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SIX (6) CRITICAL FACTORS FOR SELECTING A MACHINE VISION SYSTEM

For those who might be a little bit unsure as to the definition of machine vision (MV), let’s now define the term as follows:

“ Machine vision (MV) is the technology and methods used to provide imaging-based automatic inspection and analysis for such applications as automatic inspection, process control, and robot guidance in industry.” … 2,384 more words

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY NASA

References for this post are taken from NASA Tech Briefs, Vol 39, No 2, February 2015.

In 1915 the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) was formed by our Federal government.  599 more words

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THE ROSETTA MISSION & PHILAE LANDER

Wonder how difficult it would be to land a mosquito on a speeding bullet?  What do you think?  Well, that’s just about the degree of difficulty in launching, navigating and landing the… 973 more words

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WE’VE COME A LONG WAY

Two days ago I had the need to refresh my memory concerning the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Most of the work I do involves designing work cells to automate manufacturing processes but one client asked me to take a look at a problem involving thermodynamic and heat transfer processes.  610 more words

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CNG (COMPRASSED NATURAL GAS) & AUTOMOTIVE

INTRODUCTION:

The use of natural gas in the form of CNG (compressed natural gas) is becoming an accepted alternative to petroleum; i.e. gasoline.   In 2011, the use of natural gas as a fuel for automobiles and trucks rose 7.1 % per year with a remarkable increase of thirty-eight percent (38%) since 2006.  688 more words

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2014 ENGINEERING SALARY SURVEY

Information for this post was taken from the following sources: 1.) Design News Daily Magazine, Rob Spiegel, 2.) Machine Design, “Engineering by the Numbers”, 9 October 2014, 3.) Payscale.com, and 4.) The Occupational Employment Statistics, Bureau of Labor Statistics. 622 more words

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RELIABILITY ENGINEERING

The following post is taken from a PDHonline course this author has written for professional engineers. The entire course may be found from PDHonline.org.  Look for Introduction to Reliability Engineering. 1,994 more words

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