Press release

Mitutoyo America Corporation Joins PDES, Inc. Consortium

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Today, Mitutoyo
America Corporation
announced it has joined the PDES,
Inc. Consortium
as an Industry 3 participant.

Mitutoyo plans to leverage PDES’ existing activities, PMI testing and
validation. By gaining access to testing and review of the ISO 10303
standards during the development phase, they will be able to ensure that
capabilities in STEP are developed to improve manufacturing inspection.
The impetus for Mitutoyo’s participation in the consortium is to take
advantage of the organization’s expertise in ISO10303 and to improve
computer-aided manufacturing, inspection and quality for the industry.

“We look forward to Mitutoyo America’s participation in PDES, Inc., with
their focus on the realm of manufacturing inspection and it also adds
critical mass to our emphasis on the manufacturing supply chain,” said
Jack Harris, PDES, Inc. General Manager.

“Mitutoyo America is proud to provide the precision measuring solutions
necessary to mitigate risk and assure performance in the manufacturing
of parts and products for the aerospace and defense industry. We are
eager to collaborate with PDES and hope to develop projects that will
enable the CAx-IF CAD and CAE testing forums to expand to Computer Aided
Inspection (CAI) testing,” said Matt Dye, President, Mitutoyo America.

About Mitutoyo

is the world’s largest provider of measurement
and inspection solutions offering the most complete selection of
machines, sensors, systems and services with a line encompassing CMM
(coordinate measuring machines), vision, form and finish measuring
machines, as well as precision tools and instruments, and metrology data
management software. Mitutoyo’s nationwide network of Metrology Centers
and support operations provides application, calibration, service,
repair and educational programs to ensure that our 8,500+ metrology
products will deliver measurement solutions for our customers throughout
their lifetime.

About PDES, Inc.

is a member-based consortium focused on the development
and implementation of model-based standards to support the digital
enterprise. Founded in 1988, the organization includes members from
Industry, Government and Academia. More information can be found at