Test & Inspection

Articles and information on testing and inspection in manufacturing.

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Calibration of Measuring Equipment

It’s important to calibrate equipment both before and after use.

Assuring the quality of a measurement is crucial. In order to achieve the finest measurement and thereby the correct decision based upon it, calibration of equipment both before and after use is essential.


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INDUSTRY HEADLINE

Exova Names New Technical Directors

Exova appointed Prabir Chaudhury as global technical director designate for metal technology and Chris Harwood as technical director of aerospace, Americas.


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Keeping an Eye on Vision

IT’S A GOOD IDEA TO GET YOUR EYES CHECKED.

A friend in the industry contacted me recently for suggestions on dealing with a request from a customer of their calibration service requesting the results of vision tests on their lab people.


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INDUSTRY NEWS

TÜV Rheinland Industrial Solutions Announces New Chief Operating Officer

Burns comes to TÜV Rheinland with more than 20 years of experience in growing businesses through strategic planning, development and operations.


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Quality Depends on Calibrated Measurements

Learn more about calibration, traceability, uncertainty, and why and how often to calibrate.

The purpose of a process plant is to convert raw material, energy, manpower and capital into end products.


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Developing a Versatile Test Platform for Automotive Application

Addressing the need for more powerful, user-friendly test stands.

Automotive testing applications present a diverse set of challenges to the designers of test systems, and the need for ever-more powerful and user-friendly test stands continues to grow as vehicle systems become more complex and more is understood about what actually occurs in real world conditions.


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The Hough Transform in Machine Vision

Use good lighting and image preprocessing to get a strong signal before applying the Hough Transform.

Suppose you want a machine vision system to automatically detect scratches on a plastic part such as a cell phone case. You know that the scratches will be nearly straight lines and that they can be low contrast and discontinuous.


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Applying Measurement Uncertainty

IT IS PART OF EVERY MEASUREMENT MADE BY ANY SOURCE.

Before I get into hand-to-hand combat on this gentle reader, I thought it might be helpful to explain a few things about what uncertainty is, and what it is not.


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Concept to Commercialization Part 2: Design to Build

You started with a napkin drawing, revise it. Analyze component geometry and purpose. Eliminate parts where you can.


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The Challenge of Developing Testing Standards for Non-Standard Technology

Medical devices have always been a challenging field in which to develop testing standards.


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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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