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The charge for battery business

David Stuart asks where the opportunities lie for vision firms selling into electric vehicle battery production

One of the early 3D deflectometry scanners used security cameras, but still produced a high-quality 3D surface profile. Credit: Isak du Preez/Axiscan

Rethinking 3D scans of reflective surfaces

Greg Blackman talks to Isak du Preez, who’s new approach to 3D deflectometry has attracted interest from BMW and other car makers

Engineers at KYB in front of a pick-and-place solution for handling steel metal cylinders. Credit: Pickit

Green light for automation

Car manufacturing has been hit hard by Covid-19, but the need for automation on production lines has not diminished, as Greg Blackman finds out

Electric dreams

As car makers install production lines for electric vehicles, Greg Blackman looks at how vision is currently used in their factories

Vorsprung durch photonik

Machine vision technology is improving quality control in automotive manufacturing, writes Abigail Williams

Driven by vision

Within the automotive industry, machine vision has become the eye of production, as Beth Harlen finds out

Vision under the hood

Greg Blackman looks at the vision equipment inspecting car manufacturing lines, a highly automated factory environment and a big user of machine vision

Driving production

Rob Coppinger sees the advantages of using vision systems for part inspection throughout the automotive supply chain

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