ANAHEIM, CA-Metrology software provider Verisurf Software Inc. has entered into an exclusive agreement with Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), a Hawthorne, CA-based developer of launch vehicles and spacecraft. Under the agreement, Verisurf will become SpaceX’s software standard for real time information regarding surface variance on composite tooling. Verisurf will also be used to perform crucial final acceptance inspection and create surface deviation reports for the Falcon 1 and Falcon 9 launch vehicles, as well as the Dragon spacecraft programs.

SpaceX cited Verisurf’s ease of use, proven industry experience and leadership in expanding the use of 3-D computer-aided design (CAD) data into complex aerospace assembly and inspection processes as the reasons for the exclusive agreement.

“Verisurf’s CAD connectivity, broad 3-D device support and powerful measurement functionality are a great compliment to our current programs,” says Chris Thompson, SpaceX vice president of manufacturing. “These benefits, coupled with its ease of use and reputation as a standard in the aerospace industry, make Verisurf a great choice for SpaceX.”

“Verisurf is proud to be the corporate standard for SpaceX, a company with the highest level of innovation and quality in commercial spaceflight. We will do whatever is necessary to support SpaceX as they strive to develop affordable access to space,” says Ernie Husted, president and chief executive officer of Verisurf.

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