Thank you all for joining us for our first Customer Spotlight. I want to start off by thanking Edward Yaris. Edward was kind enough to take the time from his role as Software Development Engineer Manager at Helmel Engineering to give us some in site into Helmel and their partnership with IntegrityWare.
- Edward can you please give us a brief overview of Helmel Engineering and your products.
- Helmel Engineering is a USA based producer of Coordinate Measuring Machines and the only surviving independent CMM producer in the USA. Helmel's business started in 1973 in Rochester, NY and moved its operations to Niagara Falls, NY in 1980. The company's business model is based on vertical integration performing all aspects of manufacturing on-ite including engineering, machining, finishing, electronics and software development. For a complete description, please visit: http://www.helmel.com/History/History.htm
- Which IntegrityWare libraries do you use?
- HWLib, Nlib, NMTLib
- Edward How Is IntegrityWare helping you at Helmel?
- The libraries from IntegrityWare were introduced into an existing product. The main goal is to expand the CAD handling tools and solutions that we do not currently have. In all we use a small segment of the overall capabilities as Inspection Software does not require the full suite of CAD handling tools available. As our development continues, we find new ways to expand our CAD support and ultimately use more of the library products.
- How long have you been working with IntegrityWare?
- The software development department at Helmel has been producing Geomet since 1985 when it purchased the assets of the development from Multi-Metrics, Inc. located in Redwood City, CA. During the rewrite project to move into Windows, it was decided to purchase supplemental code from outside sources. This includes IntegrityWare where we have a 10 year relationship.
- When deciding whether to build, buy, or partner to create your software, what did you like about IntegrityWare?
- We have relationships with other inspection software developers. Applied Automation Technologies (AAT) outside Detroit first showed me the product and gave it a high recommendation. When making a decision, I lend heavily on first hand experience and recommendations.
- Do you have an ongoing relationship with the IW support team? If so, how often do you find yourself needing their services?
- We do keep in contact with IntegrityWare. I use their recommendations on the implementation of various features. I try to get out there once a year to work side-by-side with Gary and crew which I find extremely helpful.
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