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Vision & Sensors - V&S 101

Imaging Lens

Consider these key specifications when specifying a lens for an imaging system.
May 8, 2013

Specifying a lens for an imaging system can seem like a complex task, so the key is breaking the selection down into manageable pieces.


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Vision & Sensors - Image Analysis

Encoder Input Improves Part Inspection

Adding an encoder to provide a distance-based input trigger can eliminate automated inspection errors.
May 8, 2013

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.


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Portable Measurement

Drive Toward Advanced Portability in the Dimensional Metrology

Dimensional metrology has played a critical role in manufacturing since the 1850s.
May 8, 2013

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.


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Vision & Sensors - 3-D Imaging

Optically Enhancing Images

From Basic to 3-D: Inspection and control using optical spatial filtering and diffraction.
May 7, 2013

Image processing is usually done in order to extract information of interest from a busy image or to enhance the image.


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Measurement

Practical Metrology: Laser Trackers

Laser trackers are a portable, proven device for collecting accurate coordinate data.
May 3, 2013

All practical dimensional metrology applications rely on capturing data points in space, xyz coordinates.


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Software & Analysis

Are Your Documents Under Control?

Document control must not be isolated.
May 1, 2013

In the mid 1980s my company got its first PC for accounting and a database of client/case records. It was a revolution!


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NDT for Composites Market to Experience Healthy Expansion

April 25, 2013

Stringent regulations, safety concerns and expanding applications of composites to push uptake of NDT.


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Shifting the Paradigm: Lean Six Sigma Project’s Voice of the Customer (VOC)

April 16, 2013

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.


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The People Theory: Motivating Others

April 12, 2013

The following is a series of articles that longtime Quality columnist and blogger Jim Smith penned in 1979 to motivate employees.


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Technological Improvements will Further Enhance Market Penetration of Machine Vision Solutions

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan finds that the market earned revenue of $4.50 billion in 2012 and estimates this to reach $6.75 billion in 2016.
April 9, 2013

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.


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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.
For more information, read the ASQ Speaking of Quality column.
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