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Hexagon AB Acquires Optical 3D Metrology Company AICON 3D Systems

by • April 26, 2016 • No Comments

As the 3D scanning market is set to expand over the next few years, the Swedish-based company Hexagon AB is preparing for the assumeed market boom with a new acquisition. Acting as one of the major global providers of information technologies, Hexagon has only revealed that they’ve acquired AICON 3D System, the Braunschweig, Germany-based optical and transportable non-contact 3D measuring processs provider.

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Founded in 1990, AICON has been assisting different types of industrial manufacturers in the car, aerospace, shipbuilding, renewable energy, and mechanical engineering sectors with their 3D scanning and optical measurement processs. Aside of the AICON 3D scanning process, the company in addition offers TubeInspect, that allows for for tube and wire measurement with optical gauge, and in addition their MoveInspect Technology, that provides modular transportable Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM). Together, these services manufacture AICON one of the top providers of optical 3D metrology innovation.


AICON TubeInspect device

“AICON is a recognised brand with sturdy core technical ability across its development teams and its scanner portfolio is a strategic fit,”said Ola Rollén, Hexagon’s President and CEO . “We in addition see opportunities for international expansion of AICON’s wider portfolio throughout Hexagon’s global footprint.”

AICON already has 140 employees stretched out across Germany, as well as in their subsidiaries located in China, Korea, Japan, and the United States. With the new acquisiton by Hexagon, AICON hopes to provide their 3D scanning products to an actually wider audience. “Joining Hexagon is a excellent opportunity to bring our first-class AICON scanner products to a wide range of customers worldwide,”commented Carl-Thomas Schneider and Werner Bösemann, the CEOs of AICON 3D Systems.


The German company can be fully consolidated by the end of April, and can join the ranks of the 16,000 employees in 46 countries that work for Hexagon. With the capital and wide-reaching recognition that Hexagon AB has, I assume AICON’s 3D scanning and optical 3D metrology innovation processs to become actually additional powerful, low-priced, and efficient in the near next.


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