New generation of URI engineering students will be prepared for data-powered Smart Manufacturing
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division announced today it has formed a collaborative partnership with the University of Rhode Island, College of Engineering. Hexagon will provide manufacturing technologies to enable a rich research environment for undergraduate and graduate programs focused on advanced manufacturing. In October, URI opened its new 190,000-square-foot, six-story Fascitelli Center for Advanced Engineering. The new facility will strengthen the College's global leadership in engineering education. The work conducted there will build on research in the areas of clean energy, nanotechnology, robotics, cybersecurity, water for the world, biomedical technology, smart cities and sensors and instrumentation. Hexagon, a multinational company with the North American headquarters of its Manufacturing Intelligence division in Rhode Island, has supported engineering students with an internship program and study abroad assistance.
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence division is a long-time supporter of URI's International Engineering Program that combines engineering, foreign language and study abroad to prepare students for 21st century careers. Many of the company’s employees are URI graduates. Taking the partnership to a new level, Hexagon will provide the facility with state-of-the-industry metrology systems, applications software for both measurement and Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM), as well as sophisticated simulation software tools for design engineering. Hexagon’s diverse portfolio of hardware and software makes factories smarter, and helps manufacturers drive Smart Factory initiatives forward.