ABB strengthens digital offering by acquiring leading pioneer in 3D inspection technology

2017-02-15 - Automotive World article - February 14, 2017
ABB announced today that it has acquired the Spanish start-up company NUB3D, a leading innovator of digital, 3D inspection and quality-control solutions.

The acquisition expands the group’s portfolio of ABB Ability solutions that connect customers to the industrial Internet of Things. ABB Ability builds on the intelligent cloud, using connected devices to generate actionable digital information for a broad range of customers. The two companies have agreed not to disclose the value of the transaction.

NUB3D is a privately owned company headquartered in Barcelona. It supplies 3D white-light scanning sensor technologies, using digital scans to optimize inspection and quality assurance in manufacturing. The sensors can detect defects on a manufactured part with an extremely high level of accuracy.

By combining NUB3D’s proven world-class competence in 3D vision and metrology with ABB’s brand, worldwide reach, and offering and customer support, ABB will be able to create automated turnkey inspection and quality-control systems for automotive original equipment manufacturers, aerospace companies and customers in other sectors such as metals and plastics.

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