Computer-Aided Inspection (CAI)

GraphiTech proudly presents a range of innovative Computer-Aided Inspection (CAI) software tools designed to assist quality engineers, machinists and inspectors in manufacturing product components.

Distributed by GraphiTech, PAS-CMM is a dedicated application that uses automatic feature recognition and advanced analysis tools to analyze CAD part models, automatically generating code, including DMIS, PCDMIS, and COSMOS.

PAS-CMM creates intricate inspection programs for even the most complex parts. Off-line and in just three easy steps, PAS-CMM completes tasks within minutes, when compared to hours or days for standard projects.


As part of its PAS-CMM offering, GraphiTech provides two unique PAS-CMM solutions – a standard version and a dedicated SolidWorks version that directly imports CAD models, measurement features and annotations. The direct interface to SolidWorks automates CMM programming, provides automatic engineering change analysis (ECA) and feature-based programming. With multiple machine support and data integrity and completeness, PAS-CMM provides customers with 10x the productivity gain. CAD models and associated drawings are automatically converted into a structured and editable inspection process. The CMM program is created in standard format and can be easily loaded and executed into inspection machines.


Key Features

Automatic Feature Extraction

  • Automatically identifies and stores standard features (i.e., holes, bosses, rounds, chamfers, surfaces, and planes) in a feature tree
  • Feature tree is divided into inspection sets with probe orientations
  • Lists of features can be easily inspected within the various orientations
  • Enables users to edit/add inspection directions, edit features or move features from one division to another

Automatic Inspection

  • Measurement locations (probe points) are created for each feature, based on:  
    • Geometric type
    • Specified inspection mode
    • General properties set for the process, (i.e., accuracy and tolerances)
  • Tilt and rotation values are calculated for each measurement location, based on the defined inspection direction, while accounting for testing probe accessibility and holder for collision

Quick Annotation

  • Using an annotation tool, users can specify inspection requirements and define the type of report required for specific projects (i.e., SolidWorks)

Measurement Path

  • An efficient motion path is created for the sequence of inspection points.
  • Path optimization is performed with regard to minimum probe orientation changes, path length, and minimal jumps to a clearance plane.
  • Full collision protection


  • A highly interactive graphic environment provides tools for continuous or step by step simulation and editing of the inspection process. 

Blades Technology Ltd

Industry: Aerospace
Location: Nahariya, Israel
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At A Glance
Blades Technology Limited (BTL) is a leading manufacturer of precision forged and machined blades and vanes for the aerospace and industrial gas turbine industries. From customer blueprints through production of ready-to-assemble parts, BTL uses its highly developed forging, machining and finishing processes, to produce top-quality parts made of nickel, titanium, steel, aluminum, and cobalt-based alloys. BTL's synergy in the most advanced manufacturing technologies, together with its 40 years of experience, results in a one-stop solution that guarantees customer satisfaction from order receipt to delivery of finished product.

Blades Technology Ltd. (BTL) was established in 1968 by industrialist Stef Wertheimer as Iscar Blades in Nahariya, Israel. The company has developed from a small operation, founded to supply the Israeli Air Force with spare parts into a multinational corporation that provides high quality components to major OEMs around the globe. From its founding, the company has been guided by innovation, versatility, and continuous improvement of its manufacturing technology.

Blades Technology Ltd. is a subsidiary of Blades Technology International (BTI), a multinational manufacturing group which comprises three additional industrial plants: Precision Component Inc (PCI) in Columbus, Georgia, USA (1995) ; Xian Aero Technology (XAT) in Xian, China (1998); and Techjet in Tefen Plant, Israel (1999).

For nearly four decades, tens of millions of BTL parts have powered the world's aircraft, successfully accumulating hundreds of millions of hours in flight.

BTL is continuously improving its capabilities and increasing its capacity to keep pace with rapidly growing market demand.


Caterpillar Inc.

Industry: Construction, mining and industrial equipment manufacturing.
Location: Headquartered in Peoria, Illinois USA
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At A Glance
For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2010 sales and revenues of $42.588 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services, Caterpillar Logistics Services and Progress Rail Services.

Caterpillar's global reach and presence is unmatched in the industry. Caterpillar serves customers in more than 180 countries around the globe with more than 300 products. More than half of the sales are outside the United States. Caterpillar's manufacturing, marketing, logistics, service, R&D and related facilities along with their dealer locations total more than 500 locations worldwide.

