ATS Applied Tech Systems Pty Ltd
announces the acquisition of the business and assets of the CM4D software and professional engineering services operations from QMC, Inc., USA.
CM4D, a product quality validation software application used primarily in the aerospace and automotive industries compares the geometric design specification for a component or assembly with ‘as built’ data from the actual manufactured component or assembly, providing the manufacturer with a map to tackle both design and manufacturing issues to ensure perfect quality.
Closing the gap between the virtual design world of computer aided design and the physical world of manufacturing, CM4D is derived from CMM or coordinate measuring machines and 4D as a reference to the fourth dimension quality of 3D products. The software uses the CMM as one of the sources of data to create the actual geometric model.
Following the acquisition by ATS International B.V., The Netherlands, the product will be renamed ATS CM4D and joins ATS Inspect as the one of the primary products of ATS Software Development.
A total of 32 employees based in Detroit, Michigan, USA are transferring with the business to ATS USA, with Jeff Perry, Vice President and General Manager of QMC Inc. also transferring to ATS to continue leading the team and take responsibility for ATS Quality Operations Management.
According to Mike James, Group Chairman of ATS, the CM4D acquisition fulfils their ambitions to grow and strengthen their software development activities while also strengthening their position in the USA and globally.
CM4D is used by Ford Motor Company as a global standard for product validation for new product launches and throughout the product lifecycle in addition to customers such as Honda, Chrysler, Caterpillar, Jaguar, Land Rover, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Bell Helicopter and Spirit Aerosystems.
President of QMC Stefan Wanczyk adds that the acquisition will enable the successful CM4D solution to have the global footprint and expertise of ATS, helping to significantly increase the software’s presence in the marketplace.