Test & Inspection

Other Dimensions

Sending Ring Gages Out for Calibration

Ring Gages often require a little more attention
March 3, 2014

In my last column I outlined the process for preparing a shipment of plug gages that are being sent to an outside laboratory for calibration.


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Improved Flaw Detection

Technological advancements in distance gain sizing result in greater inspection accuracy and reliability.
February 3, 2014

For more than 50 years, Distance Gain Size (DGS) inspections have been performed for the code compliant flaw detection and sizing of welds across oil and gas, power generation and general fabrication applications. They are also used to inspect tubes, pipes, pressure vessels, containers and pumps.


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Sending Gages Out For Calibration

Proper Packaging of the Gages is the Most Critical Step
February 3, 2014

My lab does a lot of fixed limit gage calibration and I sometimes wonder how the folks who deal with it on a day-to-day basis cope with it all.


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Metrology Workshop April 30 - May 1

January 21, 2014
On April 30 and May 1, 2014, Don Cohen, PhD, an expert in surface roughness and its effects, will lead a two-day short course on surface finish, friction, wear and texture in Livonia, Michigan. Cohen is the founder of Michigan Metrology.
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Innovative 3D AFM Technology Fuels Semiconductor, Research and Industrial Quality Control

January 8, 2014

One of the most essential issues in the semiconductor industry is the fabrication and the subsequent implementation of integrated circuits (ICs) with enduringly smaller feature sizes.


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Medical Device Manufacturing

January 3, 2014
Whether it’s an insulin pump, respirator or pacemaker, medical devices obviously require extremely high quality.


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Global Surface Vision and Inspection Market Expected to Reach USD 30.2 Billion by 2019

December 10, 2013
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Surface Vision and Inspection Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," the global market is expected to reach a value of USD 2.31 billion by 2019, at a CAGR of 8.9% from 2013 to 2019.
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Detecting Cracks and Scratches

Machine vision aids in resolving surface flaws.
December 10, 2013

Detecting product surface flaws—such as discolorations, burns, cracks, and scratches—is a difficult task for human or machine vision.


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Strobe: A New Era for LEDs and Machine Vision Lighting

Multi-die LED arrays lead to a new era of strobe lights.
December 10, 2013

Multi-die LED arrays are changing LED strobe lights. A multi-die array LED product can contain 50 to 100 LEDs on a single housing.


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A New Vision for Vision Guided Robotics

Growing acceptance changes manufacturing processes.
December 10, 2013

Robots have been a force in the increase in flexible automation for many years, but until recently robot vision was limited.


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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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