Check out the July 2023 edition of Quality! Read about the 2023 State of the Profession Survey that hightlights the wins and woes of the quality world, a lean manufacturing case study on Optikos Corp., a Vision & Sensors special section and much more!
Careful implementation of optimal tools and techniques is a focus of Optikos Corp. (Wakefield, MA), an optical engineering and manufacturing company working to eliminate waste in product movement, downtime, and product defects.
Foundational benefits of today’s wireless measurement systems include automation, ease of operation, streamlined scalability, robust data encryption and protection, unrestricted distances and unencumbered use for transmission. Now it’s time to plan how to implement the system.
Advancements in digital color measurement technologies and cloud-based software have transformed color quality control, enabling greater accuracy, efficiency, and sustainability, while automation and circular economy principles are driving further innovation in the industry.
Artificial intelligence has landed on our doorstep and will change the complete environment of data collection, data analysis, and real-time action. Not only has AI landed, but it is also here to stay, and parts can be used immediately.
This year’s State of the Profession survey was fielded March 23-27, 2023. Longtime readers of Quality know the survey is done to understand your peers in the industry. This year respondents had a different set of worries—and tools.
CPR for internal auditors is an acronym designed to help internal auditors remember concepts for conducting better audits. The acronym represents conformance/compliance; process approach; and risk-based thinking.
You have no doubt heard of ChatGPT, or Google’s Bard, or one of the many artificial intelligence chatbots. These chatbots allow the user to simply type in a command to write something and spit out an essay, or even a poem.
Until the CoaXPress v2.1 standard was released in 2021, the only physical medium between cameras, PCs, and frame grabbers for the CoaXPress (CXP) interface had been 75Ω coaxial cable. For most vision applications, the CXP 2.1 interface perfectly suited high-throughput inspection systems, quality control and factory automation needs. So, who would want to change that winning formula?
In a domain where microns and millimeters matter, efficient quality inspection and metrology processes can make the difference between consistent, successful production runs and labor-intensive failures.
As a technology, automated inspection has transformed the manufacturing industry, In addition, automated inspection is used in life sciences and pharmaceuticals, where its applications can range from reducing the probability of cross-contamination to identifying abnormalities in cells.
Lighting represents a crucial consideration when designing and specifying a system, as it is fundamental to image quality. Understanding how lighting impacts the rest of the system lays the foundation for system success.
The continuous ground-breaking advances in the aerospace industry put more and more pressure on nondestructive testing (NDT) equipment manufacturers to be proactively solving new inspection challenges. As such, the recent advances in eddy current array (ECA) have considerably expanded the range of components and assets that can be inspected for surface and near-surface flaws.
The vast digital loop across key domains that CT analysis can play a role in allows it to contribute critical insights back to design from embedded simulation and virtual metrology testing, as well as all phases of process examination and related refinements.