Modern XRF has become a common analytical instrument technique for the quality assurance of manufactured products, including out-going product verification and production quality control as well as incoming inspection.
Some modern technology has ancient roots. Hundreds of years ago, foundry workers used sound waves to test the integrity of metal castings by tapping them with a hammer and listening to the tone of the ring.
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.
April 9, 2013
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.