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Removing the “Programming” from Part Inspection Programs

Sep 11, 2019 | InspectionZeroTouch

With a simple, graphical interface for creating part inspection plans, ZeroTouch® eliminates the complexity from part inspection programming.

3D Printed vs Machined Fixtures and ZeroTouch®

Sep 5, 2019 | InspectionZeroTouch

By leveraging the advantages of 3D printing, ZeroTouch reduces the time and cost of designing and creating traditionally machined inspection fixtures.

Project Management Ensures Success of Automation Projects

Dec 20, 2018 | MetrologyTech Careers

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.

Training an Agile Manufacturing Workforce

Nov 15, 2018 | Tech Careers

When rapidly scaling up its workforce, DWFritz uses innovative onboarding and training strategies to ensure a consistent high level of skills among production workers.

Improving Yield Using High Speed Non-Contact Metrology

Nov 19, 2018 | InspectionMetrology

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.

Choosing the Right Lighting for High Speed Inspection

Dec 7, 2018 | InspectionMetrology

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.

IMTS 2018: Focus on Automation and Digital Technology

Oct 24, 2018 | Inspection, Metrology

Automation, data, and the need for speed were the driving forces behind the manufacturing quality assurance trends featured at IMTS 2018.

Measuring Complex Part Geometries

Oct 26, 2018 | Metrology

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.

Smart Cosmetic Defect Detection Increases Productivity

Nov 7, 2018 | Inspection

Using deep learning, smart machine vision systems can inspect complex surfaces and parts for cosmetic defects, increasing manufacturing productivity and throughput.

Scaling Up to a Smart Factory with Automated Assembly

Sept 28, 2018 | Precision AssemblySmart Factories

Automated assembly stations provide higher productivity and product quality while lowering product costs and the space required for conventional tooling.

Benefits of Consolidating Metrology Operations into One System

Oct 8, 2018 | Metrology

Automated metrology platforms ensure high quality finished goods and lower total cost per part by consolidating multiple operations into one system.

Why Material Handling Stage Design Matters

Oct 11, 2018 | Metrology

When high volume manufacturers need 100% inspection of parts, non-contact metrology stage design should not only maximize sensor use, but also easily measure different parts on the same system.

Improving Long-Term Performance of Metrology Systems

Aug 2, 2018 | Metrology

Three key factors that influence the long-term performance of automated metrology systems installed in uncontrolled environments.

Deciding Between a Non-Contact Metrology Platform and a Traditional CMM

Aug 4, 2018 | InspectionMetrology

Understanding the features of a non-contact metrology platform versus a traditional contact CMM helps manufacturers choose the right inspection equipment.

Speed Wins in Contact vs. Non-Contact Surface Profiling

Sept 27, 2018 | InspectionMetrology

In surface morphology, non-contact optical methodologies provide the same measurement results as a conventional contact profiler in a fraction of the time.

Automated Seal Inspection Improves Reliability of Sterile Packaging

Aug 1, 2018 | Inspection

Medical device manufacturers improve sterile package reliability while decreasing packaging failures and product contamination with automated seal inspection.

The Power of the Office Space

Aug 2, 2018 | Tech Careers

Office design can affect more than productivity. Flexible workspaces, communal spaces, and natural daylight help create a healthy, productive workplace.

3 Key Benefits of an Automated Non-Contact Metrology System

Aug 3, 2018 | Metrology

Microns and milliseconds matter when inspecting medical staples, fitness trackers, and smartphones to meet government regulations or consumer standards.

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