Conventional NDT methods, such as X-ray and magnetic particle inspection, identify defective parts by scanning for indications of a defect. In addition to these methods, process compensated resonant inspection and phased array, though not the most commonly used, may be the right choice for a particular application.
The USS Exact Scan single camera system inspects the entire body side of a vehicle as it moves down an assembly line, inspecting for features such as badges, emblems, decals, door handles, running boards, wheels, lights, bumpers and body-side cladding.
In a sense, the XYZ inline inspection systems from SMAC Inc. (Carlsbad, CA) work as a mini-coordinate measuring machine (CMM) for inline inspection, says Steve Curtiss, applications manager at SMAC Inc.
After a great vision show in Boston, my summer travel schedule was
light and as fall approaches, I look forward to traveling again.
Whether it is a week at McCormick place in Chicago or returning to
Detroit, it should be an interesting season.