A Complete Automated Inspection Lifecycle for SolidWorks Engineers ( PAS Technology)

See us at SolidWorks world 2012 booth #204

“PAS CMM is above and beyond ballooning,” Mike Free – Noranco, AZ

Cresskill, New Jersey, January 15, 2011 – PAS Technology (www.pastechnology.com), the leader in CMM inspection automation, is announcing PAS CMM-Engineering, a standalone package for SolidWorks engineers. The new standalone package is a part of the PAS CMM-Inspection Lifecycle Management Suite, allowing designers, manufacturers, inspectors, and managers to create a complete, automated inspection process directly from the CAD data.  The automated solution ensures that reliable inspection results can be shared, analyzed and simulated by all the participants of the Design – Manufacturing cycle.


PAS CMM-Engineering enables SolidWorks users to initiate a complete inspection process automatically, directly from the SolidWorks screen, with just a few mouse clicks. As Mr. Mike Free from Noranco stated, “PAS CMM- Engineering is above and beyond ballooning,” and, unlike other solutions, PAS CMM is an integral part of the entire design process. From start to finish, PAS CMM  performs a geometric analysis of a parts features and links them to the specified GD&T to create the inspection instruction automatically including placing ballooning on drawings.   PAS CMM-Engineering supports SolidWorks engineering changes by adjusting the GD&T labeling scheme to the changes and synchronized to drawing ballooning and with the customer’s PDM\PLM system.

The inspection process data is accessible to manufacturers, inspectors and to other participants in the supply chain. The inspection information and instruction process is available in multiple formats (including FAI), either through a customer’s LAN\Intranet or PAS TECHNOLOGY’s secured platform. Inspectors, manufacturers, and viewers can view, analyze, simulate, and comment using the PAS CMM model viewer before manufacturing starts thus  eliminating potential costly errors. Having an identical PAS CAD\CMM model, the manufacturing process is synchronized with the inspection requirements eliminating future conflicts using different translated models and different manual interpretations by inspection and manufacturing. CMM inspection results provided directly on PAS CMM model and in a the pre-defined form generated by the inspection planner (including FAI) and it is completely synchronized with the ballooned CAD Drawing generated by the SolidWorks user.  

“We are excited to bring such a breakthrough solution to the SolidWorks World 2012,” says Sam Golan, PAS Technology’s President and CEO. This solution will help SolidWorks users worldwide become the initiators in cutting down inspection programming time up to 95%, reducing cost and expediting delivery time, automatically and without having to be inspection experts. “PAS CMM has a successful track record of enabling leading manufacturers to dramatically reduce the time and effort required to produce CMM Inspection. The tight integration between PAS CMM and SolidWorks will provide even greater time and cost savings to organizations that use SolidWorks. ”

Visitors to the 2012 SOLIDWORKS World will be able to discuss their challenges and watch a demonstration of the PAS CMM solutions at booth #204. The event will take place in San Diego, CA, from February 12th to February 15th, 2012. 


About PAS Technology

PAS (Production Automation Solutions) is focused on the quality assurance process of complex parts—one of the most costly steps in the manufacturing value chain. Based on advanced feature recognition and patent-pending algorithms, PAS CMM automates the creation of CMM programs from any CAD file, delivering proven time and cost savings of up to 95%. The PAS CMM solution is used by leading manufacturers worldwide, including Applied Engineering, Caterpillar, Cygnus Aero, IPEX industries, IMP Aerospace, John Deere, Koss Aerospace, Lockheed Martin, Magellan Aerospace, Primus international, Raytheon, Rafael Systems, Weber Industries, and many more. For more information, visit www.pastechnology.com.


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