Test & Inspection

NDT - Weld Process Monitoring

Weld Process Monitoring

If it were not for the wide need for welding, the demand for nondestructive evaluation would be greatly reduced.

Versatility, portability, flexibility and low cost are key reasons why the arc welding process is widely used.


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Test & Inspection

Using Optical Inspection to Boost Quality

Optical inspection is an essential part of the quality process in manufacturing.

In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.


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Aerospace - 101

Backlight Basics

A backlight isn’t necessarily a backlight.

The term “backlight” has two common meanings. One is a lighting product which is a planar uniform light source; the other is as a silhouetting lighting solution that may use that type of light source.


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Vision & Sensors - Inspection Software

Image Morphology

Using mathematics for modifying, classifying, and measuring object shapes in images.

Morphology in its broadest definition is the study of shapes, and can apply to studying the shapes of animals or other organisms in biology, artifacts in archaeology or galaxies in astronomy.


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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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2015 February

The February 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes this years Leadership 100.

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The Skills Gap

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