acoustafoam, Filtermist International, Boneham & Turner, Staysafe PPE, Jungheinrich UK, LFE Engineering,  Heller, Direct Air, RS Components, Dutton Simulation, Marches Centre of Manufacturing & Technology, Inductelec, Protolabs, University of Wolverhampton, The ACME Spring Co, Metal Processes, EFAFLEX, Beck & Pollitzer, Lineview Solutions, Nufast,  Laser Process, Autocraft, Wrekin Sheetmetal, In-Comm Training and Business Services, AMCO Services, MTC, Vero Software, Smart-Space UK, Banelec, Starrag UK, Tungaloy UK, Contrinex UK, Lasershape, Box Factory, and Jones and Wilkinson.

For details on future Made in the Midlands events visit www.madeinthemidlands.com/events

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