Metrology holds a clue to how the story of manufacturing can be retold along bold new lines, says Ole Rollén, president and CEO of Hexagon. In his keynote address at the recent HxGN Live event, he made the point that, in manufacturing, dimensional measurement data have to be part of the total process narrative—from beginning to end.
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