In some instances, optical inspection can refer to human visual inspection of an object, but these days it more likely refers to Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) conducted by a machine vision system or specialized AOI system.
Suppose a company wants to expand into a foreign market or combine its product with that of another firm. One of the quickest and most effective ways to accomplish this is through a strategic alliance or joint venture (JV) with another business.
Wenzel America Ltd.’s new series of improvements in their line of coordinate measuring machines, the manual X-Cite CMM System, has been overhauled with new hardware and a sleek new look that is guaranteed to impress those who are seeking a reliable CMM.
Hexagon Metrology’s Optiv® Classic 443 tp, the newest model in the Optiv Classic series, comes touch probe-ready and includes a high-resolution CCD (charge-coupled device) camera for multi-sensor applications with micro- to nano-scale precision measurement requirements.
Mitutoyo introduced the new Surftest Probe and SurfPak-SP software allowing surface roughness analysis on a Mitutoyo CNC CMM and eliminating the need for workpiece changeover to a second measurement device.
Spectra-Physics®, a Newport Corporation brand, introduces Spirit™-OPA, an automated optical parametric amplifier (OPA) specifically optimized for use with Spectra-Physics’ Spirit high-repetition-rate ultrafast laser.
UniFlow Aire-Stream Fume Hoods are constructed entirely of chemical resistant, flame retardant, non-metallic composite resin materials and features an exclusive “Unitized” construction that does not require screws, bolts, rivets or metallic hardware to assemble.