Hexagon Announces Nexus for Smart Manufacturing

Nexus will enable real-time data sharing between different design, simulation and production applications.

Nexus will enable real-time data sharing between different design, simulation and production applications.

Nexus will connect different applications to form workflows, and combine technologies to develop solutions to engineering and manufacturing problems, from concept to delivery. Image courtesy of Hexagon.


Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division has announced an open platform for smart manufacturing, Nexus, which is designed to transform how technology professionals collaborate and innovate.

Announced at Hexagon’s HxGN LIVE Global 2022 conference in Las Vegas, Nexus will enable real-time data sharing between different design, simulation and production applications. It will connect different applications to form workflows, and combine technologies to develop solutions to engineering and manufacturing problems, from concept to delivery. It will empower cross-functional teams to leverage fragmented digital data by improving visibility and connectivity, and help them gain insight, bring their ideas to life faster, and produce higher quality results, the company reports.

Nexus is the foundation for Hexagon’s new solution offerings in the smart manufacturing space. It is capable of leveraging Hexagon data sources from across the portfolio, connecting hundreds of Hexagon design and engineering, production and metrology software tools and unlocking new insights from metrology devices and connected machines. First-in-class cloud-native visualizations and data management solutions such as HxGN Metrology Reporting and MaterialCenter have been built as cloud-native connected applications, and will be connected through Nexus.

Hexagon is also developing purpose-built solutions through the platform that combine multiple technologies to help users to improve productivity and digitally optimize complex processes and workflows. One example is a “ready-to-go” workflow for 3D printing an optimized reverse-engineered part that could be used, for example, to streamline the repair of grounded aircraft components. This workflow connects data from a 3D laser scan to Hexagon products such as RECreate, MSC Apex Generative Design, MaterialCenter and Simufact Additive, as well as connecting to a third-party application called CADS Additive to improve productivity and enable rapid collaboration to address production issues.

To learn more and sign up for updates visit https://www.hexagonmi.com/nexus.

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