Brown & Sharp (Hexagon) One

Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM)

Brown & Sharp, now known as Hexagon, retained Integrated Design Systems to assist them in developing their new CMM instrument based on a unique concept of casting the entire framework on a monolithic specially formulated epoxy composite. The unique medical product design for this CMM was based on their novel method of design and construction for the frame.

Our design team explored numerous forms based on the product function and desire to create a unique identity. Medical design concepts were created based on the functional requirements, user interface and visual integration of the CMM with a solid structural steel base. The resulting structure introduced an elegant sculptural form within an otherwise rectilinear machine without compromising its functional intent. This design concept not only branded this device with a unique look, but it also was designed to comply with Brown and Sharp’s budgetary constraints.