Revolutionizing Manufacturing: Hexagon’s HxGN Production Machining Suite Unveiled

Revolutionizing Manufacturing: Hexagon’s HxGN Production Machining Suite Unveiled

(IN BRIEF) Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has launched HxGN Production Machining, a suite of software designed to revolutionize manufacturing processes for discrete parts across industries like medical and aerospace. The suite offers CAD and CAM capabilities, process simulation, G-code verification, and automation through Hexagon’s digital platform. It streamlines workflows, reduces errors, and supports data-driven decision-making. This comprehensive solution is suitable for businesses of all sizes and adaptable to various CNC machinery, making it a valuable tool for achieving operational excellence in manufacturing. For more information, visit Hexagon’s website.

(PRESS RELEASE) STOCKHOLM, 20-Sep-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Hexagon (STO: HEXA-B), a global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, announces that its Manufacturing Intelligence division proudly announces the launch of HxGN Production Machining, an advanced suite of software designed to revolutionize manufacturing processes for discrete parts, tools, and components across various industries. This powerful solution caters to machine shops of all scales, from prototype production to high-volume manufacturing, spanning sectors such as medical and aerospace.

The HxGN Production Machining suite offers a wide range of capabilities, including CAD (computer-aided design) for manufacturing and design review, CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) for CNC (computer numerical control) machine-tool programming, process simulation, G-code verification and optimization, shop-floor production intelligence, and automation and collaboration through Hexagon’s digital-reality platform, Nexus. As a central component of Hexagon’s Machine Shop Excellence solutions, this suite incorporates significant automation and innovative technologies, enabling manufacturers to maximize the efficient use of materials, cutting tools, CNC equipment, and best practices.

The suite streamlines workflows, reducing errors and eliminating redundancy throughout every stage, from job quoting and design review to production, quality assurance, and product delivery. By offering a suite of interconnected products from the Hexagon ecosystem, manufacturers benefit from simplified procurement, implementation, and support. Its flexibility makes it suitable for businesses of any size, compatible with all types of CNC machinery, and adaptable to any discrete part and material, whether for a single prototype or high-volume production runs.

Preparing jobs for CNC programming is simplified with tailored design-for-manufacturing tools that expedite the transition from planning to production. Hexagon’s DESIGNER software seamlessly accepts CAD data from various sources, aiding manufacturers in visualizing and analyzing part model geometry. The software also efficiently utilizes product manufacturing information (PMI), such as tolerance, surface finish, and material data, preserving this valuable information across the digital thread to streamline production.

Interoperable with DESIGNER, Hexagon’s trio of CAM systems for production machining can program any machine tool, including multi-axis, mill-turn, multi-tasking, Swiss-type, and wire EDM machinery. These software applications, including the well-regarded EDGECAM and ESPRIT, along with the new ESPRIT EDGE, offer a comprehensive array of machining cycles, on-machine measurement programming, robust automation tools, machine-optimized G-code, and AI-driven collision-free positioning between cutting zones.

Hexagon provides extensive CNC program simulation and verification capabilities to avoid collisions and optimize code for advanced machinery and complex operations. From the CAM system, machine-specific G-code programs are seamlessly transferred to the NCSIMUL software, creating a digital twin of the machinery, part, and processes. This facilitates cycle-time optimization, setup revision, and program certification.

The suite introduces production-intelligence tools that connect with machine tools, offering real-time insights and asset condition monitoring. Additionally, it supports data-driven planning, quoting, and continuous improvement. Hexagon’s partner, Datanomix, has developed Automated Production Intelligence software, which captures machine performance data and provides mobile machine-tool status alerts, enabling lights-out machining and automation. By leveraging job data, manufacturers can generate more accurate quotes based on past machinery performance.

For high-volume precision manufacturing operations, the suite offers closed-loop quality capabilities, utilizing series metrology data to predict when parts might fall out of tolerance. It automatically performs tooling offsets due to normal wear and tear, eliminating manual calculations and ensuring lights-out production through Hexagon’s Intelligent Machine Control (IMC) software, which employs statistical process control to update the CNC controller directly.

HxGN Production Machining is now available globally through Hexagon and authorized partners. To delve deeper into how this groundbreaking solution addresses manufacturing challenges, a webinar series can be accessed at Webinar Series Link. For more information about Hexagon’s machining technologies, please visit Hexagon Machining Technologies.

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Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.2bn EUR. Learn more at and follow us @HexagonAB.

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