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Technological Improvements will Further Enhance Market Penetration of Machine Vision Solutions

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenue of $4.50 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach $6.75 billion in 2016.

Previously considered bulky, expensive and complex to interpret, machine vision technology has undergone continuous improvements to become an integral part of quality control for industrial or manufacturing production lines.


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On Target with PDCA: A Quality Improvement Case Study

In this example of a quality improvement project the performance of a catapult needed improvement due to a high degree of variation in the distance traveled by a projectile.


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The Changing Landscape of Asian Manufacturing

Increasing labor costs in China--which have seen increases in the range of 15 to 20% annually in recent years--are compelling many companies here in the United States to seek lower costs in Southeast Asia.


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Defense official finds logistics for success at Corpus Christi Army Depot

The federal government is not typically seen as a business, but Corpus Christi Army Depot,the Army’s rotary wing maintenance and repair facility has caught the attention of one high-level Defense official who thinks that this is exactly what the government needs.


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Vision System Helps Speed Production, Maximize Efficiency at Pleasant River Lumber

The market for lumber is in a constant state of flux based on factors like the time of year and current customer demand, and mills such as Pleasant River Lumber need to be highly efficient to stay competitive.


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Readers Respond: Datum Feature Selection and Use

LinkedIn Groupmembers had their own commentary to share about the article.


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Auto Parts Manufacturer Shifts into Overdrive with M-Files Cloud Vault

A cloud-based document management system eases the IT burden and empowers a mobile sales force at Racing Industries.
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GD&T: An Internationally Approved Standard.

This standard gives the guidelines on the rules and principles of creating (mechanical) engineering drawings not only in the mechanical field but also in the electronic engineering field, rather in any engineering field.
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Inspection of Machined Metal Surfaces

The fabrication of metal components generally requires some type of machining operations. The exposed surface after the machining operation can expose internal features that might be of concern for different reasons. The isolation and identification of the flaws requires a quality standard that is defined by a specification.
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First Images from FluxData's Multispectral Camera Captured from International Space Station

The system’s Green, Red and Near-infrared spectral response bands were selected to emulate those of the Landsat 7 satellite and provide many of the same benefits for vegetation and moisture discrimination, monitoring and identification.
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