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Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Installs Coordinate Measuring Machine at Fullerton College

Photonics.com
Nov 2017
NORTH KINGSTOWN, R.I., Nov. 9, 2017 — A portable and stationary coordinate measuring machine from metrology technology developer Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence will be integrated into a new metrology program offered at Fullerton College in California, a machinist trade school.

Starting in the fall of 2018, students will learn how to use a wide array of measurement and inspection tools including ROMER Absolute arms, laser scanners, coordinate measuring machines and more. The new curriculum will enable students to study the science of measurement and acquire job skills that are in high demand by science laboratories and industries — such as aerospace, defense, automotive, medical, and power generation — that use advanced manufacturing technologies. Students can begin work toward a Metrology Certificate of Achievement with several compulsory courses currently available.

"Our new metrology program will add additional certificates and skill competencies, making our students even more valuable and employable within our local industries," said Dan O'Brien, instructor and machine technology department coordinator at Fullerton College. "Manufacturing companies are challenged with filling employment positions that utilize new digital manufacturing and measuring technologies. This program intends to help fill this critical gap."

The metrology program is a natural extension of the machine technology curriculum already in place at Fullerton College. Course study will cover fundamental metrology concepts and offer hands-on usage of shop floor coordinate measuring machines and portable measuring machines for practical measurement and inspection operations conducted in machine shops and manufacturing cells. The ROMER articulating arm is a versatile measurement tool designed to meet the needs of almost any measurement application, whether scanning or touch-probing. This portable machine provides the foundation for Fullerton College's rigorous program of electives designed to prepare students for scientific research and today's data-driven manufacturing environments. The ROMER Absolute arm with integrated RS4 laser scanner will provide the means for precision 3D data capture across a range of surfaces and applications.

"Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is very pleased to support the new Metrology Program being offered next year at Fullerton College, a premier academic institution that strongly supports vocational programs," said Zvonimir Kotnik, business unit manager of portable products at Hexagon. "Measurement professionals will be in very high demand for the foreseeable future. Metrology education can open many career doors and introduce students to data-driven manufacturing and other diverse applications requiring 3D data for analysis, measurement, automation alignment, visualization and more.”

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is a provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies.


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