Showcasing India’s Engineering Excellence and Innovation at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence User Conference India 2023 


Showcasing India’s Engineering Excellence and Innovation at Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence User Conference India 2023 

  • The two-day event, hosted at ITC Chola, Chennai, draws attendance from industry experts across automotive, aerospace, manufacturing, academia, and more
  • Day 1 explores structures, materials, quality, and processes in manufacturing intelligence
  • Day 2 brings a dynamic exploration of industry insights, innovations, and additive manufacturing 
  • Distinguished Hexagon speakers like Mahesh Kailasam, Alexander Freund, and Stephen Graham among others share their expert insights and solutions on the industry
  • Speakers from Ashok Leyland, Stellantis, IIT Chennai, and Mahindra will also be at the event
  • Over 110 technical papers on advanced technologies across multiple domains are being presented, showcasing cutting-edge work in these industries

Chennai, The much-awaited Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence User Conference India 2023 is currently underway, as it commences its two-day customer-focused event at ITC Grand Chola, Chennai. After a two-year hiatus, Hexagon’s annual conference for the Indian manufacturing industry returns as an in-person gathering, hosting over 1,000 attendees on Day 1 alone. The conference brings together industry leaders, experts, and visionaries from the engineering and manufacturing community.

The theme for this year is “Engineering Quality: From Concept to Customer”. The conference focuses on the importance of Quality in driving success and innovation. Hexagon understands that robust quality systems and processes optimise business practices, facilitate continuous improvement, and enable smarter manufacturing. By prioritising Quality, Hexagon aims to exceed customer expectations to help deliver products and solutions that demonstrate unrivalled reliability and performance. The company believes that there needs to be a culture of quality built into every single aspect of the manufacturing ecosystem. While India is well on its way to being the next manufacturing capital of the world, a culture focused on quality will catapult the process to get there.

Keynote speakers at the Hexagon Manufacturing Industry User Conference India 2023 include Mahesh Kailasam, SVP & GM, Design & Engineering; Alexander Freund, Director, Production Software; Som Chakraborti, Global Director of Metrology & QA Software; Boon Choon Lim, President, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, division, Korea, ASEAN, Pacific and India; and Stephen Graham, EVP and GM, Nexus from Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. Dr. K. Subramanian, Senior Vice President, Ashok Leyland; Murali Balasubramanian, Automotive Research & Advanced Engineering, INDIA head, Stellantis; Mahesh V P, Dean IIT, Chennai; Dr.Suryanarayana Prasad A N, Head – Simulation and Analytics, Ashok Leyland; Sridhar Lingan, Sr. Principal Engineer – CAE (Crash & Occupant), CFD & Methods Development, Mahindra will also make keynote addresses during the event.

“Achieving engineering excellence is an ongoing journey that requires deeper innovation, collaboration, and a continuous proactive approach to customer needs,” says Sridhar Dharmarajan, EVP & MD – India,

Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division. “The Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence User Conference India 2023 serves as a platform where industry leaders from across the world come together to unravel the dynamic interplay between quality, technology, and customer-centric solutions.

The response, energy, and interactions remain exceptional as Day 1 (September 5, 2023) presents attendees with an immersive experience from Hexagon product users centred around quality, structures, materials, and processes. The day, highlighted by the welcome note from Sridhar Dharmarajan, and Boon Choon Lim, president – KAI, Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, explores subjects including auto-related structures and materials, technical papers, and trend analysis. Attendees also engage in trend analysis discussions, highlighting the evolving landscape. The day’s focus on industry expertise and collaborative spirit lays a strong foundation for further exploration, which is demonstrated in the plethora of technical papers on advanced technologies presented in multiple tracks focused on specialised domains.

Day 2 (September 6, 2023) focuses on additive manufacturing discussions, featuring keynote presentations, industry insights, and pioneering solutions in structures, materials, and processes. Notable sessions include an industry keynote by Murali Balasubramanian of Stellantis, a deep dive into agile simulation process data management, and an exploration of the Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) in commercial vehicles. Other sessions on the agenda for the day include optimization, simulation, and predictive analysis, culminating in awards and a closing note.

Attendees also get the opportunity to grab a glimpse of Nexus, Hexagon’s cutting-edge digital reality platform for manufacturers in India. The ground-breaking open cloud platform facilitates data access, real-time collaboration, and feedback between engineering and manufacturing, enabling teams to work together and solve problems with a level of interaction that was previously unattainable.

Leveraging cutting-edge cloud technologies, co-developed with Microsoft, Nexus empowers engineers to leverage data seamlessly across the product lifecycle. It marks a paradigm shift, where insights are accessible in real-time, reshaping decision-making, problem-solving, and time to market. Nexus debuts with transformative solutions such as Metrology Reporting, Metrology Asset Manager, Materials Connect, Materials Enrich, 3D Whiteboard, Design for Additive Manufacturing, and Connected Worker, with Hexagon’s ecosystem continuously expanding to drive innovation further while ensuring quality and excellence.

Stephen Graham, EVP and GM for Nexus at Hexagon, affirms, “With the launch of Nexus, we step into an interconnected future where innovation thrives with the digital connection that binds us. Nexus is Hexagon’s response to the industry’s need for collaborative harmony, designed to empower processes to transcend limitations. The platform is a testament to our dedication to reshaping the manufacturing landscape.”

“Nexus is one among many of the technological advancements we plan to unveil over the next 6 to 12 months, underscoring our commitment to our customers for driving engineering innovations,” adds Sridhar Dharmarajan.