Test & Inspection

NDT - Remote Visual Inspection

Remote Visual Inspection Explained

Learn more about the three major categories of remote visual inspection equipment.
By Charles Janecka and Frank Lafleur
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Remote Visual Inspection (RVI) is a term that characterizes inspection in areas that would otherwise be visually inaccessible.


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NDT - Weld Process Monitoring

Weld Process Monitoring

If it were not for the wide need for welding, the demand for nondestructive evaluation would be greatly reduced.
By Pierre Huot
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Versatility, portability, flexibility and low cost are key reasons why the arc welding process is widely used.


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Test & Inspection

Using Optical Inspection to Boost Quality

Optical inspection is an essential part of the quality process in manufacturing.
By Steve Zhu
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In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.


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Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference Begins on July 22, 2013 in San Diego, CA

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Coordinate Metrology Society Rounds Out CMSC 2013 with Networking Events and Banquet, Career Fair, USS Midway Museum Tour, and 5 Billion Micron Fun Run/Walk.


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Laboratory Testing Now Offers Fatigue Testing

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 Laboratory Testing Inc. provides fatigue crack growth testing through its Mechanical Testing Department, which also performs fracture toughness, hardness, impact, stress rupture and tensile testing.  


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Quality 101

Quality Control in a Digital World

Video borescopes can help improve inspection.
By Rich Crandall and Nathan Stoneman
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Today, a quality inspection process is more critical than ever before.


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Aerospace - 101

Backlight Basics

A backlight isn’t necessarily a backlight.
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The term “backlight” has two common meanings. One is a lighting product which is a planar uniform light source; the other is as a silhouetting lighting solution that may use that type of light source.


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Vision & Sensors - System Integrators

Machine Vision Integration: Behind the Camera

Consider these factors in the selection and implementation of digital cameras in machine vision applications.
By David Dechow
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The component choices available in the architecture and configuration of machine vision inspection solutions are more numerous than ever.


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Vision & Sensors - Inspection Software

Image Morphology

Using mathematics for modifying, classifying, and measuring object shapes in images.
By Ben Dawson
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Morphology in its broadest definition is the study of shapes, and can apply to studying the shapes of animals or other organisms in biology, artifacts in archaeology or galaxies in astronomy.


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Aerospace - Fatigue Testing

Rethinking Force Measurement…for Fatigue Testing And Beyond

Force measuring instruments have come a long way. Today’s equipment opens up possibilities once in the exclusive domain of more complex systems.
By Mark Fridman
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The decision to purchase a piece of measuring equipment should never be taken lightly.


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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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