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.