Hexagon AB acquires External-Array Software Inc.

Published
August 27, 2018 - 03:30pm
External-Array Software Inc.

Cobham, Surrey, UK - August 2, 2018 - Hexagon AB, a specialist in digital solutions, recently announced the acquisition of External-Array Software, a software development company that specializes in providing user-friendly and high functionality metrology software for coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturers. Founded in China in 2005, External-Array joins Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence Division.

With simplified programming modes, customization capabilities and strong compatibility, External-Array’s solutions have helped the company establish an international reputation and a large customer base in China. RationalDMIS CMM software, developed by External-Array, features an intuitive interface and drag and drop programming, designed to help trainee users quickly acquire the required operational skills and knowledge. With functions such as real-time graphical display, path simulation, collision detection and measuring planning, users can enhance measurement control and visibility. In addition, the software’s high compatibility enables support for different sensors, controllers and CMMs.

“The acquisition of External-Array further enriches Hexagon’s metrology software solutions, providing more software choices for entry level CMMs,” said Norbert Hanke, President and CEO of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “The customization function of RationalDMIS software in particular offers customers a solution tailored to their operations, helping them to target their needs and objectives and drive productivity.”

External-Array was fully consolidated as of August 1, 2018. This acquisition has no significant impact on Hexagon’s earnings.

Related Glossary Terms

  • metrology

    metrology

    Science of measurement; the principles on which precision machining, quality control and inspection are based. See precision machining, measurement.

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