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Vision & Sensors - Inspection

Short Wave Infrared Enhances Machine Vision

The machine vision professional gains a new tool with SWIR.
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Short wave infrared (SWIR) machine vision imaging is a key tool in manufacturing and industrial processes to measure, monitor, control or otherwise manage the reliable and quality-conforming production of goods that do not respond well to standard range machine vision cameras.


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Vision & Sensors - Imaging

3-D Imaging Enters the Machine Vision World

Consider these 3-D imaging techniques for machine vision.
By Markus Tarin
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Machine vision as a subset of computer science has been around for more than 20 years.


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Vision & Sensors - GigE

The GigE Option

GigE Vision multicasting provides powerful and unique machine vision capability—when used correctly.
By Gordon Rice
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Since its adoption in 2006, the GigE Vision standard has become a favorite of the machine vision industry, growing to more than 30% of units sold annually, according to data compiled by the Automated Imaging Association.


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Vision & Sensors - 101

Who Needs Frame Grabbers, Anyway?

Originally developed to acquire raw images from analog machine vision cameras, frame grabbers were once expected to be replaced by direct-to-PC technologies. Experience has, however, been otherwise.
By Inder Kohli
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Frame grabbers were developed in the early days of machine vision to provide a connection from analog cameras providing NTSC and PAL output signals to minicomputers requiring digital signals placed directly on data buses for digital memory storage.


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Management

Tight Tolerances at Top Tool

By Michelle Bangert
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Collaboration with customers, aggressive miniaturization, and advanced part qualification have earned this micro stamping component supplier the title of 2013 Quality Plant of Year.


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Case Study

A Vision for Quality

Visual inspection tops list of key quality control procedures for Illinois-based Mennie Machine Co.
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Recently, on tour of the facility with Kyle Goetsch, Mennie’s quality manager, he explained how Mennie Machine has survived, and thrived.


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Case Study

X-Ray Computed Tomography Expertise Helps Build a Business

Avonix Imaging helps educate the market on the advantages of this “largely untapped” technology.
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Akoan is a statement, question or phrase in Zen study designed to get a student to stop, contemplate, and hopefully progress and deepen his or her practice.


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New USB3 Vision Standard Available for Download

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Vision component manufacturers have embraced the standard and are expected to widely adopt it.


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NDT - Magnetic Particle Inspection

Magnetic Particle Powder Performance

Choosing the correct type of magnetic particles for your application will go a long way toward getting the most reliable results.
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The magnetic particle method of nondestructive testing is used for locating surface and near-subsurface discontinuities in ferromagnetic materials.


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Despite a Subdued Fourth Quarter, 2012 Industrial Manufacturing M&A Value Surpasses 2011 Levels

Strategic Investors Generate 90% of Deals; Financial Sponsors Remain on Sidelines
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Uncertainty of global economy continues to stymie industrial manufacturing deal activity.

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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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