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5 Factors to Consider When Purchasing an Inspection Solution

Posted By Chi Ho Ng on August 14, 2014 at 4:05 PM

When looking to purchase an inspection solution for quality control, there are many options and factors to consider. In terms of 3D inspection, solutions can range from various combinations of 3D components where all the parts are purchased separately and assembled by the user, to 3D smart sensors that come in all-in-one pre-calibrated packages, as illustrated below.

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Overcoming Inspection Challenges for Automotive Assembly Applications

Posted By Chi Ho Ng on July 18, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Quality control is especially important in the automotive industry as people’s lives are put at risk when vehicles are not manufactured correctly. Not meeting quality standards can threaten an automaker’s reputation, ultimately damaging the brand and the business. Consequently, implementing a good inspection system in the manufacturing process is essential.

Inspection for automotive assembly applications has its own set of challenges. Automotive assembly lines typically have hundreds of inspection points. These inspection points include in-process monitoring, individual subassembly monitoring, and critical inspection of many points on the assembled bodies in white. Many inspection points must be monitored to ensure that components fit properly and connecting features are aligned correctly during the installation process. During final assembly, vehicles need to be inspected for proper geometry. Having a proper inspection solution in place provides confidence that consistent product quality levels are met during in-process and at final product assembly.

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The Possibilities of 3D Scanning and Inspection Technologies

Posted By Terry Arden on May 12, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Working in the machine vision industry for 28 years, I am still amazed by how vast the world of 3D scanning really is and the untapped potential this technology has to offer. With technical advancements in 3D scanning and the adoption of consumer-based 3D scanners on the rise, the industry continues to evolve.

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