QMT News: October 2016
New facility boosts SMEs


A new metrology subcontract inspection centre created by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence will bring advanced technology within the reach of tier two, three and four suppliers.

The purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility covers 3000 sq ft within the Innovation Centre of Silverstone Park next to the Silverstone Formula 1 circuit. John Drover, Sales Manager for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence UK, said: “Our engineers and application metrology specialists are able to deliver inspection, validation, and quality control of components through the use of Hexagon systems which are capable of measuring to the sub-micron level, enabling our customers to achieve high performance and accuracy every time. But being able to verify and validate predefined standards for accuracy, reliability and precision is something that smaller businesses are unable to achieve due to financial restraints and restrictions.

 “Through this new facility, we are opening up exclusive access to both the equipment and the support to enable tier two, three and four suppliers across the UK to achieve first-rate provable standards. And by also offering dedicated training programmes, along with networking opportunities, this new facility will not only help facilitate growth and development across the SME sector, but it will help raise standards industry-wide.”
 www.HexagonMI.com
  
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