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By: Dirk Dusharme @ Quality Digest

Hexagon Metrology Inc. announced its latest product today at Quality Expo South in Charlotte, North Carolina—the Leica Absolute Tracker AT401, the industry’s first wireless, battery powered laser tracker.

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Wilcox Associates Inc., a Hexagon Metrology company, recently announced the release of PC-DMIS Planner software. The toolset improves the flow of information between the design department, which designs parts in the virtual CAD world, and the engineering department, which manages the quality control function and inspects “as built” parts in the real world. PC-DMIS Planner was developed to create a formalized two-directional data flow between a CAD model and its related inspection part programs.

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Citing excess capacity and efficiency as the key reasons, Hexagon Metrology is closing its plant in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. During the past year, the plant, which assembled Sheffield brand products, has been shifting operations to Hexagon’s new facility in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. The move was part of an overall operational consolidation effort, and to take advantage of the superior assembly capabilities of the Rhode Island facility, according to William Fetter, director of marketing and communications for Hexagon Metrology.

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(Hexagon Metrology: London) -- Following on its recent acquisition of Mahr Multisensor and further expanding its already large footprint in the international metrology market, Hexagon has recently acquired all outstanding assets and intellectual property of Mycrona GmbH, a manufacturer of state-of-the-art 3-D multisensor coordinate measuring machines.

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On Dec. 4, a California-based consumer watchdog group announced that testing performed by them on the enormously popular Zhu Zhu Pets showed that levels of the heavy metal antimony were in excess of federal limits. In an announcement picked up by national media, GoodGuide stated that their tests on Mr. Squiggles, performed using a NITON XL3t series X-ray fluorescence (XRF) scanner, had detected antimony levels of 93 to 106 parts per million, way in excess of the federal standard of 60 parts per million.

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I recently got a phone call from one of our service providers asking me to participate in a short survey to assess their service quality. This provider handles part of our business infrastructure and so I was more than happy to answer some questions. I won’t name the company for reasons I will explain later.

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On October 8, the federal government arrested three people in Southern California on suspicion of selling counterfeit integrated circuits (ICs) used in the manufacture of electronic devices to the U.S. Navy. The government executed search warrants at three business locations, two residences, and a storage facility in California alleged to be connected to the case.