Test & Inspection

Keeping an Eye on Vision

IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO GET YOUR EYES CHECKED.

A friend in the industry contacted me recently for suggestions on dealing with a request from a customer of their calibration service requesting the results of vision tests on their lab people.


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Developing a Versatile Test Platform for Automotive Application

Addressing the need for more powerful, user-friendly test stands.

Automotive testing applications present a diverse set of challenges to the designers of test systems, and the need for ever-more powerful and user-friendly test stands continues to grow as vehicle systems become more complex and more is understood about what actually occurs in real world conditions.


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The Hough Transform in Machine Vision

Use good lighting and image preprocessing to get a strong signal before applying the Hough Transform.

Suppose you want a machine vision system to automatically detect scratches on a plastic part such as a cell phone case. You know that the scratches will be nearly straight lines and that they can be low contrast and discontinuous.


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Decisions, Decisions…

A COUPLE OF VERY IMPORTANT DECISIONS SHOULD NOT BE LEFT TO CHANCE.

Regular readers of my rants on these pages will know that since I’m a pretty simple guy, it doesn’t take much to get me excited or amazed.


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2015 May

The May 2015 edition of Quality Magazine includes articles on cloud technologies, depth gages, ISO 9001, digital inspection and cool new products.

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