Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence-managed Silverstone Park Metrology Facility opens

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The Silverstone Park Metrology Facility, managed by Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, has been officially opened. Described as Britain’s first dedicated subcontract inspection metrology centre, the 3,000 ft2 state-of-the-art facility is a joint venture between Silverstone Park developer MEPC and metrology expert Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence.

John Drover, sales manager for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have launched this specialist facility within the iconic Silverstone Park and are hugely excited about the real, tangible difference this will make to not only SME and start-up businesses, but to industry as a whole."Our team of engineers and application metrology specialists is able to deliver inspection, validation, and quality control of components through the use of Hexagon systems that are capable of measuring to the sub-micron level, enabling our customers to achieve high performance and accuracy each and every time.

“Through this new facility, we are opening up exclusive access to both the equipment and the support to enable Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 suppliers across the UK to achieve first-rate provable standards. By also offering dedicated training programmes, along with networking opportunities, this new facility will help to both facilitate growth and development across the SME sector and raise standards industry wide.”

MEPC’s Roz Bird, commercial director of Silverstone Park, commented: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the team at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence to launch this fantastic new facility, which will provide SMEs with unique access to a wealth of support and specialist expertise.

“The launch of the metrology facility is a key element of our overall vision for Silverstone Park, which is to create a global destination for engineering, innovation and business development.

“It is also a key facility for the Silverstone Technology Cluster, which aims to support the exceptional engineering skills of the companies in the region and attract investment to enable companies to grow.”

Chris Heaton-Harris, MP for Daventry, added: “The facility is extraordinary and it is obviously not just a nation-leading but a global-leading facility in the heart of Silverstone, which is a hub that is on fire for engineering and precision engineering. The future seems exceptionally bright and exceptionally global for the businesses around here.

“When you get businesses like this in the heart of a thriving engineering community, you become the centre of the global chatter around it. If you are a start-up or someone investing, you will want to be near it or part of it. For Silverstone – for this region – this is exceptionally good news.

“Some of the work we are seeing here being done by computer aided design (CAD), robots and lasers means the facility looks like an operating theatre. Metrology has obviously moved on massively and I think this facility takes metrology to a whole new level.”