Test & Inspection

Innovative 3D AFM Technology Fuels Semiconductor, Research and Industrial Quality Control

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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

By Michelle Bangert
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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

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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.
By Ben Dawson
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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.
By Matt Pinter
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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.
By Jim Anderson
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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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Turnkey Machine Vision Systems

Today’s tools can make even the most difficult vision inspections plausible
By Ross Rawlings
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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
By Ruben Uribe
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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

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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
By Allen Cius
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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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 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.
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