AIA

The big stories of 2016

This year has been a busy one for the vision sector, with numerous acquisitions, embedded computing becoming more prominent, and greater interest in 3D and hyperspectral imaging. Greg Blackman looks back at a packed 2016

Steve Wardell

Director, imaging at ATS Automation and member of the AIA board of directors

Automation fuels job growth in US

A report from the Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has linked increases in the use of robots in manufacturing with higher employment in the USA. Bob Doyle at A3 looks at the reasons for the trend

Steve Mott

Vice president of Components Express and chair of the AIA board

Europe and US under the spotlight

Manufacturing across the globe has been hit hard in recent years and machine vision companies have had to diversify to stay profitable. Three industry bodies - the EMVA, VDMA and AIA - share their views on the current state of the vision market and the important developments taking place in Europe and North America that could ultimately affect vision firms

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