Medical

Quality 101

Measure Your Needs for the Proper Height Gage

Selecting the right gage for the right job.

Height gages are a general purpose tool, which can be used in a variety of industries and applications by anyone who needs to measure precision parts.


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NDT - Helium Leak Testing

Helium or Air? Leak Testing Realities, Economics and Opportunities

Consider these variables when weighing your leak testing options.

Advanced technology for leak testing now provides opportunities to improve quality and save money even in applications where expensive helium systems are customary.


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Tüv Rheinland Opens New Testing Lab In Irvine, Calif.

Open house for new facility
TÜV Rheinland has opened a new laboratory in Irvine, California, offering area manufacturers, retailers and service providers a variety of testing and certification programs.
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Test & Inspection

Checking Up on NDT

From more versatile RVI to the rapidly-popular CT technology, NDT has a big future in the medical manufacturing inspection market.

Nondestructive testing (NDT) is becoming progressively more important in the medical industry.


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NDT - Materials Analysis

Medical Meets Microscopy

Transmission electron microscopy can be a powerful analysis tool for medical device materials.

Analysis of medical device materials takes place during all stages of their design and use, from initial fabrication and prototype development to examination of the device or surrounding tissues after it has been removed from the patient.


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Vision & Sensors - Image Analysis

Counts

Using algorithms to extract quantitative information from an image.

Counting objects in an image seems like an easy task, which can be automated through machine vision and image analysis, but it becomes difficult when objects touch, move randomly, or are hard to distinguish from their background.


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Vision & Sensors - Case Study

Integrating A 3-D Inspection System

A major manufacturer of building materials wanted to add 100% inline dimensional inspection to its manufacturing line.

LMI introduced the manufacturer to Cyth Systems, a leading integration and engineering firm headquartered in Southern California with pioneering success in designing and building automated test systems, machine vision systems, and embedded control systems.


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Legal Insight

Corporate Governance

Understand the basic legal framework.

Corporations are legal entities and one of several ways to structure a business. All corporate stakeholders should have a solid grasp of basic corporate governance. Owners, managers and shareholders should understand their rights and responsibilities.


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Vision & Sensors - V&S 101

Imaging Lens

Consider these key specifications when specifying a lens for an imaging system.

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.

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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Charles J. Hellier has been active in the technology of nondestructive testing and related quality and inspection fields since 1957. Here he talks with Quality's managing editor, Michelle Bangert, about the importance of training.
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