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Romer CimCore 3000i Portable CMM

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AssurX CATSWeb Software

Romer’s Portable CMMs Boost Productivity in Custom Fire Truck Cabs
Romer CimCore 3000i Portable CMM

For many companies, outsourcing may be just the thing to tune up productivity in operations. But outsourced inspections have been anything but a productivity booster for the nation’s largest builder of custom fire trucks, Pierce Manufacturing Inc. of Appleton, Wisconsin.

“Before we purchased our own inspection machines, we were at the mercy of when we could get a contract coordinate measuring machine (CMM) service to help us,” says Don Nennig, a manufacturing engineer who programs the portable CMM arms used at Pierce. “We were sending many parts out to an outside firm with a CMM machine. Inspections cost roughly $300 each and, if they were backlogged, several days of delay in running the parts. It was a big expense.”

Pierce now has two 3000i portable CMMs from Romer CimCore, a unit of Sweden’s Hexagon AB.

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AssurX Helps United Space Alliance Take Flight
AssurX CATSWeb Software

Space exploration may be the final frontier, but for United Space Alliance LLC of Houston, Texas, the prime contractor for NASA’s Space Shuttle program, safety and quality assurance are still the first priorities.

For that reason, it’s not surprising that when USA went looking for a quality tracking application to manage corrective actions in support of human space flight operations, it turned to AssurX Inc.’s CATSWeb software.

CATSWeb allows USA to implement a common quality tracking system for more than 8,000 users in all operating groups, NASA customer organizations and strategic business partners. It’s the right solution for USA, one the company took its time analyzing before deciding on implementation.

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