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Hexagon and URI Form Collaborative Partnership for Advanced Manufacturing

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Sensor and software developer Hexagon has announced a collaboration with the University of Rhode Island (URI) to provide manufacturing technologies that will enable a research environment for undergraduate and graduate programs focused on advanced manufacturing. Hexagon has traditionally supported engineering students with an internship program and study abroad assistance.

The Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. Photo by Nora Lewis. Courtesy of University of Rhode Island.

The Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering at the University of Rhode Island. Photo by Nora Lewis. Courtesy of University of Rhode Island.

In October, URI opened its 190,000-sq-ft, six-story Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering. The work conducted there will build on research in the areas of clean energy, nanotechnology, robotics, cybersecurity, water for the world, biomedical technology, smart cities, and sensors and instrumentation. Hexagon will provide the facility with state-of-the-industry metrology systems, applications software for both measurement and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), as well as simulation software tools for design engineering.

“The university is grateful for Hexagon’s continuing investment in our engineering programs,” said David M. Dooley, the university’s president. “Its support is recognition of the strength of our faculty, their areas of research, and the importance of educating and training the next generation of scientists and engineers.”

Angus Taylor, Hexagon’s president of its Manufacturing Intelligence division, said Hexagon has long supported URI advancements, expressing his enthusiasm regarding Rhode Island’s continued investment. “The state’s support and investment in the Fascitelli Center project underlines their commitment to the students and workforce that will drive Rhode Island’s future,” Taylor said. “We are a willing participant in their mission to shape engineering education and the world through innovation, invention, and passion. We are proud that our technology portfolio and Hexagon experts across the global spectrum will support the university’s research and development efforts.”

Published: November 2019
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