IMTS 2018: Focus on Automation and Digital Technology

Automation, data and the need for speed were the driving forces behind the manufacturing quality assurance trends featured at IMTS 2018 in Chicago this past September. The International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2018 featured the latest manufacturing...

Measuring Complex Part Geometries

Tightening dimensions are a trend both for components and for an increasing number of parts and devices. Incorrect part dimensional measurements can lead to failure and costly recalls. Small consumer products pack an enormous amount of technology into tiny units. In...

Improving Yield Using High Speed Non-Contact Metrology

Speed, precision measurements and real-time data from non-contact metrology platforms make a difference in reducing scrap and improving yield for high volume consumer electronics manufacturers. In contract manufacturing, 100% inspection is common, but measuring high...

Choosing the Right Lighting for High Speed Inspection

Lighting and timing are key factors when measuring parts in high speed motion. By using short bursts of high intensity lighting, the vision system effectively freezes the motion for inspection. Lighting and timing are key factors when measuring parts in high speed...

Project Management Ensures Success of Automation Projects

Project managers are vital in planning and executing automation projects, ensuring that high speed assembly and metrology systems are delivered on time and within budget. Automating the metrology and inspection process is a complex job, from reviewing requirements to...