Online Metrology Skills Development Supports Career Advancement
Anaheim, CA, December 15 - Verisurf Software has partnered with OpenX, an interactive learning platform, to provide comprehensive education courses to those looking to pursue a career in dimensional metrology or expand their skills in specific application areas. Current courses include Reverse Engineering, (which includes Fast 3D Scanning to 3D Printing Workflows), and 3D Surface Modeling. Future courses to include Portable Inspection, and Programmable CMM Inspection.
“Technology continues to grow exponentially in today’s manufacturing environment,” said Cody James, Director of Sales and Marketing for OpenX. “In its wake, skilled workforce development struggles to keep up, with many considering access to advanced training inaccessible, which can cause confusion for some about the viability of their career paths or career trajectory.”
Verisurf Software develops and supports metrology software solutions rooted in Model-Based Definition (MBD). At the heart of the MBD is the CAD Model—the absolute authority to define a part or entire product providing a defined 3D data set, including all necessary GD&T annotations for inspection, measurement, analysis, tool building and reverse engineering. MBD is the undisputed source of definition for all of these applications and more, according to Verisurf.
One technical skill set that is quickly emerging from the increased dependency on MBD is dimensional metrology, the measurement science of length, size and dimension measurement in 2D and 3D real world and digital space. To compare, analyze and verify the physical real part to the original CAD-model of the part. Over the last two decades, dimensional metrology technicians have been in high demand, with the trend line growing exponentially higher, especially within tier one aerospace entities and their supply chains, including DOD; NASA; Boeing; Northrop; Lockheed and others, according to Verisurf.
“At Verisurf we have always maintained a philosophy of developing practical metrology solutions,” said Ernie Husted, President and CEO of Verisurf Software. “Our software is one of the easiest to learn and use; it is also the most compatible and open platform on the market, supporting all CAD file formats and virtually any new or legacy CMM in use, today. We feel it is our responsibility to support our customers and manufacturing employees at large with high-quality training and support. This is the driving force behind our partnership with OpenX,” he added.
Verisurf training, using the OpenX online platform, is available 24/7 to any organization or individual seeking to learn dimensional metrology skills needed in today's technology-based and automated manufacturing environments. Courses can be accessed using desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. For more information or to subscribe, visit OpenX.