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InspectionXpert Breaks Guinness World Record for World’s Largest Paper Ball

‘We wanted to do something ridiculous to highlight how preposterous paper is when there are more efficient solutions.’

Published: Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 13:00

(InspectionXpert: Apex, NC) -- InspectionXpert Corp., a software development company, broke the Guinness World Record for the World’s Largest Paper Ball. Made from cardboard, paper, and paper cord, the final ball came in at 576 lb, 9-ft 8.6-in. tall, and 33-ft around.

InspectionXpert broke the Guinness World record to bolster its message of reducing paper and inefficiency in the inspection process. Building the ball was live-streamed at the International Manufacturing Trade Show (IMTS) in Chicago from Sept. 10–15, 2018.

“Paper creates so much waste,” says InspectionXpert founder Jeff Cope. “We wanted to do something ridiculous to highlight how preposterous paper is in 2018 when there are more efficient solutions.”

The giant paper ball did not have any tape or glue, and consisted only of paper products. The internal structure was made of honeycomb cardboard. The outside of the ball was covered with a net made from brown paper cord. It was filled with recycled paper from local Wake County schools.

Following the weighing, all of the paper was recycled.

Lance Olive, Mayor of Apex, and Joanna Helms, Economic Development Director for the town of Apex, were official witnesses to the weighing, in accordance with Guinness World.

You can see the giant paper ball from start to finish at www.inspectionxpert.com/giantpaperball.

About InspectionXpert Corp.

InspectionXpert is a software development company based in Apex, North Carolina, that builds tools to help manufacturers with their quality assurance and inspection processes. Founded in 2004, InspectionXpert has helped thousands of quality professionals in precision manufacturing improve their inspection processes for quality assurance.

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Since 2004, InspectionXpert Corp. has developed integrated software solutions and productivity enhancement tools designed to eliminate manual processes, improve accuracy, and save time in manufacturing and quality inspection. InspectionXpert software automates ballooning and inspection reporting for AS9102, first article inspection, production part approval process, and production inspections.