Hexagon Metrology, Inc. and Hendrick Motorsports today announced a multi-year partnership agreement that makes Hexagon Metrology the Official Provider of Dimensional Metrology Products and Services to Hendrick Motorsports.
Hendrick Motorsports, winner of a record 10 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championships, is a longtime user of Hexagon Metrology products for inspection and manufacturing of race car body, chassis and engine components. The official partnership -- the first between the two companies -- expands Hendrick Motorsports' in-house capabilities with multiple additional measuring systems, including ROMER Absolute Arms, GridLok portable measuring arm volume expansion systems, and Brown & Sharpe coordinate measuring machines.
"Hendrick Motorsports realized early on the value that precision metrology brings to the unique demands of NASCAR racing," said Angus Taylor, president and CEO of Hexagon Metrology Inc. "Our precision center in the Charlotte area worked extensively with the NASCAR Research and Development Center to develop the methodology to enforce COT (Car of Tomorrow) design rules and exacting standards for chassis design. Hendrick Motorsports was an early adopter of our technologies for two important tasks: to ensure the vehicles they design and build conform to their team's desired tolerances, and to ensure the race car and engine components put into competition meet Hendrick Motorsports standards."
Hexagon Metrology is the largest global provider of metrology products and value-added services, serving the needs of motor sports teams and industries worldwide.
"To have Hexagon Metrology support us in this new way is a big asset for Hendrick Motorsports," said Doug Duchardt, Hendrick Motorsports' vice president of development. "The manufacturing and assembly of race cars and race engines to tight tolerances is a demanding challenge. Hexagon's complete offering of metrology equipment, including Hexagon's ROMER Arm, have been significant contributors to our performance, repeatability and consistency from week to week."
About Hendrick Motorsports
Since 1984, Hendrick Motorsports (HendrickMotorsports.com) has earned 198 race victories and a record 10 car owner championships in NASCAR's premier division, the Sprint Cup Series. The organization fields four full-time Chevrolet teams on the Sprint Cup circuit with drivers Mark Martin, Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Headquartered in Concord, N.C., Hendrick Motorsports employs more than 500 people. Follow us twitter.com/TeamHendrick and facebook.com/HendrickMotorsports.
About Hexagon Metrology
Hexagon Metrology (HexagonMetrology.com) is part of the Hexagon AB Group and includes leading metrology brands such as Brown & Sharpe, Cognitens, DEA, Leica Geosystems (Metrology Division), Leitz, m&h Inprocess Messtechnik, Optiv, PC-DMIS, QUINDOS, ROMER and TESA. Hexagon Metrology brands represent an unrivaled global installed base of millions of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), portable measuring systems and handheld instruments, and tens of thousands of metrology software licenses. Hexagon Metrology empowers its customers to fully control manufacturing processes that rely on dimensional precision, ensuring that products manufactured precisely conform to the original product design. The company offering of machines, systems and software is complemented by a wide range of product support, aftermarket and value-added services.
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