All-Touch CMM Software

This touch technology introduces smart phone productivity into the operation of coordinate measuring machines, portable arms and laser trackers.
Software: Articles

Taking Off Safely

Jan Horn of Lufthansa Technik (left), Ulrich Rienks of CAMTECH/Edgecam (center), and Julian Lüdecke of ZOLLER. 
By linking CAM software into an advanced tool presetting system, this airline manufacturing unit efficiently manages a large tooling database and machining simulation on highly complex aircraft parts to quickly respond to market changes.

Breathe New Life Into New and Existing CMMs

Verisurf software supports both modern model-based measurement techniques and traditional blue print measurement processes. Measurement includes the import of any CAD model, creation of model associative GD&T, automated alignment of 3D CAD models to physical parts and real time probe position with deviation display.
By retrofitting a manual CMM to run Verisurf software, a shop adds additional functionality and productivity features that are quickly becoming requirements of manufacturing and quality engineers.

Before Investing in Quality Management Solutions, Know Thyself

Manufacturers must now consider investing in enterprise quality management software that can verify and analyze their own understanding of their current quality capabilities across people, processes, and technology. 
Every shop should develop a high-level understanding of their existing quality resources so they can begin creating flow charts for each quality process that, in turn, will help them understand not only a breakdown of what takes place within a specific process, but also the resources allocated to each step along with any potential gaps that may exist. 

Devil in the Details: Measuring Complex Pressure Vessels

Another mid-sized unit in set-up position, FARO Fusion at device position #1, comp-off
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The assurance of accurately placed features on complex units did not exist for Cannon Boiler Works until they moved into advanced metrology from FARO that completes inspection in the desired detail and generates other benefits as well.

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Software: Industry News

Verisurf Adds Coordinate Metrology Experts to Sales Team

Tom Moon, Verisurf Software  “I come from the hardware device side of the business where I was able to get to know and respect this product and management team, which I am now pleased to be part of.  I hope to have a positive impact on our future.”
Tom Moon is the new sales manager for North American and Pat Bass is the new regional sales manager for California and Arizona.

Trumpf Selects Hertzler Systems to Enhance Quality Management Control

TRUMPF North America has invested in Hertzler’s GainSeeker SPC software to improve quality management of its manufacturing processes.
TRUMPF, the largest manufacturer of fabricating equipment and industrial lasers in North America, was attracted to Hertzler's easy dashboard monitoring.

QVI Announced Introduction of c-vision Product Line at Quality Expo 2013

The projector combines the accuracy and automation of a large field of view video measuring system with the rugged, high load capacity and familiarity of a horizontal comparator to create a unique shop-floor measuring system and provides shop-hardened, high reliability measurement performance.(Click on photo to enlarge it)
Both c-vision models were on display and available for customer demonstrations at Quality Expo 2013 in Chicago, September 10-12, and will be shown at selected QVI Tech Tour events throughout North America.


Software: Products

Cloud ERP for the Small Job Shop

A completely integrated cloud solution, Exact Online JobBOSS features anywhere, anytime access through a web browser to quotes, manufacturing processes, customer information and business financials that help shops increase operational efficiency, on time delivery, customer loyalty and profits.
Exact Online JobBOSS is ideal for make-to-order, make-to-stock, mixed mode and assemble-to-order metal fabricators, job shops and machine builders.

Software Automates Quality Inspection

Verisurf AUTOMATE is graphical object oriented sequencing and CMM probe path generation software that quickly and easily creates automated inspection plans, executes them and generates reports.
Verisurf X8 makes CMMs, portable CMMs, and 3D scanners more productive for automated inspection, guided assembly, and reverse engineering.

Reality-Check to Avoid Collision

The software module »tool realityCheck« is available for all CNC-controlled tool presetter and measuring machines from ZOLLER, such as this »venturion 450«.
The software module »tool realityCheck« from ZOLLER prevents expensive machine tool crashes that are due to programmed nominal data that does not comply with real, actual data.