HxGN LOCAL | Automotive Summit

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Diamond Banquet Center at Suburban Collection Showplace

46100 Grand River Avenue

Novi, MI 48374

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Please join us for the first-ever HxGN LOCAL | Automotive Summit at the Diamond Banquet Center at Suburban Collection Showplace.

You will see some of the most innovative technologies in the industrial measurement world and get talk one-on-one with industry experts to make your business more efficient and globally competitive.


7:45am-8:30am: Breakfast

8:30am-8:45am: Welcome Remarks

8:45am-9:45am: Keynote Presentation - Automotive Manufacturing: innovation through technology and training presented by Jeff Krause, SME Chief Executive Officer

9:45-10:15: How to Outperform Automotive Check Fixturing with Automated Non-Contact Measurement (Don Manfredi, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence)

10:15-10:45am: Making Quality Smarter – The Power of Environmental Monitoring in Quality Control (Jeff Livingston, Zimmer Biomet)

10:45am-11:00am: Break

11:00am-11:30am: Standardization of Data Fields for an Effective Quality System (Richard Engel, Ford Motor Company)

11:30am-12:00pm: The Measurement Doctor: How Portable Metrology Delivers Quality and Productivity (David Hill, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence)

12:00pm-12:30pm: Cost Reduction Strategies for OEM Automotive (Derek Peeling, Forming Technologies, Inc.)

12:30pm-1:45pm: Lunch

2:00pm-2:30pm – What’s New with PC-DMIS

2:30-4:00 – PC-DMIS one-on-one at Suburban

2:00pm-4:00pm: Transportation will be provided on a loop schedule between Suburban Collection Showplace and the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Wixom Solution Center for special demos and workshops at the Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence Wixom Solution Center

Portable Measuring Arms, Laser Tracker Systems, 3D Laser Scanners & 3D Optical Scanner Systems::

  • Leica Absolute Tracker AT960 with T-Probe/T-Scan, Leica Absolute Tracker AT403
  • ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner (SI) and RS4 Scanner
  • Apodius Composite Inspection System for the ROMER Absolute Arm with Integrated Scanner (SI)
  • AICON StereoScan neo/ AICON PrimeScan
  • WLS400M or QFlash 3DoS solutions

See all of the above solutions during a live automotive scanning session with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and General Motors!

Coordinate Measurement Machines

  • Global S with Compass Scanning
  • Global Advantage HTA Blade

Multisensor & Optical Systems

  • Optiv Performance 443 Dual Z, Optiv Classic 321

Automated Solutions:

  • 360° FMC WLS 400A Single Cell
  • 360° FMC AT960 Single Cell


  • PCDMIS 2017: What’s New with PC-DMIS with Shaun Wissner
  • The Metrology Lounge with PC-DMIS Experts – make an appointment for one-on-one Q&A with a Hexagon Application Engineer – registration coming soon!

Demonstrations of:

  • HxGN SMART Quality
  • Pulse
  • Datapage

Guest Keynote Speaker -

JEFFREY M. KRAUSE Executive Director and CEO, Society of Manufacturing Engineers

Jeffrey M. Krause joined SME as executive director and chief executive officer in December 2014, and is responsible for setting the strategic direction of the organization, while leading day-to-day operations and working closely with customers and stakeholders to enable growth.

Prior to SME, Krause served as vice president of automotive aftermarket and business development for Intraco where he was responsible for the global automotive and heavy-duty aftermarket business, ensuring that key objectives are achieved related to growth, service delivery, branding and profitability. Krause began his career with General Motors in 1977 and transitioned to Delphi in 1999. He has extensive experience in many facets of the business and has served in key leadership positions, including general management, business development, sales and strategic planning at the product line and corporate levels. Krause served as vice chairman of the General Motors Foundation and has led several acquisitions and divestitures for GM and Delphi.

Krause holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration from Kettering University and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University.

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46100 Grand River Avenue

Novi, MI 48374

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