Brown & Sharpe brand Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs), optical measuring systems, 1D, 2D and 3D benchtop measuring machines and precision hand tools represent the highest quality in design, construction and performance.
Brown & Sharpe is a division of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence (Metrology)., a multinational corporation focused mainly on metrological tools and technology. During the 19th and 20th centuries, Brown & Sharpe was one of the best-known and most influential machine tool builders and was a leading manufacturer of instruments for machinists (such as micrometers and indicators). Its reputation and influence were such that its name is often considered to be inseparably paired with certain industrial standards that it helped establish, including:
The American wire gauge (AWG) standard for wire;
The Brown & Sharpe taper in machine tool spindle tapers;
The Brown & Sharpe worm thread form for worm gears.
Since being acquired by Hexagon in 2001, Brown and Sharpe has concentrated exclusively on metrology equipment.