Caterpillar Inc. was originally organized as Caterpillar Tractor Co. in 1925 in the State of California. In 1986, the Inc. in Company reorganized as Caterpillar the State of Delaware. It operates in three lines of business: Machinery, which includes the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of construction, mining and forestry, machinery, track and wheel tractors, track and wheel loaders, pipe layers, motor graders, wheel tractor-scrapers, track and wheel excavators, backhoe loaders, log skidders, log loaders, off-highway trucks, articulated trucks, paving products, skid steer loaders, underground mining equipment, tunnel boring equipment and related parts. Also includes logistics services for other companies and the design, manufacture, re-manufacture, maintenance and services of rail-related products.; Engines, which includes the design, manufacture, marketing and sales of engines for Caterpillar machinery, electric power generation systems, locomotives, marine, petroleum, construction, industrial, agricultural and other applications and related parts. Also includes re-manufacturing of Caterpillar engines and a variety of Caterpillar machine and engine components and re-manufacturing services for other companies; and Financial Products, which consists mainly of Caterpillar Financial Services Corporation (Cat Financial), Caterpillar Insurance Holdings, Inc. (Cat Insurance) and their respective subsidiaries.


Elbit Systems

Industry: Aircraft
Location: Haifa, Israel
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At A Glance
Elbit Systems develops, manufactures and integrates advanced, high-performance defense electronic and electro-optic systems for customers throughout the world. They focus on designing, developing, manufacturing and integrating command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) network centric systems, including unmanned vehicles, for defense and homeland security applications.

They also perform upgrade programs for airborne, land and naval defense platforms, often as a prime contractor. Moreover, they develop and manufacture avionic and aerostructure products for the commercial aviation market. In addition, they provide a range of support services.

Them major business activities include:

  • Military aircraft and helicopter systems and upgrades
  • Helmet mounted systems
  • Electronic warfare (EW) and signal intelligence (SIGINT) systems
  • Commercial aviation products
  • Land vehicle systems and upgrades
  • Military communications systems and equipment
  • C4I and government information systems
  • Unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems
  • Electro-optic and countermeasures systems and products
  • Homeland security systems
  • Naval systems
  • Technology spin-offs and other commercial activities

Israel Aerospace Industries

Industry: Aerospace
Location: Tel-Aviv, Israel
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At A Glance
Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) is globally recognized as a leader in the development of both military and commercial aerospace technology. This distinction is the result of nearly a half-century of designing, engineering and manufacturing for the Israel Ministry of Defense and customers throughout the world.

To evolve from a relatively small operation to become an industry leader, a company must be both versatile and highly motivated, innovative and competitive. IAI was established with these qualities, and continues to build upon them with its years of ongoing acquired experience.

In the currently prevailing business environment, IAI brings to bear one of its main strengths, namely diversification in the company's lines of business. The importance of business segments such as Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) and Homeland Security (HLS) has grown considerably worldwide and consequently IAI is investing more resources and efforts to leverage its solutions in these areas. Special emphasis is placed on integrating IAI?s Group and Divisional activities so as to provide our customers with wide-ranging and integrated solutions.


Lockheed Martin

Industry: Global Security, Aeronautics, Space
 Headquartered in Bethesda, MD
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At A Glance
Headquartered in Bethesda, MD, Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion.

As a global security and information technology company, the majority of Lockheed Martin's business is with the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. federal government agencies. In fact, Lockheed Martin is the largest provider of IT services, systems integration, and training to the U.S. Government. The remaining portion of Lockheed Martin's business is comprised of international government and some commercial sales of our products, services and platforms.

Lockheed Martin's operating units are organized into broad business areas:

  • Aeronautics, with approximately $11.5 billion in 2008 sales, includes tactical aircraft, airlift, and aeronautical research and development lines of business.
        Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is known for building the finest military aircraft in the world. This recognition was earned through relentless research and development of high-performance aircraft and by continuously seeking innovative and low-cost design and manufacturing strategies.
  • Electronic Systems, with approximately $11.6 billion in 2008 sales, includes missiles and fire control, naval systems, platform integration, simulation and training and energy programs lines of business.
        Missiles and Fire Control develops, manufactures and supports advanced combat, missile, rocket and space systems for customers that include the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps, NASA; and dozens of foreign nations. We have four principle product categories that correspond to vital capabilities we provide our warfighters in their defining moments.
  • Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS), with approximately $11.6 billion in 2008 sales, includes C4I, federal services, government and commercial IT solutions.
        Comprised of 52,000 highly skilled professionals, Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS) brings together the full range of Lockheed Martin?s information competencies with an expansive global delivery capability. With more than $10 billion in sales, IS&GS is a leading federal services and Information Technology contractor with a strong heritage of delivering world-class solutions and delivering advanced technology across a broad spectrum of domains. IS&GS is organized into three reporting units: Mission Solutions, Information Systems and Global Services.
  • Space Systems, with approximately $8 billion in 2008 sales, includes space launch, commercial satellites, government satellites, and strategic missiles lines of business.
        Space is a demanding environment. But with systems built by Lockheed Martin, space is where the future takes flight, through partnerships that raise global communications, weather forecasting, space exploration and national security to new levels. Delivering vital space capabilities is all a question of how. And it is the how that makes all the difference.


