Quality Exclusives

Off-Topic: Test and Inspect During Development

July 1, 2009
Companies can use test and inspection to gain a competitive advantage.
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A New Look At Vision Measurement

May 28, 2009
Multisensor measurement systems are capable of collecting geometric data from 3-D parts using various combinations of measurement technologies. For the most part, such systems are based on vision systems made more versatile by the addition of tactile probes as well as lasers, white light and other devices.
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Case Studies: Keeping It Clean

May 28, 2009
A toothpaste manufacturer finds in-process machine vision inspection advantageous for high-volume toothpaste tube filling and final processing.
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Case Studies: Inspection Speeds Up

May 28, 2009
A metal fabricator has increased production 250% through the use of a portable coordinate measuring machine (CMM).
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The Perfect Swing

May 28, 2009
A tutorial tool offers recreational golfers the possibility to analyze and improve their swing using advanced vision technologies.
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Document Collaboration and Control

April 29, 2009
Companies are awakening to the fact that in order to stave off any issues associated with production processes and procedures, systematic, enterprisewide controls must be put in place. Tightly integrated, comprehensive systems work to control document access and revisions across the enterprise from within a single, centralized department.
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Case Studies: A Dynamic Duo

April 29, 2009
Specialized software enables a PC and motion controller to interface for a pipe-testing application, precluding the need for a programmable logic controller (PLC).
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Case Studies: Supercharged Five-Axis Inspection

April 29, 2009
A provider of five-axis machining services acquires a new coordinate measuring machine (CMM), metrology software and measurement probe, resulting in vast improvements to its inspection process.
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Off-Topic: Imaging Ocean Sediment

April 29, 2009
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Coastal & Marine Geology Program (CMGP) uses a Gigabit Ethernet camera to study the ocean floor off the cost of California.
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White Light in Focus

March 30, 2009
Almost all multisensor measurement systems today are equipped with cameras and tactile probes. Beyond these, operators choose from a range of additional sensors. Right now, white light probes are surpassing lasers as the most frequently selected add-on to many multisensor systems.
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