Independent measurement solutions provider Status Metrology and metrology specialist Hexagon are celebrating a 20-year partnership that the pair say helped pave the way for a second-user CMM market in the UK. Nottingham-based Status spotted a gap in the market in the late 1990s and pitched the idea of becoming a supplier of retrofit legacy CMMs alongside its established service and calibration operation.
“We spoke to all the manufacturers but it was only with Brown & Sharpe, which was later acquired by Hexagon, that we found synergy,” explains Tony Tillett, Status Metrology’s managing director. “They shared our vision that there were opportunities for upgrading machines.” As well as supplying second-user bridge, side-arm and gantry CMMs, Status also offers a selection of new machines, sensors and Hexagon’s PC-DMIS inspection software.
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