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Touch of class

From interactive displays to 360° spherical videos of rock concerts, Greg Blackman finds out why machine vision technology is so suited to applications outside of industry

Vision luminaries

Greg Blackman on how luminescence imaging is improving the efficiency of solar cells

Organic growth

Point Grey Research has become a leading name in machine vision - and all under its own steam, as Warren Clark discovers

Not scratching the surface

Surfaces have a key role, stopping corrosion for one, and Rob Coppinger examines the latest solutions for inspecting this most important of features

Another dimension

Imaging in 3D is billed as one of the most promising growth areas in machine vision at the moment, but is the hype justified? Greg Blackman finds out

An extremely good vintage

Greg Blackman looks at the relatively recent introduction of vision in farming, from measuring vigour in vineyards to grading cherries

Metal heads

Vision systems are used throughout various metal processing tasks, from pressing aluminium parts to automotive welding all the way to shredding scrap metal, as Rob Coppinger discovers

From East to West

Warren Clark charts the history of Ximea, an imaging company with roots in Slovakia

Let the games begin

Rob Coppinger looks at how imaging technology will be employed for security purposes at this year's London Olympics, as well as how it's used at other major events

Space race

Greg Blackman investigates how robots like Robonaut 2 and the Mars rovers are using imaging to operate in and explore outer space

Stories to tell - marking our 50th issue

Imaging and Machine Vision Europe is celebrating its 50th issue, a milestone that represents around a decade of reporting on the machine vision market. To mark the occasion, we've asked senior industry figures to recount their favourite moments from the last 10 years of working in the industry

Entrepreneurial spirit

Warren Clark speaks to Julie Busby who founded vision distributor Multipix Imaging 15 years ago this year

Setting standards

The buzz at last year's Vision show in Stuttgart concerned USB3 Vision, a new machine vision standard based on USB 3.0. Greg Blackman looks at how it will fit into the connectivity landscape

Precision packing

Greg Blackman looks at some of the vision solutions employed on packaging lines

Code leaders

Warren Clark explores the history of Microscan, a leader in barcode scanning technology for 30 years, and now making serious moves into machine vision

Mobile vision

Rob Coppinger on how machine vision solutions are being applied in traffic monitoring and enforcement

Does this scan?

Greg Blackman on the latest developments in line scan camera technology

Intelligent assembly

Alysium-Tech has carved a niche in the supply of digital cable, meeting the needs of machine vision and more, as Warren Clark discovers

Waste not, want not

Making recycling profitable is all about sorting waste to a high degree of purity. Hyperspectral imaging offers recycling centres a way to increase the purity of sorted materials and therefore their profits, as Greg Blackman finds out

Dynamic snapshots

Rob Coppinger exposes the sports world's latest imaging technology for capturing everything from athletes at a standing start to those running at high speed round a track

Heat of battle

Greg Blackman explores the various imaging technologies deployed by soldiers on the battlefield

Programming power

Greg Blackman on the developments taking place within image processing libraries

Medical marvels

Warren Clark looks at applications of vision technology in medical diagnosis and treatment

Code trackers

Rob Coppinger finds that vision systems are now required to track smaller and smaller markings that whizz past on ever-faster conveyors

Imaging games

Stephen Mounsey looks at the crossover between machine vision and video games

Window on inspection

The properties of glass can both help and hinder pinpointing defects in the material, as Greg Blackman discovers

Illuminating solar

Greg Blackman explores how automated inspection is improving the quality and bringing down costs of solar cells

Superb in CMOS

Cmosis is one of the industry's leading companies in CMOS image sensors - a position it has achieved in a very short space of time, as Warren Clark discovers

3D in profile

Greg Blackman looks at 3D imaging technology and the areas where it is used

Heavy metal

Stephen Mounsey looks at some of the heaviest applications of automated imaging, on trains, on trucks, and in safely storing vast quantities of highly flammable materials

Bottling uncapped

Greg Blackman looks at where machine vision is proving vital for quality control on bottling and canning lines

Lighting the way

Warren Clark talks to ProPhotonix about its LED and laser module business following the company's rebranding last year from StockerYale

Seen from all sides

Coupling vision with a robot can make for a flexible inspection system. Greg Blackman investigates some areas where robotic systems incorporating imaging are finding a use

Scientific strides

Andor Technology has carved out a niche as a camera manufacturer that excels in niche markets, as Warren Clark discovers

All-seeing eye

Stephen Mounsey takes a look at the cameras that are taking a look at all of us

Into connect

With the recent release of CoaXPress and the planned release of Camera Link HS later in the year, Greg Blackman explores how these two new standards will fit into the machine vision connectivity landscape

Does it come in puce...?

Technical progress and increased demand is seeing colour imaging advance from its established print inspection market to a host of other applications. Stephen Mounsey looks at the challenges of reproducing colours in machine vision

A measure of success

Z-Laser has been solving guidance and positioning problems for 25 years, as Warren Clark discovers

Spectroscopy meets imaging

Multispectral and hyperspectral imaging techniques, which combine spectroscopy and imaging, are opening up a range of applications from environmental monitoring and agricultural research to automation of plastic recycling, as Greg Blackman discovers

On the road again

Greg Blackman looks at some examples of intelligent transport systems in use for traffic monitoring and enforcement

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