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9/19/2016

Hexagon Acquires Fiber Composite Part Metrology Startup

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Apodius, based in Germany, currently serves automotive, and aerospace OEMs and suppliers.

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Hexagon AB (Stockholm, Sweden) has acquired Apodius GmbH, a startup specializing in measurement solutions for fiber composite components. Based in Germany, Apodius was founded in 2012 and serves OEMs as well as suppliers in the automotive, aerospace, electronics and appliance industries with the development, production and integration of measurement solutions for carbon fiber.

Carbon composite materials are enablers for lightweight structures in various fields including aerospace, automotive and renewable energy. Furthering Hexagon’s strategy to expand its expertise and portfolio to support current and future manufacturing trends, the Apodius acquisition adds core capabilities to support the implementation of measurement solutions in multi-layered, textile-reinforced structures for extremely light, rigid and robust fiber composite components, the company says.

“The requirements for composite fiber inspection go beyond the classical dimensional metrology which Hexagon’s current offering provides,” says Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence President Norbert Hanke. “Apodius’ solutions offer a perfect complement to our portfolio in terms of technology and application expertise.”

Apodius Co-CEOs, Alexander Leutner and Jonathan Roberz, add, “Providing highly accurate positioning data, Hexagon’s solutions fit perfectly to our sensors. Furthermore, joining Hexagon is a great opportunity to bring our technology to composite production lines all over the world.”

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