Surface inspection

Scanning the skies

Andrew Williams finds that 3D scanning systems that can pinpoint dents and imperfections on aircraft body panels are being welcomed by aviation businesses to replace manual inspection

The pick of the pixels

Greg Blackman looks at flat panel display inspection, where the higher resolution of displays and high-speed production make the inspection task particularly demanding

Glass half full

Greg Blackman on the intricacies of the lighting and camera systems required for high-speed glass inspection

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

Window on inspection

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

Inspection in HD

Inspecting the various components and production steps that go into ensuring every pixel on an LCD high definition TV - all two million of them - is fully operational is something that cannot be achieved without machine vision, as Greg Blackman discovers

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