Created specifically for the Hexagon Absolute Arm, TubeShaper is the most advanced tube measurement software Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence has ever produced. Drawing on 30 years’ experience in the tube industry, it combines the best features of its predecessors with cutting-edge technology to create software that is highly advanced yet totally intuitive, even to users with little experience of tube, pipe or bent-wire measurement.
Designed to maximise production efficiency and reduce scrap, TubeShaper features direct connections to CNC tube bending machines, automatic measurement plan creation and direct import of CAD models in a user-friendly package.
Offering a state-of-the-art user interface, TubeShaper enables you to fully harness the measurement potential of the Hexagon Absolute Arm for all tube inspection applications. The calculation and application of spring-back values, bend corrections, reverse engineering and part-to-CAD tube inspection are now easier and faster than ever before, guaranteeing time and cost savings right there on the shop floor in a single and simple package.
TubeShaper is the product of over three decades of experience in tube inspection, and was developed in close collaboration with some of the world’s leading tube producers. The result is a software package that is perfectly suited to the needs of today’s quality managers and shop-floor users. Measurement plans are created automatically during first-part inspection or can be entirely defined and set up prior to measurement, making batch measurements faster while guaranteeing repeatability. Full tube assemblies including welded brackets, hangers and flanges can also be checked thanks to TubeShaper’s advanced CAD engine and the tactile probe of the Hexagon Absolute Arm. Tube measurement software has never been so complete.
Hexagon's Manufacturing Intelligence Division