David Dechow

David Dechow is president and founder of Aptúra Machine Vision Solutions (Lansing, MI). For more information, call (517) 272-7820, e-mail ddechow@aptura.com or visit www.aptura.com.

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USB3 Vision: SuperSpeed for Machine Vision

IT APPEARS LIKELY THAT USB3 VISION AND GIGEVISION WILL EMERGE AS THE FRONTRUNNERS FOR CAMERA SELECTION IN GENERAL PURPOSE INDUSTRIAL IMAGING AND MACHINE VISION.
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A little more than one year has passed since the debut of the USB3 Vision™ standard (hosted by the Automated Imaging Association) for interfacing machine vision cameras via USB 3.0/3.1 computer ports (also known as “Superspeed USB” and USB3).


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Fundamentals of 3-D Machine Vision

Machine vision capability is expanding rapidly beyond 2-D images.
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Learn the basics of 3-D machine vision for industrial automation and how to successfully specify and implement this technology.


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Vision & Sensors - System Integrators

Machine Vision Integration: Behind the Camera

Consider these factors in the selection and implementation of digital cameras in machine vision applications.
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The component choices available in the architecture and configuration of machine vision inspection solutions are more numerous than ever.


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Machine Vision Meets Metrology

Techniques for using machine vision for high-resolution metrology in the production environment.
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Machine vision is a familiar technology in manufacturing and industry, and is used in an ever-growing range of tasks from simple code reading and assembly verification to robotic guidance and 3-D profiling.


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Integration Corner: Successful Machine Vision Integration

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One question frequently asked of integrators involved in machine vision is “How do you make the technology succeed?”
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Real-World Optics

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Learn practical tips for applying optics in real-world applications.
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A Vision Guided Robotics Primer

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Learn the fundamentals of vision guided robotics.
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Integration: Making it Work

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Learning more about sytems integration and how to choose an integrator will help manufacturers achieve true systems integration.
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Quality 101: Machine Vision Fundamentals

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Machine vision technology has changed significantly over the years and is constantly growing and improving. Nonetheless, certain fundamentals must be understood in order to achieve successful specification and implementation of any machine vision application.
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Vision & Sensors Q&A

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Q: How can machine vision be used in my process? Can it save money in production?

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