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Making Sense of Noncontact Sensors Webinar

Making Sense of Non-Contact Sensors

Both contact and non-contact sensors play a prominent role in the industry, however, this webinar focuses on non-contact sensors. There are various sensors and methods of data acquisition (laser, radar, etc.), all with advantages and drawbacks. Some methods are more accurate than others. We will be discussing the more accurate, or micro types of sensors, and some of the newer methods that are being used in the industry today.

-Focus Stacking or Extended Depth of Field – Points from Focus (CCD)
-Chromatic Point Sensor (spectrometer and confocal)
-Acoustic Tunable Objectives
-White Light Interferometry (interference)

SPC in 3 Steps

Statistical process control (SPC) needs to start at the point where parts are created. The X-Bar & R chart, Histogram chart and capability indexes provide three vital steps in observing your manufacturing process, from start to finish, to ensure that the process remains in control throughout. But that is only part of the puzzle. In addition, these steps provide a visual representation of the process to show how it meets customer requirements, as well as ability of your process to create parts that fit those requirements.

Illuminating the Objective of Vision Measurement

The way a vision system detects and collects data points can be a mystery to some. A vision system is a non-contact, non-destructive method for dimensional measurement and has the ability to “see” the features of interest vs. tactile measurement methods. The vision probe converts an image to a digital signal via a CCD camera and a frame grabber. This method allows vision machines to perform programmatic edge detection, auto focusing and pattern recognition.

How to Reduce Your CMM Programming Time Up to 95%

In this webinar we will be introducing the MiCAT Planner automatic measurement program generation software that uses 3D CAD models and Product and Manufacturing Information (PMI) to enable one-click automated generation of measurement programs. With this new program, a complex program that previously would have taken five hours to complete manually can now be completed in 15 minutes.