Featured Product
This Week in Quality Digest Live
Metrology Features
Catherine Cooksey
Ensuring that measurements aid the broader industrial and scientific communities that depend on them
MIT News
They can quickly learn to optimize building microclimates for both energy consumption and user preference
Loretta Marie Perera
3D scanning and printing an impossible-to-find, 100-year-old distributor cap
NVision Inc.
Laser scans of large and small surfaces performed in just three days
Douglas Allen
Removing the random noise component from the observation, leaving the signal component

More Features

Metrology News
Designed for precise measurement of form, featuring new levels of flexibility and speed
Single- and three-axis shop-floor dimensional measuring machines for industrial manufacturers
Precision optical instrument helps ventilator maker increase specialty valve production in response to shortage
Allows team to focus on quality control in dimensional measurements and overall machining process
Contactless sensors measure rotating shafts in industrial benchtop and test and measurement applications
3DCS Design Variation Analyst, 3DCS Viewer, and 3DCS Mechanical Variation Modeler create a scalable solution to tolerance analysis and simulation
Operators can monitor full process, including cooling cycle, which can be altered to change the microstructure of parts to suit needs
Infrared cameras, structured light scanning, and electron imaging provide extensive and detailed data on every part

More News

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Metrology

Brown & Sharpe and the Measure of American Industry

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence hosts book signing of Gerald Carbone’s new book

Published: Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 11:00

(Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence: North Kingstown, RI) -- Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America hosted an exclusive celebratory event and book signing last night to recognize the nearly 185years of Rhode Island's rich industrial history. The event showcased Gerald Carbone’s new book titled Brown & Sharpe and the Measure of American Industry (McFarland, 2017), which honors the legacy of Henry D. Sharpe Jr. In 2001, Hexagon AB and Hexagon Metrology, Inc. (now Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence) acquired Brown & Sharpe, an influential machine tool and metrology pioneer.

The speaker program included Rhode Island Lt. Governor Dan McKee; Douglas Sharpe (son of Henry Sharpe Jr.); Angus Taylor, president of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence North America; and emcee Bridget Benedetti, director of marketing and customer experience.

Author Gerald Carbon (left) with Lt. Governor Dan McKee and Bridget Benedetti (right)

Keynote speaker and author Gerald Carbone engaged the audience with his story about how Brown & Sharpe changed the world and created the metrology industry. Carbone presented a captivating narrative of how Providence, Rhode Island, and a cast of inventors and bold businessmen nurtured Rhode Island’s unique location and skilled workforce into a global leader in advanced manufacturing.

Carbone is a biographer and a former journalist for 25 years, mostly for the Providence Journal. The new title is Carbone’s third book.

The Rhode Island Historical Society set up three display cases of Brown & Sharpe instrumentation from its extensive archives. Morgan Grefe, executive director, and Dana Munroe, registrar, engaged the crowd with their knowledge of the artifacts and their historical significance. Other special guests included dignitaries from the Rhode Island Manufacturing Association, Polaris MEP, Bryant University, New England Institute of Technology, the Town of North Kingstown, the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce, the Rhode Island press, and more.

Discuss

About The Author

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence’s picture

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps industrial manufacturers develop the disruptive technologies of today and the life-changing products of tomorrow. As a leading metrology and manufacturing solution specialist, our expertise in sensing, thinking and acting – the collection, analysis and active use of measurement data – gives our customers the confidence to increase production speed and accelerate productivity while enhancing product quality.

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence is part of Hexagon, a leading global provider of information technologies that drive quality and productivity across geospatial and industrial enterprise applications.