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Case Studies: Correcting Low First-Pass Yield

Williamette Valley Co. produces polyurethane systems used in many industrial applications. In the past, the company had difficulty maintaining high yields when producing these products.
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Case Studies: Astounding Time Savings

Toshiba GE Turbine Components has reduced the time required to inspect and measure steam turbine blades from 280 minutes to 45 minutes through use of the Maxos noncontact measurement system from NVision Inc.
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Off-Topic: GigE Vision Goes Underwater

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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