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Shaft Measurement 101

Shaft measurement tools have proven their reliability at manufacturing sites around the world.
January 7, 2014

In today’s manufacturing environment high-precision noncontact optical shaft metrology is a solid investment, whether it’s an entry level SPC measuring station operated by the workers or a fully automatic system for 100% part inspection.


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When Air Blows Mechanical Gaging Away

You don’t have to be a gage engineer to appreciate the flexibility of air gaging
January 7, 2014

It is perfectly natural that machinists should have an affinity for mechanical gages. To a machinist, the working of a mechanical gage is both straightforward and pleasing.


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Medical Device Manufacturing

January 3, 2014
Whether it’s an insulin pump, respirator or pacemaker, medical devices obviously require extremely high quality.


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Software Trends Today

There are five primary trends affecting the manufacturing enterprise.
January 3, 2014
As vice president of strategy, I have to keep an eye on the future.


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Managing Operational Excellence

Effective management is a mixture of the right focus, culture, processes and technology.
January 3, 2014
One who is well-versed in managing quality in a manufacturing environment knows the importance of reducing deviation and identifying the reasons behind it


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Detecting Cracks and Scratches

Machine vision aids in resolving surface flaws.
December 10, 2013

Detecting product surface flaws—such as discolorations, burns, cracks, and scratches—is a difficult task for human or machine vision.


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Strobe: A New Era for LEDs and Machine Vision Lighting

Multi-die LED arrays lead to a new era of strobe lights.
December 10, 2013

Multi-die LED arrays are changing LED strobe lights. A multi-die array LED product can contain 50 to 100 LEDs on a single housing.


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A New Vision for Vision Guided Robotics

Growing acceptance changes manufacturing processes.
December 10, 2013

Robots have been a force in the increase in flexible automation for many years, but until recently robot vision was limited.


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Turnkey Machine Vision Systems

Today’s tools can make even the most difficult vision inspections plausible
December 10, 2013

Today’s integrated machine vision systems can range from a very simple single camera to an array of multiple cameras at one operational cell inspecting hundreds of features on a single part.


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Change Detection for Machine Vision Applications

Finding the differences between images can lead to improved product quality
December 10, 2013

We have all read the Sunday newspaper where we were challenged with finding the difference between one image and an almost identical image positioned right next to it. Sounds easy but some are more difficult than others.


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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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