The GD&T Model

What you need to know about model-based GD&T for the manufacturing enterprise. Model-based Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) is powerful digital intelligence that can automate and improve quality across the entire manufacturing enterprise. A snapshot of the manufacturing companies implementing it and involved in the standards process points to the growing importance of this 3-D digital manufacturing technology: Spirit AeroSystems Inc.; Raytheon Missile System; Northrop Grumman Corp.; Caterpillar Inc.; The Boeing Co.; Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co.; Ford Motor Co.; General Motors Corp.; Rolls-Royce Corp.; GE Aviation, G...

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Verisurf Manual CMM Upgrades

Breathe New Life into new and existing CMM’sVerisurf Software introduces complete Manual CMM Upgrades that transform any manual CMM into a high performance 3D Model Based Inspection System by adding the power of Verisurf X6 Software and new USB communications. “Verisurf software has been powering portable CMM’s for 20 years. We now offer the same ease of use and productivity for thousands of manual CMM’s, many which struggle with old, outdated or unsupported computers, interfaces and software,” said David Olson, Director of Sales & Marketing.The surface plates and structures of manual CMM’s are designed to last a very long time however the commun...

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InspectionXpert® and Verisurf® Announce Partnership

Integration Designed to Accelerate First Article Inspections will be Previewed at IMTSVerisurf Software, Inc. and InspectionXpert Corporation today announced they are partnering to provide integrated InspectionXpert and Verisurf functionality designed to accelerate the process of completing first article inspections. The new partnership provides quality inspectors with an integrated solution to streamline their inspection process that combines the value of both 3D model based and 2D drawing based inspection information. “InspectionXpert’s automated ballooning and inspection reporting combined with the powerful inspection automation capabilities in Verisurf ...

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Verisurf X6 Metrology Software Released

Verisurf Software, Inc. has announced the newest release of Verisurf X6 The new release is loaded with innovative software features that enhance in-process, portable inspection, tool building, CATIA interoperability, and 3D scanning and reverse engineering.“Verisurf customers use our software with many brands of 3D scanners and generate massive point clouds for manufacturing inspection, part verification and reverse engineering. Verisurf customers also import very large CAD models and perform real time model-based inspection” Says Jacob Hockett, Verisurf Product Manager. “it is our goal with this new Windows 7 64 bit release to vastly improve our customer...

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Keeping The F-18 Flying

How the NavAir Advanced Measurement Systems and Reverse Engineering Lab Keeps F-18's FlyingCalled the birth place of naval aviation, the United States Naval Base at Coronado Island, San Diego, CA (NBC) provides a shore-based platform for 16 helicopter squadrons, 2 fixed wing squadrons, two aircraft carriers, four SEAL (Sea, Air, Land) Teams, Navy Expeditionary Combat Command squadrons, and other air, surface and subsurface commands. The huge base is also home to the Fleet Readiness Center Southwest (FRCSW), which overhauls, repairs, and modifies Navy and Marine Corps front line tactical, logistical, and rotary-wing aircraft and their components. FRCSW airc...

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