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Coordinate Metrology Certificate Program Approved by State of California

Cerritos College, Cerritos, CA, has been recognized as the first community college in California to offer a “Coordinate Metrology” certificate of achievement approved by the Chancellor’s office.The program was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the teaching staff and donations of product and curriculum support from Verisurf Software and its industry partners, Faro Technologies and API. The program is significant in that it closes the loop for students in the concept of model-based manufacturing, including design, reverse engineering, manufacturing, quality inspection and reporting.The Coordinate Metrology program is a crowning achievem...

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Who’s the Keeper of GD&T Data?

GD&T is widely considered to be an essential tool for communicating design intent and ensuring parts meet the desired form, fit, function and assembly.Design engineeringArchitectural engineeringCivil engineeringElectrical engineeringIndustrial engineeringMechanical engineeringManufacturing engineeringTool engineeringQuality engineeringIn today’s highly specialized world of engineering it takes a village to develop and produce a component part, let alone a complete product. Who is responsible for Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) data? The answer depends on many variables, including the type of part or product being produced, production methods, ...

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Connect Education with Job Opportunities

Reprinted from Manufacturing Engineering Magazine June 2016, pg 94-95 WORKFORCE PIPELINE | A MONTHLY FEATURE ABOUT TRAINING, EDUCATION & WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENTConnect Education with Job Opportunities Today, two-thirds of manufacturing companies report a moderate to severe shortage of available, qualified workers, with as many as 5% of current jobs going unfilled due to a lack of capable candidates-this represents 600,000 jobs. One technical job area that has been contributing to the problem and opportunity is Dimensional Metrology, the science of length, size and dimension measurement in 2D and 3D realworld and digital space in order to compare, ana...

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Speed Mold Verification and Improve Global Cooperation

Speed Mold Verification and Improve Global CooperationTechnology solution that combines model-based inspection software and portable inspection devices to improve mold verification. Article from: MoldMaking Technology Magazine by Scott Knoche  Published on: 4/1/2008http://www.moldmakingtechnology.com/articles/speed-mold-verification-and-improve-global-cooperation Today’s moldmakers are finding great opportunity to modernize and speed the process of mold (and product) verification, while at the same time boosting their ability to collaborate globally with their partners and suppliers. One increasingly popular solution comes from combining model-based inspectio...

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Measuring Massive Molds

Measuring Massive MoldsWhen working with massive molds, the penalties of rework are greater than those of smaller sized molds. Article From: MoldMaking Technology, David Olson , Director of Sales & Marketing from Verisurf Software  Finding that first samples are out of spec means more time, more money and more manpower to rework tools and rerun sample parts. This eats away at razor-thin profits and puts on-time delivery in jeopardy for molds of all sizes. But when working with massive molds, the penalties of rework are even greater. Following are three applications of successful large mold inspection and measurement. Example 1MoldMaking Technology’s 2010 L...

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