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Verisurf Partners with OpenX to Create Online Metrology Courses

Current available courses include Reverse Engineering, which includes Fast 3D Scanning to 3D Printing Workflows, and 3D Surface Modeling.

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Online metrology skills development supports career advancement and helps close skills gap.

Online metrology skills development supports career advancement and helps close skills gap.

Verisurf Software is collaborating 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 include Portable Inspection and Programmable CMM Inspection.

“Technology continues to grow exponentially in today’s manufacturing environment,” says 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 has long been a working in the development and support of metrology software solutions rooted in Model-Based Definition (MBD). At the heart of the MBD is the CAD Model, which defines 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.

According to the company, one technical skill set that is 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. It’s essential to be able 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 higher, especially within tier one aerospace entities and their supply chains.

Verisurf training using the OpenX online platform is available 24/7. Courses can be accessed using desktop computer, laptop, tablet or smartphone.