Industry: Defence
Location: Haifa, Israel
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At A Glance
Rafael , Advanced Defense Systems Ltd, designs, develops, manufactures and supplies a wide range of high-tech defense systems for air, land, sea and space applications. Rafael was established as part of the Ministry of Defense more than 50 years ago and was incorporated in 2002. Currently, 9% of its sales are invested in R&D. Rafael know-how is embedded in almost all Israel Defense Forces (IDF) systems in operation today. The company has a special relationship with the IDF, developing products according to the soldiers' specific requirements in the field. Rafael has also formed partnerships with civilian counterparts to develop commercial applications based on its proprietary technology.

Rafael has created partnerships with companies in Israel and with leading aerospace and defense companies overseas. Offset activities and industrial cooperation have been organized with over 20 countries worldwide. Over the last decade, international business activities have been steadily expanding across the globe, with Rafael acting as either prime contractor or subcontractor, capitalizing on its strengths at both system and subsystem levels.

Rafael's highly skilled and dedicated workforce tackles complex projects, from initial development, through prototype, production and acceptance tests. It provides customer service and support, upgrading existing systems and offering turnkey projects involving the transfer of basic technologies or complete production facilities.

Rafael's quality management system is certified to AS9100, ISO9001: 2000 and ISO9000-3, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, and complies with CMM and CMMI (level 3).

Rafael aspires to strengthen its position even further in the international defense market, while maintaining its special contact with the IDF. It aims to enhance its acclaim as a world-class provider of quality defense products and excellent customer service. It will continue to predict the needs of future combat forces worldwide and provide the technologies and systems required by those forces.



Industry: Defense, Aerospace
Location: Headquartered in Tewksbury, MA
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At A Glance
Headquartered in Tewksbury, MA, Raytheon Company is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world.

One of the attributes that distinguishes Raytheon scientists and engineers is the fact that they?re never completely satisfied with a particular solution. That?s because in today?s ever-changing global market, new customer requirements are always emerging.

Raytheon's operating units are organized into broad business areas:

  • § Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) - One of the new technologies being developed by Raytheon IDS is the gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor. Currently being researched at the Raytheon Radio Frequency Component (RRFC) Center in Andover, Mass., the GaN semiconductor will serve as an important building block for the next generation of radar. The new GaN semiconductors are believed to be 10 times more powerful than current semiconductors made with gallium arsenide (GaAs). And since semiconductors are responsible for powering radars, the GaN semiconductor represents a significant leap in technology.
  • § Intelligence and Information Systems (IIS) - Right now IIS is in the process of modernizing the U.S. Air Force?s distributed Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) systems. The goal is to maximize operational effectiveness by creating a worldwide, network-centric enterprise that facilitates the distribution of the right information ? at the right time. Called  Distributed Common Ground System (DCGS) 10.2, this real-time information sharing program is leading the way toward seamless interoperability among all military services using the open architecture, Web-based DCGS Integration Backbone (DIB).
  • § Network Centric Systems (NCS) - Over the past 20 years Raytheon has been developing optical phased-arrays (OPAs), the optical analog of microwave phased-array antennas. These new optical components enable computer-programmable, all-electronic steering and focusing of laser beams ? with no moving parts. Whereas microwave arrays may be as large as 10 stories tall for a high-resolution system, an optical phased-array will fit in the palm of your hand. OPAs also feature 1,000 times the resolution and 1,000 times the steering precision of microwave antennas. Raytheon is using this technology to leverage its development of advanced laser communications systems with markedly enhanced features.
  • § Raytheon Missile Systems (RMS) - The future of innovative RMS technology is embodied in the Laser Area Defense System. LADS employs a solid state, fiber laser to counter threat rockets and mortars. In a 2006 demonstration, LADS destroyed static, 60mm mortars at ranges greater than 500 meters by focusing and holding a laser beam on the mortar. Plans call for integrating LADS into the Phalanx Close in Weapon System. This will provide warfighters with speed-of-light protection in the battlespace. The benefits include: instant and deep magazine capability, ability to defeat sustained engagements, complementary with existing kinetic solutions, 360 degree coverage, mission depth and flexibility, and reduced life cycle costs. Current LADS development includes the capability to hit moving targets.
  • § Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) - A major part of SAS? future plans is the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS). Incorporating state-of-the-art focal plane, optics and materials technologies, MODIS is the key instrument aboard Terra, the flagship satellite of NASA?s Earth Observing System. MODIS helps scientists develop interactive Earth system models by measuring the planet?s land, oceans and atmosphere. Every one to two days, it views Earth?s surface in its entirety, documenting global dynamics and processes. From its sun-synchronous polar orbit, MODIS acquires data in 36 spectral bands ? from visible to long-wave infrared. Specific global survey data includes surface temperature, ocean color, vegetation and land surface cover conditions, cloud and aerosol properties, total atmospheric water vapor and total ozone measurements. This wide-field-of-view coverage of Earth?s surface makes possible a detailed understanding of global ecosystems, allowing policy-makers to develop appropriate environmental protection policies.