Entries by BuildIT

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BuildIT and 8tree to co-exhibit at Control Show 2014

(Montreal, ) BuildIT and 8tree are pleased to announce that they will be partnering to co-exhibit at the 28th Control Fair this May in Stuttgart, Germany. BuildIT is a software development company with over a decade of experience in providing powerful 3D metrology solutions for advanced manufacturing. 8tree is a new and innovative company that brings groundbreaking 3D surface inspection technology with a disruptive pricing strategy to the industry. 8tree and BuildIT provide extremely powerful, yet easy to use solutions coupled with superior customer support. As independently owned and agile companies, both are fast and responsive to market needs, allowing them to focus on elegant solutions to market problems in order to create an effective and pleasing customer experience. Both companies prioritize helping their customers to reduce manpower by empowering operators and shop floor personnel with the ability to perform their inspections quickly and autonomously. This complementary alignment has led both companies to team up for Control 2014, the world’s leading trade fair for quality control. Read More Read More

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BuildIT Releases New Version of 3D Metrology Software – BuildIT 2014

BuildIT releases latest version of its inspection and assembly solutions for advanced manufacturing, metrology assisted assembly and quality control

BuildIT Software & Solutions Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of BuildIT 2014, with improved fitting methods, support for additional formats and all new commands. The latest version of their 3D metrology software enables quick and easy dimensional inspection of manufactured parts and assemblies for tool building, assembly, alignment, process automation and quality control. Read More Read More

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Join us at AeroDef – a pre-show overview

For those involved in Aerospace and Defense manufacturing, there will be an exciting conference March 19-21st in Long Beach California.  The 2nd AeroDef Manufacturing conference produced by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) has an executive committee sourced from some of the biggest names in the industry including Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, EADS and Boeing.  Keynotes will be delivered by: Read More Read More

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Use your metrology software with your iPod, iPad or iPhone without the internet – BuildIT Tips & Tricks

Imagine: You’re alone on the job using your laser tracker to measure a large part, such as an airplane fuselage or a machinery roll in a paper mill. Your computer is set up close to the laser tracker and power supply. You climb the scaffolding to access the feature you want to measure and start measuring using your 4-button remote. After a few thousand samples, something happens. Maybe you lift the SMR by accident because there is little bump on the surface.  Maybe you want to verify the settings, or you would like to view the previewed cylinder.  Whatever the case may be, it means that you must climb back down and return to your laptop in order to accomplish the task.  This is a common enough scenario.  Wouldn’t it be better to be able to manipulate your metrology software without leaving your part? Here at BuildIT, we recommend iTeleport to remote access your metrology software securely. Read More Read More

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Article Pick: Energising the supply chain by Mike Richardson

Check out Mike Richardson’s article over at Aerospace Manufacturing on Energising the supply chain for the F-35 JSF programme:

High expectations mean that the F-35 has much more to live up to than previous jet fighters. Mike Richardson hears how the Lockheed Martin JSF programme team and its incumbent supply chain are taking steps to ensure it will meet customer demand[…] Read More Read More

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Gulfstream Provides Top-Flight Quality with Build!IT Software

A transition to digital assembly

Like many aircraft manufacturers, Gulfstream had long used full scale master tool models to manually craft and build their business jets. However, as technology advanced there was a shift toward digital engineering and manufacturing, including automated assembly by robotic riveting machines. Having relied in the past on physical tools for the skin panel assemblies, Gulfstream did not have the digital models needed to produce a numerical control programming to drive the automated riveting system. In order to evolve to the new process, they would need to reverse engineer the legacy white masters, create precise 3D CAD models then insert these models into the engineering design system for automated assembly. The process benefited from a combination of portable measurement devices and Build!IT software. Read More Read More

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BAE Standardizes on Build!IT to Manufacture the Joint Strike Fighter

Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) is an international program to build a common fighter aircraft that meets the combined needs of the US Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the UK’s Royal Air Force and Royal Navy. Lockheed Martin leads the charge in cooperation with BAE SYSTEMS and Northrop Grumman to engineer and deliver an F-35 aircraft that meets the unique requirements of all partners. Each manufacturer has their own role in the development of the aircraft. BAE SYSTEMS Samlesbury is responsible for the design and assembly of the aft fuselage and tails of the aircraft. Read More Read More