New Digital Optical Comparator article in Quality Magazine – Medical Device Insepection

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator is featured in August 2017’s Quality Magazine in an article titled “Digital Advancements for Shop Floor Inspection of Medical Devices.” The article discusses the difficulties in the measurement and inspection of medical parts, such as orthopedic implants and medical instruments, and the current solutions different types of VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparators can offer to meet these challenges.

The article is presently available for download in .pdf format in our Publications section. Our Applications section also contains more information about how the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator can be used for Medical Device and Orthopedic Implant Manufacturing applications.

Extended Travel 700-Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator featured in Modern Machine Shop

A new article about the Extended Travel 700-Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator has just appeared in Modern Machine Shop.

Larger Digital Comparator Model with Trunnion-Table Design

The 700 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator 5-axis inspection and measurement system is the ideal solution for the automatic inspection of parts with complex geometries.
The 700 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator 5-axis inspection and measurement system is the ideal solution for the automatic inspection of parts with complex geometries. The Extended 24″ x 24″ x 24″ travel machine with trunnion configuration for big and heavy parts is shown above.

The article is also available in pdf format.

 

Publications

The VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator has been featured in a number of different publications.

Quality Magazine: Digital Advancements for Shop Floor Inspection of Medical Devices (August 2017)

Currently available to download in pdf format pdf

Quality Magazine: Automatic Inspection of Industrial and Gas Turbine Parts (November 2016)

Also available to download in pdf format pdf

Modern Machine Shop: Larger Digital Comparator Model with Trunnion-Table Design (July 2016)

Also available to download in pdf format pdf

Aerospace & Defense Technology: Digital Optical Comparator (February 2016)

Also available to download in pdf format pdf

Manufacturing Engineering – Aerospace & Defense 2015 Yearbook: A New Paradigm for Holes Inspection (September 2015)

Also available to download in pdf format pdf

Today’s Medical Developments: Digital Optical Comparators Improve Manufacturing (May 2015)

Also available to download in pdf format pdf

Quality Magazine: Optical Measurement: When & Why? (April 2015)

Quality Digest: Automatic Five-Axis Inspection of Aerospace Components (February 2015)

Also available to download in pdf format pdf

Aerospace Manufacturing & Design (AMD) Magazine: Automatic 5-axis Inspection of Drilled Components (October 2014)

Also available to download in pdf format pdf

Quality Magazine: The Digital Optical Comparator Advances (October 2013)

Also available to download in pdf format pdf

Manufacturing Engineering: Comparing Noncontact Measurement Approaches (November 2011)

Modern Machine Shop: Sizing Up The Digital Optical Comparator (September 2011)

Also available to download in pdf format pdf

CNC West – QA & Fabrication: First Digital Optical Comparator (December 2010)

Canadian Metalworking: Technology Spotlight: Digital Optical Comparator (August 2010)

Quality Digest: The Revolution in Optical Comparators (February 2010)

NASA Tech Briefs: Vision Advances Improve Optical Inspection (August 2008)

Publications featuring the VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator

700 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator featured in Aerospace and Defense Technology

Please note that a new article about the 5-axis 700 series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator has just appeared in the February 2016 edition of Aerospace and Defense Technology:

700 Series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator Replaces CMM Inspection

You can also download the article in .pdf format.

The 5-axis 700 Series VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator
The 5-axis 700 Series VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator

“A New Paradigm for Aero Engine Holes Inspection” – Case Study

A new “case study” article about the 5-axis 700 series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator has just appeared in the September 2015 edition of Manufacturing Engineering – Aerospace & Defense 2015 Yearbook:

A New Paradigm for Aero Engine Hole Inspection

In this case study, Paradigm Precision (a large aerospace sub-contractor to GE, UT, Rolls Royce and many others) explains how they are using the VisionGauge® system to carry out 100% inspection of cooling holes on a wide range of complex 5-axis parts, including blades, vanes and heat shields.

They mention that they are achieving a repeatability of +/-0.0001″.

You can also download the article in .pdf format.

The 700 Series 5-axis VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator inspecting various types of holes.
The 700 Series 5-axis VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator inspecting various types of holes.

“Automatic Inspection of Aerospace Components” – Article

Please note that a new article about the 5-axis 700 series VisionGauge® Digital Optical Comparator has just appeared in the February 2015 edition of Quality Digest:

Automatic Inspection of Aerospace Components

You can also download the article in .pdf format.

The 700 Series VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator is a 5-axis inspection and measurement system that is ideal for parts with complex geometries such as aircraft engine turbine blade.
The 700 Series VisionGauge Digital Optical Comparator is a 5-axis inspection and measurement system that is ideal for parts with complex geometries such as aircraft engine turbine blade.