Hexagon Moves Metrology Education Beyond the Classroom
North Kingstown, RIMay 29, 2013Hexagon Metrology today officially unveiled HexagonMetrologyU, the first eLearning portal designed to engage and support the metrology industry. The interactive platform debuts over 30 online courses covering metrology fundamentals, basic and intermediate software- and hardware-specific concepts for portable arms, CMMs, vision systems, laser trackers, and more. HexagonMetrologyU captures and converts the companys global wealth of internal metrology knowledge into online coursework. The self-learning classes concentrate on supplemental metrology skills development to complement classroom training provided at Hexagon Precision Centers throughout the U.S. To test drive the site or enroll in classes, students can register at http://HexagonMetrologyU.com. An introductory video can be found at http://hexagonu.wistia.com/ medias/0k679k1rjq.
HexagonMetrologyU classes are accessible 24/7 from any location via an Internet connection and a web browser. The current online coursework ranges from math for metrology to specific instruction on hardware operation to software programming. Each course offers step-by-step tutorials capturing the know-how of Hexagons veteran application specialists. Metrology fundamentals courses are free to use by students, teachers, metrology novices and experts alike. For those new to online training, there is also an eLearning course. The companys educational initiative will expand in the coming months, as Hexagon plans to increase its online curriculum to more than 80 courses.
Hexagon Metrology delivers world-class training long after our students have left the classroom. The HexagonMetrologyU eLearning portal contains the most up-to-date educational information in the industry, says Al Chiasson, general manager of Hexagon Metrology Services. Through continuous training, employees can hone and expand their practical dimensional metrology skills, resulting in increased productivity and improved competitiveness. HexagonMetrologyU helps students achieve their career goals by learning at their own pace from the comfort of their home or office.
In addition to online classes, Hexagon Metrology offers custom on-site training and nationwide classroom training courses. Their full-time instructors are uniquely qualified to teach metrology skills such as PC-DMIS programming, metrology integration, and CMM operation and maintenance. Hexagon Metrology is the largest provider of CMM training in the U.S. with over 600 classes per year. Their extensive curriculum includes software training in PC-DMIS, Quindos, DOCS, Delcam Powerinspect and Innovmetric Polyworks, as well as hands-on, hardware-specific courses for CMMs, PCMMs, vision inspection systems and more.
Group training classes are held at Hexagon Metrology Precision Centers in the metro areas of Charlotte, North Carolina; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; Detroit, Michigan; Orange County, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Nashville, Tennessee; Providence, Rhode Island; and Seattle, Washington.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology offers a comprehensive range of products and services for all industrial metrology applications in sectors such as automotive, aerospace, energy and medical. We support our customers with actionable measurement information along the complete life cycle of a productfrom development and design to production, assembly and final inspection.
With more than 20 production facilities and 70 Precision Centers for service and demonstrations, and a network of over 100 distribution partners on five continents, we empower our customers to fully control their manufacturing processes, enhancing the quality of products and increasing efficiency in manufacturing plants around the world. For more information, visit www.hexagonmetrology.us.
Hexagon Metrology is part of Hexagon (Nordic exchange: HEXA B). Hexagon is a leading global provider of design, measurement and visualization technologies that enable customers to design, measure and position objects, and process and present data.