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Hendrick Motorsports Teams Up with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Photonics Spectra
May 2017
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. — Metrology solutions developer Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and stockcar racing team Hendrick Motorsports have formed a technology partnership for metrology systems within its race cars.

Hexagon provides expanded in-house metrology capabilities and additional measurement systems, training and expert technical support. The portable measurement systems generate 3D production and process data on-demand to support optimal decision-making and expedite issue resolution during pre- and post-race evaluations.

Portable ROMER arms and Leica Absolute Trackers acquire 3D measurements to inspect and aid in the assembly of auto bodies and chassis components, while Global Advantage CMMs provide sub-μm accurate measurements for engine components and end engine assembly. In using these systems, Hendrick Motorsports can build upon its quality analytics to drive improvements and progress its command of vehicle performance intricacies.

“NASCAR has the longest season in professional sports, and there’s constant change on week-to-week, race-to-race basis,” said Doug Duchardt, general manager of Hendrick Motorsports. “The speed at which things move is incredible, and Hexagon’s data-driven processes and solutions help us stay ahead. With their support, we’re able to meet engineering, manufacturing and logistical challenges and focus on what’s most important – our performance on the racetrack.”

The winner of a record 12 NASCAR Cup Series championships, Hendrick Motorsports has recently achieved more accolades, including Jimmie Johnson’s record-tying seventh Cup Series championship, Chase Elliott’s Rookie of the Year honors and team owner Rick Hendrick's induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.

"I would like to congratulate Hendrick Motorsports on its recent wins and honors, notably the induction of industry trailblazer and Hexagon partner Rick Hendrick into the NASCAR Hall of Fame,” said Zvonimir Kotnik, director of business integration at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America. “It is an honor to work with a team that’s just as engrossed in data-driven innovation as we are. Hendrick Motorsports is a partner that confidently embraces precision data to optimize every facet of their race car designs. Its engineering team is dually focused on repeatability in quality production and wins on the track. Their search for excellence makes our technology partnership wide open to unlimited advancements."


GLOSSARY
metrology
The science of measurement, particularly of lengths and angles.
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