Hexagon expands into optical 3D metrology market
AICON provides optical and portable non-contact 3D measuring systems for industrial manufacturing.
Hexagon AB has acquired AICON 3D Systems, a provider of optical and portable non-contact 3D measuring systems for industrial manufacturing.
Based in Braunschweig, Germany, AICON’s technology portfolio includes portable coordinate measuring machines for universal applications and specialized optical 3D measuring systems that enable efficient, high-precision monitoring, quality assurance and control in manufacturing production. The company has been involved with the measuring needs of automotive manufacturers and companies in the aerospace, shipbuilding, renewable energy and mechanical engineering markets for over 25 years.
With over 140 employees, AICON has a direct presence in Germany, subsidiaries in China, Korea, Japan, and the U.S. and a network of resellers worldwide supported by its field support resources.
“AICON is a recognised brand with strong core technical competence across its development teams and its scanner portfolio is a strategic fit,” said Hexagon President and CEO Ola Rollén. “We also see opportunities for international expansion of AICON’s wider portfolio throughout Hexagon’s global footprint.”