Test & Inspection

Turnkey Machine Vision Systems

Today’s tools can make even the most difficult vision inspections plausible
December 10, 2013

Today’s integrated machine vision systems can range from a very simple single camera to an array of multiple cameras at one operational cell inspecting hundreds of features on a single part.


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Change Detection for Machine Vision Applications

Finding the differences between images can lead to improved product quality
December 10, 2013

We have all read the Sunday newspaper where we were challenged with finding the difference between one image and an almost identical image positioned right next to it. Sounds easy but some are more difficult than others.


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Coordinate Metrology Society Announces Call for 2014 Papers

December 9, 2013
The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS) announced today their official Call for Papers for the 30th annual Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). The CMS is the eminent membership association for measurement professionals around the globe.
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Case Study: Mitutoyo Helps Ramcel Clear Hurdle of Complex Fixturing

Vision system facilitates measurement when heavy fixturing constrains access to a workpiece
December 6, 2013

Ramcel Engineering Company is located in Northbrook, IL, northeast of Chicago’s O’Hare Airport. The company was founded in 1950 with the mission of providing precision, custom metal stamping and contract mechanical assembly services, as well as robotic MIG & TIG welding services.


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Quality 101: XRF 101

Avoid costly process failures by utilizing XRF analysis
December 6, 2013

When processes fail unexpectedly, companies face irrecoverable loss of revenue and profit, not to mention the potential for irreparable damage to their brand. Failures are multivariate: they can be found in individual parts, entire machines, or within a process.


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Other Dimensions

Too Much or Not Enough?
December 4, 2013

There are a number of documents dealing with the calibration of thread gages purporting to be “standards” that are really more like training manuals. There is a need out there for this information but invariably, instead of sticking to the metrology involved, they delve into quality decisions and things start to come off the rails.


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Test & Inspection

Digital Radiography for Aviation and Aerospace

The conversion from X-ray film technology to digital inspection systems eliminates cost-intensive film procurement and storage.
November 22, 2013

Digital radiographic inspection systems have long since become common in many industrial fields.


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NDT - Equipment

Computed Radiography Offers a Range of Benefits

As more inspectors have turned to CR, the inspection equipment has been steadily improving, offering manufacturers faster and more precise and cost-effective NDT results than ever before.
November 20, 2013
In the NDT world, radiographic examinations are a technician’s staple.
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NDT - Case Study

Accurate Aircraft Testing

November 19, 2013
To ensure that the readings on a scale designed to weigh aircraft are accurate, the test system used to calibrate the scale needs to be even more accurate in applying test loads.
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NDT - Back 2 Basics

Leak Testing Techniques and Trends

Leak testing can ensure product performance and safety.
November 15, 2013
Leak testing and leak detection is a broad field and includes various methods for detecting environmentally damaging or hazardous leaks.
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Multimedia

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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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