A flourishing precision engineering firm has chosen a Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence co- ordinate measuring machine to boost its capabilities as part of a £4 million investment project in new plant facilities.

A&M EDM is using the GLOBAL Performance CMM, which includes a Leitz analogue scanning probe, to help reverse engineer parts and scan intricate profiles as well as perform multi-point standard measurement tasks.


According to quality manager Kevin Powell, the machine’s versatility was one of the key reasons why Hexagon was selected ahead of other suppliers.

“Not only was it the best value-for-money compared to similar competitor equipment, but it also offered the flexibility of multi-point measurement and scanning capabilities on a single, high accuracy machine.

“I cannot speak highly enough of the professionalism of Hexagon staff from the initial enquiry right through to the commissioning of the machine,” he said.

The company has created a purpose-built, temperature-controlled cleanroom for its metrology operations after purchasing an additional 33,000 sq ft facility at its site in Smethwick, West Midlands.

The expansion programme means the business is now able to tackle larger packages of work for customers typically involved in the aerospace, medical and high performance engineering sectors, added Kevin.

Hexagon will unveil the latest addition to its co-ordinate measuring machine range at MACH on stand 5710. The GLOBAL EVO includes new technologies such as Fly2 Mode, which reduces program execution times by automatically generating and implementing the most efficient path between points.