Quality Innovations: Digital Microscope

The DG-3 Digital Microscope from Scalar Corp. (Tokyo) features a 3.5-inch LCD panel for easy viewing as well as measurement (micron) bars, which can be calibrated for each lens and embedded in the image. Preview mode allows the viewer to discard images before they are burned to the onboard memory card. In addition, a 2X button offers immediate digital magnification. Optional lenses cover a magnification range from 25X to 1,000X.
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Quality Software & Analysis: Go With the Flow

As flowcharting or process mapping has evolved to a new level of sophistication, the question remains:How can new flowcharting capabilities help quality control (QC) professionals do their jobs more efficiently? That is the goal all software developers and users must keep in mind. And, because consistency is such an important aspect of quality control, the importance of flowcharting cannot be underestimated. A flowchart must provide a standard that facilitates process improvement.
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Quality Innovations: USB Microscope

USB Microscope Offers High Resolution
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Quality Innovations: Machine Vision Made Affordable

The Sentinel Smart Camera from Webview Inc. (Santa Rosa, CA), now being introduced to the industrial market, is designed to make machine vision affordable for a wide range of manufacturers. Available with a line of sensors, ranging from VGA to mega pixel, color to monochrome, it can be fitted with a line-scan sensor for surface inspection applications.
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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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