Hexagon Partners With Australian AI Specialists Augment Technologies

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(Hexagon: Tucson, AZ) — Hexagon, a global leader in digital reality solutions combining sensor, software, and autonomous technologies, announced it is partnering with Western Australia’s Augment Technologies to help mines maximize ore yield and optimize operational efficiencies by accurately accounting for blast movement. The partnership will harness a blend of block model data, artificial intelligence, bespoke movement models, and measured 3D movement data to create a blast movement solution that enables mines to unlock significant value.

Augment Technologies leverages a physics engine powered by an AI algorithm to create a Muckpile Block Model that is continuously improved through a machine-learning process. The process uses vast amounts of blasting data to ensure that the model’s controlling parameters and simulated physics are as accurate as possible, resulting in a bespoke solution for each customer.


Hexagon Partners With Australian AI Specialists Augment Technologies

Helping mines transform measurement of blast movement

Published: Wednesday, February 21, 2024 – 11:59

“The implications for the industry are profound,” says James Dampney, Hexagon’s mining division vice president, resource optimization. “Ore loss, dilution, and misclassification cost mines millions of wasted dollars a year. Our partnership with Augment Technologies will help mines to optimize digging locations and downstream handling of ore, resulting in valuable processing efficiency and reductions in energy consumption.”

Hexagon’s industry-leading solutions include Hexagon MinePlan Block Model Manager, which enables users to simultaneously and effectively design, populate, manage, and share block models while centrally managing the massive amount of sample points, variables, and outputs associated with ore body data.

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Augment Technologies co-founder and chairman, Greg Hardwich, says the partnership was setting a new industry standard in minimizing ore loss and dilution due to blast movement, bringing enormous efficiency to mining processes.

The collaboration between Hexagon and Augment will allow customers to view and manage the Muckpile Block Model that retains all the data and fidelity of the grade control model with extremely high accuracy and resolution. Users will have the option of incorporating Hexagon’s blast-movement monitors as an additional measure for blast movement and for training the AI model, with complete transparency into all the data inputs and output. Operational data can be combined with insights from the Hexagon Block Model Manager API to help optimize upstream and downstream processes, all within a trusted, industry-proven geological modeling software platform.

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“We’re very excited to be working with global autonomous technology leader Hexagon to inject our AI-powered capability to create a Muckpile Block Model, transforming the way blast movements are modeled and measured to create significant value for our customers,” Hardwich says. “Through this partnership, Hexagon’s customers will have the opportunity to realize demonstratable reductions in ore dilution, allowing miners to return more consistent grades and higher tonnages of ore for processing.”