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Off-Topic: GigE Vision Goes Underwater

December 30, 2008
One of the main roles of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) is to ensure sustainability and a harvestable surplus of fish and wildlife resources for the 49th state. The ADF&G began experimenting with underwater video technology for scallop stock assessment in 1999.
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Machine Vision Use Grows

December 23, 2008
The problem: verify and inspect wine labels after they have been glued onto the bottles. The solution: acquire images of the bottle’s entire surface and use the Matrox Imaging Library (MIL) to process and analyze the images.
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Precise Laser Beam Analysis

November 25, 2008
High-resolution wavefront sensors help improve the alignment of the optical systems involving lasers; control and predict the shape of laser beams; measure collimation of the beam and detect the tiniest aberrations caused by optical elements in the optical setup, thus protecting sensitive components of laser chains.
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Case Studies: Measurement in a Hostile Environment

November 25, 2008
An aerospace manufacturer uses laser tracking technology to measure parts that are too hot to be measured through other means.
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Case Studies: Improving Enterprisewide Processes

November 25, 2008
A medical device manufacturer increases output while maintaining a high level of quality through the use of software that manages enterprise risk and quality.
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Off-Topic: A Structurally Safe Summer Olympics

November 25, 2008
Software commonly used for data acquisition, instrument control and industrial automation was an element in structural health monitoring systems used to measure stability, reliability and livability of venues built for the 2008 Summer Olympics held in Beijing, China.
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Vol. 5 No. 34

November 19, 2008
Volume 5, Issue 34 QUALITY HOME | PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS | COMMUNITIES | CALENDAR | CLASSIFIEDS In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE:  - ISO Publishes ISO 9001: 2008 - Manufacturing Technology Consumption Up
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Vol. 5 No. 33

November 5, 2008
Volume 5, Issue 33 QUALITY HOME | PRODUCT SPOTLIGHTS | COMMUNITIES | CALENDAR | CLASSIFIEDS In this issue of Quality Magazine's UPDATE:  - Manufacturers Feeling Heat, Changing Ways - NIST Tests Wireless Environment
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The Dual-Sensor Approach

October 24, 2008
A new approach has been developed that is conceptually very simple: to combine the strengths of two different measuring principles without allowing the restrictions to accumulate. Solutions applying this concept are being called “dual sensors,” because two existing sensors-each using different measurement principles-are combined and the signal outputs evaluated together.
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Case Studies: Optical Gaging Expedites Product Development

October 24, 2008
TESco Associates Inc., a developer of bio-absorbable polymeric medical implants, has implemented an OptiGauge thickness measurement system from Lumetrics, resulting in dramatically reduced product development time for complex medical tubing.
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