Verisurf Software, Inc. (Raleigh, N.C. and InspectionXpert Corp. (Apex, N.C.) announced in late August and previewed at the recent International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS 2012) show 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 that is expected to streamline their inspection processes. The new software-based tool combines the value of both 3-D model-based and 2-D drawing-based inspection information.
“InspectionXpert’s automated ballooning and inspection reporting combined with the powerful inspection automation capabilities in Verisurf makes creating first articles and other inspection reports even faster for quality inspectors,” explains Jeffery N. Cope, InspectionXpert's president and CTO. “Our integration addresses critical bottlenecks in quality inspection so manufacturers can increase throughput in their delivery of products to their customers.”
According to the partners, the InspectionXpert product line can be integrated with popular CAD programs including Solid Edge (Siemens PLM Software, Plano, Texas), CATIA and Solidworks (Dassault Systèmes, Paris, France), and Pro/ENGINEER (PTC, Needham, Mass.), and versions that work with any PDF and TIFF files. The Verisurf product line has the ability to import all popular 3-D CAD models and standard 3-D formats such as IGES and STEP, and can create and edit model-associated GD&T and perform inspection directly to the 3-D model. Reportedy, thousands of companies already use InspectionXpert and Verisurf to achieve time savings of 50 to 90 percent in their inspection and quality documentation process.
”Verisurf’s connection to popular coordinate measurement machines (CMM) and real-time comparison to 3-D CAD models combined with InspectionXpert’s drawing ballooning and AS9102 and PPAP reporting will automate both 2-D drawing-based and 3-D model-based inspection processes,” states Ernie Husted, President and CEO of Verisurf, who contends that “This partnership and integration is the best in 2-D and 3-D inspection and will save manufacturers significant time and money producing first article inspection reports.”
About Verisurf Software Inc.
A three-dimensional measurement solutions company committed to delivering advanced computer-aided inspection and reverse engineering solutions, Verisurf aims to help manufacturers produce products of higher quality products in less time and at a lower cost with automated, model-based inspection processes. For more information, visit the Verisurf website at www.verisurf.com.
About InspectionXpert Corp.
Since 2004, Ithe company has developed productivity enhancement tools for manufacturing and quality inspection. InspectionXpert software automates ballooning and inspection reporting for AS9102, first article, PPAP and production inspections. The firm serves the aerospace, automotive, defense, energy, oil and gas, and medical devices industries and their supply chains including contract manufacturers and job shops. For more information visit the web site at www.inspectionxpert.com.