Hexagon acquires Volume Graphics for smart factories

November 25, 2019  - By 0 Comments

Volume Graphics logoHexagon AB, which offers sensor, software and autonomous solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Volume Graphics, a specialist in industrial computed tomography (CT) software.

Volume Graphics brings more than 20 years of experience in non-destructive inspection and testing software development. The company’s high-end analysis and visualization CT software enables manufacturers to produce three-dimensional external and internal representations of scanned objects.

Using CT, they’re able to “see” inside the complicated structures of components, otherwise inaccessible with traditional inspection methods. This allows hidden or hard to reach internal features to be measured and inspected for dimensional deviations and flaws without destroying the parts and compromising the integrity of the data in the process.

“Volume Graphics offers an invaluable toolset for leveraging CT data across many use cases — from flaw detection and failure analysis to reverse engineering applications,” said Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “We look forward to merging our capabilities so that customers can ensure the highest product quality throughout product development and production. Additionally, industrial CT scanning is fast becoming a critical asset to manufacturers as more and more industries embrace additive manufacturing. The addition of CT software capabilities strengthens our portfolio in this growth area.”

Today, a broad range of global customers from the automotive, aerospace and electronics industries use Volume Graphics software for quality assurance.

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany, Volume Graphics employs around 160 people worldwide. Subsidiaries in Japan, Singapore, China and the U.S., supplemented by an extensive reseller network, deliver its software to customers in more than 50 countries.

Volume Graphics will operate as part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. Completion of the transaction (closing) is subject to regulatory approvals. 2018 sales amounted to 25 MEUR.

Tracy Cozzens

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Tracy Cozzens has served as managing editor of GPS World magazine since 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.

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