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Vision Systems Add Accuracy

Using machine vision enables manufacturers to inspect 100% of their products and ensure that defects don’t leave the production floor.
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Augment Reality with Virtual Prototypes

Using augmented reality, auto manufacturers can integrate virtual computer-aided design (CAD) prototypes into actual modules or vehicles to find and solve assembly problems before production begins.
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Off-Topic: Student Develops Robot to Use Vision Sensor

Banner Engineering Corp. partnered with a Minnesota West Community and Technical College engineering student and robotics instructor to develop a robot designed to play the Guitar Hero video game-responding to each note as it appears onscreen.
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Industrial Vision Sensors vs. Standard Photoelectric Sensors

Requirements for product testing vary widely within the market. Clearly, a variety of means can accomplish this task, from simple photoelectric sensors to expensive custom vision systems.
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Top 10 Machine Vision Improvement Opportunities

As the global manufacturing market continues to get more competitive, it is important to ensure that the factory is running at a peak level of efficiency. Any downtime due to process related malfunctions is considered nonvalue-added downtime directly impacting company profitability.
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100% Quality Inspection

Visual inspection systems have been used in automotive engineering for the last 20 years. However, not until the introduction of in-process solutions did the systems feature the required durability to withstand ambient impacts.
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Trends in Industrial Image Processing

The change from analog to digital technologies in the industrial image-processing (IIP) sector is in full swing. Therefore, the reliable frame grabber appears to be increasingly headed out to pasture. This is because digital communications interfaces such as Gigabit Ethernet, USB and FireWire allow for adequate camera-based solutions without image-capture cards.
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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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Kodak Imaging Technology Explores Mars

ROCHESTER, NY - As the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) approaches the three-year anniversary of its launch, imaging technology from Eastman Kodak Company continues to enable the orbiter to explore the red planet as never before.
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Vision Continues to Expand

Vision 2008, the international trade fair for machine vision and identification technologies, to be held at the Stuttgart Trade Fair Centre, November 4 to 6, 2008, will include 25% more hall space than last year.
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 In honor of World Quality Month, we spoke to James Rooney, ASQ Past Chairman of the Board of Directors 2013, for his take on quality around the world.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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