Test & Inspection

Vision & Sensors - Image Analysis

Encoder Input Improves Part Inspection

Adding an encoder to provide a distance-based input trigger can eliminate automated inspection errors.
By Peter Kepf
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Over the years, manufacturers of all types of products have deployed literally thousands of machine vision systems for applications such as assembly verification, gaging and motion guidance.


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Air Gages: Accurate, Easy and Efficient Quality Control

Air gages are an accurate, reliable and inexpensive metrology tool used in the quality control process of production.
By Gena Johnson
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Patented for manufacturing in 1943, historians document this tool has been in use for nearly a century.


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Quality 101

Ultrasonic Flaw Detectors...And Beyond

A history of the discovery of the tools of nondestructive technology.
By Gena Johnson
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If necessity is the mother of invention, then nondestructive testing (NDT) would be among her favorite progeny, at least with the design engineers and manufacturing sect.


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Wenzel America Partners with Liebherr Gear Technology

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Liebherr will exclusively represent the Wenzel GearTec product line in the United States and Canada.


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AME Names New Champions Club Director

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Oliver brings a lifetime of manufacturing and AME experience. 


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NDT - Computed Tomography

Industrial Computed Tomography

Learn more about this effective technique.
By Giles Gaskell
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Industrial computed tomography has changed the way in which aluminum die-cast parts are tested and measured.


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Other Dimensions

Comparing Calibration Laboratories

Conventional wisdom is usually a safe bet, but not always.
By Hill Cox
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On the surface, it would seem there is little to be done when looking at calibration services.


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Test & Inspection

3-D Optical Microscopes: A Basic Technology Comparison for Metrology Applications

Learn more about 3-D techniques such as white light interferometry and confocal microscopy.
By Matt Novak and Deepak Sharma
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Three-dimensional optical microscopy is a metrology mainstay serving needs across a wide range of industries.


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Nikon Metrology Announces New Executive Staff Members

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Nikon Metrology Inc. announces that Hajime Kosawa, managing director, has been promoted to a new position at Nikon Corporate in Japan.

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NDT - XRF Analyzers

Minimize Global Supply Chain Risks through Material Inspection

X-ray fluorescence (XRF) analysis simplifies quality assurance inspections for complex global supply chains.
By Chris Horvath, Matt Kreiner, and Kim White
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There are many complexities in today’s global supply chain and taking reasonable steps to perform due diligence by minimizing risks through accurate material identification should be high on the list of priorities for both suppliers and manufacturers.


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