Hexagon AB Acquires External-Array Software

External-Array’s RationalDMIS software is expected to enhance Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division’s metrology software offerings. 

Hexagon AB (Stockholm, Sweden) recently announced the acquisition of External-Array Software, a software development company that specializes in providing user-friendly and high-functionality metrology software for coordinate measuring machine (CMM) manufacturers. Founded in China in 2005, External-Array joins Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division.

With simplified programming modes, customization capabilities and strong compatibility, External-Array’s solutions have helped the company establish an international reputation and a large customer base in China. RationalDMIS CMM software, developed by External-Array, features an intuitive interface and drag-and drop-programming, designed to help trainees quickly acquire the required operational skills and knowledge. 

“The acquisition of External-Array further enriches Hexagon’s metrology software solutions, providing more software choices for entry-level CMMs,” says Norbert Hanke, President and CEO of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence. “The customization function of RationalDMIS software in particular offers customers a solution tailored to their operations, helping them to target their needs and objectives and drive productivity.”

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