I am very happy that HxGN LIVE is coming to Asia for the first time. When I attended the HxGN LIVE event in the U.S. last year, I was incredibly impressed with the inspiring messages, sharing of the latest technology trends, live demonstrations and chance to network with so many people from all across the globe.
Some of the memorable events for me were the presentations by technology partners like Infiniti Red Bull Racing and Bromley Technologies. Red Bull’s video on the fastest pit stop in the world was really impressive, and I’m delighted to hear that the team will be joining us in Hong Kong to share their inspirational stories with our APAC customers. Bromley’s presentation on the Olympic sport of skeleton was also very interesting. How often do we get to meet Olympians? I had the privilege of dining at the same table as Olympian and World Skeleton Champion Kristan Bromley, learning all about his sport and hearing how he used our ROMER Absolute Arm to inspect the sleds his company manufactures.
Such encounters are part of the beauty of HxGN LIVE. The event is a unique platform where all the Hexagon divisions come together to showcase our technology to thousands of customers. These customers can network and hear from one another about how they overcome production challenges and find creative ways to build new solutions for future. Perhaps you will meet your own customers here or your suppliers – or potentially even new customers.
In Hong Kong, we will have areas of The Zone technology expo dedicated to different industry sectors so customers can see live displays of solutions relevant to their industry. There will be application-based presentations describing new technologies in manufacturing, Industry 4.0 principles and how Hexagon Metrology can partner customers to improve their productivity and bottom line.
In the past, we provided the world’s most comprehensive portfolio of quality control systems. Today, with the acquisitions of statistical process control experts Q-DAS and CAD/CAM developer Vero Software, alongside our advanced shop-floor metrology solutions, in-process sensors from m&h and enterprise-level metrology management software in MMS, we are able to offer more integrated solutions that provide manufacturing intelligence for our customers. For example, instead of spending eight hours measuring a typical car body, our 360˚ SIMS system can measure one in a matter of minutes and provide actionable information in real time. This has a big impact on customers’ productivity and enables faster decision making – this is the type of innovation attendees at HxGN LIVE Hong Kong can expect to see.
I look forward to meeting many of our valued customers and business partners at the conference and spending an exciting three days discussing future challenges in manufacturing.
Lim Boon Choon
Hexagon Metrology Asia Pacific
Lim Boon Choon oversees the business of Hexagon Metrology in the Asia-Pacific market outside China. He joined the company in 2012, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience in the process industry.