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Over the years, manufacturers of all types of products have deployed literally thousands of machine vision systems for applications such as assembly verification, gaging and motion guidance.
Since the invention of the vernier caliper in the 1850s, dimensional metrology has played a critical role in driving the manufacturing industry to its current levels of excellence.
Image processing is usually done in order to extract information of interest from a busy image or to enhance the image.
All practical dimensional metrology applications rely on capturing data points in space, xyz coordinates.
In the mid 1980s my company got its first PC for accounting and a database of client/case records. It was a revolution!
Stringent regulations, safety concerns and expanding applications of composites to push uptake of NDT.
When examining a project from a supplier-input-process-output-customer point of view, suppliers of a customer focus on what they do in a process.
The following is a series of articles that longtime Quality columnist and blogger Jim Smith penned in 1979 to motivate employees.
Previously considered bulky, expensive and complex to interpret, machine vision technology has undergone continuous improvements to become an integral part of quality control for industrial or manufacturing production lines.
The purpose of this field guide is to assist organizations, step by step, in implementing a quality management system (QMS) in conformance with ISO 9001:2008, whether from scratch or by transitioning from ISO 9001:2000. It examines each sub-clause of Sections 4–8 of ISO 9001:2008, which contain the requirements, and gives a list of the documentation/documents required, internal audit questions, a summary of management’s responsibilities, and a flowchart of the steps that need to be undertaken to satisfy the requirements.
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