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Boom Breaks the Barrier on Enterprise Measurement Solution

Boom Supersonic has its sights firmly set on the return of supersonic civilian air travel with the development of Overture, its 55-75 passenger, Mach 2.2 commercial airliner. As a run-up to the production model, the company has been making steady progress towards its scheduled 2020 flight testing of the 1/3 scale proof of concept called XB-1. The objectives behind development of the XB-1 are more than just real-world flight testing of this highly sophisticated aircraft, involving the latest materials and technologies. The XB-1 build is helping to determine best practices in manufacturing, quality verification, bench testing, assembly guidance, process control, and te...

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Digital Thread In Manufacturing

Along the path from design to manufacture, a lot of information gets passed from computer to computer and machine to machine. Figuring out how a product’s design and manufacturing information can be authored, exchanged and processed without errors is critical. NIST is playing a key role in this “digitization” of manufacturing with its Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing project, which would help businesses of all sizes make the most of the revolution. ...

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Quality Inspection Software Platform Improves Departmental Efficiency

B&B Airparts, a Wichita, KS manufacturer offering multiple (horizontal) manufacturing services wanted to grow its business by improving competitiveness against more efficient vertical job shops. After conducting an in-depth needs analysis, they selected Verisurf with Universal CMM as the common software platform that would support both their existing and future inspection hardware systems. The results: a steady 35% annual growth rate. Read the whole B&B Airparts’ case study in the Jan, 2019 issue of Modern Machine Shop here:B&B Airparts Case Study: Modern Machine Shop Magazine Jan '19 Issue ...

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Quality Case Study: Perfection is Important

Competing at the Formula One level required the Haas F1 racing team to develop, manufacture, and test new designs and tooling at a speed that brings fresh meaning to the term"Rapid Development". Short term they needed to inspect, verify and report that every part leaving the shop matched the nominal design specs received, regardless of incoming design format. Long-term they wanted to implement a solution the rest of the global team and key partners could tap into as well. Following internal shop discussions, feedback from team members around the world and a review of existing inspection hardware assets, the Haas team identified a specific l...

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EMS Selects Verisurf to Streamline Inspection

Consistency Builds ReputationEngineered Machining Solutions (EMS) Applies Same Approach to MetrologyGet the video version of this story here: Consistency tells a lot about a company; who they are, what they are good at, and what they stand for. As a job shop in today’s highly competitive manufacturing industry, you need to stand for something customers can relate to, whether that’s good quality, great quality, low price, fast turnaround, or a myriad of other attributes. Customers need to know they will receive a consistent deliverable, based on their own profile of your company’s capabilities.  From humble beginnings in 2011, EMS founders Balazs Orm...

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