Microscopy is a complex, high-technology market focused on producing enlarged images of very small objects. There is a perception that traditional light and electron microscopy will gradually be replaced by the newly emerging Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and Raman confocal systems.
Total sales of machine vision components and systems grew over nine percent in 2013. According to AIA, this more than doubles the initially forecasted growth according to new statistics issued by the Automated Imaging Association, AIA, the industry’s trade group.
To improve the reliability and sensitivity of an optical inspection system, the optical design of the sub-systems and components should be well-matched to both the inspection requirements and the optical properties of the product of interest.
A little more than one year has passed since the debut of the USB3 Vision™ standard (hosted by the Automated Imaging Association) for interfacing machine vision cameras via USB 3.0/3.1 computer ports (also known as “Superspeed USB” and USB3).
Cameras are everywhere. The need for increased automation, higher quality manufacturing, and smarter machines has fueled the growth of vision being embedded into machines, robots and other systems that can use visual data to gain a more complete understanding of the environment around them.