SILVERSTONE PARK'S HEXAGON METROLOGY CENTRE
Silverstone Park is home to the Hexagon Metrology Centre – the UK’s only dedicated sub-contract inspection metrology facility.
It’s a real feather in the cap for the many high-tech SMEs and start-up businesses located in the surrounding region (the Silverstone Technology Cluster).
The facility predominantly supports SMEs by offering them much greater access to state-of-the-art precision measuring machinery, as well as training and meaningful networking events.
It is managed by Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division – the world leader in the science of metrology and a technical partner to the Red Bull Formula 1 team.
See below for more information on how the facility provides:
• Sub-contract inspection
• Metrology network & membership
• Schools & student support
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Your Metrology Facility
We believe that start-up and SME businesses here in Britain deserve the very best support and that includes access to the most cutting-edge equipment available, opportunities to network and develop relationships, and world-leading training and development. We’re also committed to educating, enthusing and empowering the next generation of engineers and technicians.
Working with Hexagon, we’ve opened a Metrology facility that provides all of this and more. Together we can revolutionise the future for SMEs and start-ups across the advanced engineering world.
Silverstone Park Metrology Network
Network membership is open to all businesses, with current members representing a diverse range of sectors from motorsport engineers and design specialists to surgical practitioners and fit-out contractors.
For a small annual fee, you’re provided with the opportunity to access and benefit from regular industry events, technology information days and bi-monthly networking forums, which welcome prestigious guest speakers who share their own knowledge and expertise. Event themes cover everything from defence and academia through to motorsport and technology, and we’re always open to suggestions from our members for any future events.
As a member you can also use the dedicated Members’ Lounge and you’ll get discounted contract inspection services, deals on training courses and preferential access to the latest technology and expert support. Best of all, Hexagon is keen to offer a subsidised rate for SMEs and start-ups to make Metrology Network Membership as accessible as possible.
Measuring Value Precisely
Metrology is the science of measurement and it is how we can ensure the accuracy, performance and quality of all parts.
We believe that quality drives productivity and should play an active role in the manufacturing process. Not only can metrology save you money by highlighting any problems at the earliest stage (thereby avoiding expensive re-machining or scrapping) but it gives assurance to your end client – and the wider supply chain – that you take quality seriously.
And when you’re using the equipment there’s an added cachet and mark of approval. Formula 1 teams and prestigious OEMs rely on Hexagon to enable them to work at speed and with confidence and they are proud to set a benchmark for international measurement standards.
Sub-contract Inspection Facility
As well as coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) and optical multi-sensor systems, articulated measuring arms and portable laser trackers for large-volume measurement, the Metrology Centre has a range of additional precision instruments and complementary OEM products available to support your sub-contract inspection requirements. Combine all of this with access to Hexagon’s dedicated team of engineers and you have a truly valuable resource centre.
Our purpose-built “Learning Centre” provides the opportunity for classroom-based learning on all areas of metrology. With the support of Hexagon, we provide day-to-day software and equipment training, metrology-focused courses, which provide nationally-recognised certification, and the NPL Dimensional Measurement training, levels 1 and 2.
This dedicated training facility has been set up to support the development of best practices and to help you and your team push for perfection in all that you do. Courses are available to all, but Hexagon offers preferential access and rates to members of the Silverstone Park Metrology Network.
Schools & Student Support
We’re committed to supporting the next generation, and in educating young people about the real value of engineering to our society. Whether that’s encouraging more youngsters to consider a future in advanced engineering or helping those already embarking on a career in the sector to better understand high-performance metrology.
We’re proud to work with universities, technical colleges, further and higher education establishments and schools to raise awareness, standards and the aspirations of the designers, engineers and entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Furthermore, Hexagon’s metrology team contributes as business volunteers for Silverstone Park’s Inspiration for Innovation careers programme with local secondary schools. The team has also been instrumental in Silverstone Park’s new coding club (Full STEAM Ahead!) for local junior school children.