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About New River Kinematics

New River Kinematics (NRK) is an engineering company that develops and supports high quality, portable metrology software solutions. Our software, combined with our engineering and spatial relationships expertise, provides comprehensive engineering solutions and helps make our customers' manufacturing processes more accurate, efficient, cost-effective, and ultimately more productive. Serving large-scale manufacturers around the globe from a variety of industries (aerospace, shipbuilding, automotive, energy, and satellite), we take a big-picture approach to solving engineering challenges and work closely with our customers throughout the entire process.

Since our founding in 1994, our two primary categories of work have included the continuous development of SpatialAnalyzer® (SA) and building custom software packages for key customers. Click here to learn about the history of NRK.


Since entering the field in 1994, NRK has focused on two areas of work. First, NRK continues to build and enhance SpatialAnalyzer┬« (SA), NRK’s core metrology software package. Second, NRK provides custom software development solutions that address metrology applications and typically focus on custom integration with factory production processes. In addition to having long associations with numerous manufacturers of large-scale parts and assemblies, NRK has extensive experience and a proven track record of success in architecting and implementing production-level, metrology-based solutions. These include solutions involving complex geometries, optimization algorithms, and automated systems.


Based in Williamsburg, Virginia, NRK was founded in 1994 by two PhD mechanical engineers who also specialize in computational kinematics. Click here to read more about the early history of NRK. The NRK founders possess a unique combination of skills including software development, robotic simulation and control, coordinate metrology, engineering database management, and molecular modeling. NRK has grown since its founding to include a talented team of industry-trained engineers for further software development and customer support. NRK was acquired by Hexagon AB in December 2012. NRK is a subsidiary of Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence and continues to pursue its mission to develop and support high quality software that interfaces with all portable metrology hardware.


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Introduction to SA