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Looking closely at very small things: inspecting bimetallic strips

Very small things can cause very big problems (just consider the manflu virus). It’s not all about the large, easily visible features – as you’ll see. We recently undertook a trial to inspect metal laminates for a company that makes engine parts (mostly bearings). The components we looked at were copper/steel bimetallic strips. The metal..

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New technology: metamaterials and vision systems

New technology is emerging all the time. Today, we’re looking at some technology that won’t just ena Vision systems have been in the news over the past few days – with advances in imaging technology that may have far-reaching consequences the vision industry. The science behind it is complicated but fascinating, with the full scientific paper..

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Getting inked: testing printer heads

We often undertake free trials for prospective customers, to enable us to provide an accurate quote Recently, we were approached by a supplier to a printer manufacturer to find out if it were possible to check for blocked or defective inkjets. So, being curious and obliging chaps, we gathered together some equipment and got stuck..

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Happy new year from Bytronic

A year or so ago, Bytronic decided to help to set up a charity for orphans and villagers in Morocco.   A little background The Amali Association was formed, and has saved many lives already, and improved many others. Amali, which means ‘my hope’ in Arabic, was started after a courageous man walked many miles..

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Illuminating your project: light sources

This is the first in a series of articles looking at illumination in a little more depth. Lighting i This type of specialist illumination is very sophisticated, requiring the application of science to understand why and how different lighting options are suited to different uses. Begin at the beginning with illumination Before you even start..

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Moving offices: a fresh start

Bytronic has moved! No longer denizens of Warwick, we’ve moved to spanking new premises in the delightful town of Henley-in-Arden. Having outgrown our premises at the Warwick Technology Park, we have acquired new premises at the following address: 10 Ardent Court, William James Way, Henley-in-Arden, Warwickshire, B95 5GF. We’ve got more space, more scope to..

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Non-contact measurement: damage free!

In days of yore, someone would take a couple of items per hour off a production line and measure the An increasing focus on quality means that more and more products need to be tested – and a dozen people all measuring a variety of stuff manually is not the way to go about it…

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Journey to the centre of the eye

Given that machine vision uses cameras, which work in a not-dissimilar way to the eye, we’ll take a The human eye is the product of around five billion years of evolution. Perfectly “designed” to take advantage of the available light, its purpose is to project an in-focus image onto a surface which collects the image..

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Lighting and filters for the uninitiated

Lighting is, arguably, the most important part of a vision system. After all, without light there is no sight. Because cameras are so much less versatile and adaptive than the human eye, we need to optimise lighting conditions so that cameras can produce the best images possible. Cameras see the light reflected back from objects,..

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Musings of an engineering student

My interest in engineering probably started when I couldn’t figure out why my train set wasn’t working. I have a passion for technology (and quite like the odd sci-fi movie) so a degree in Electronic Engineering seemed the logical choice. My course at the University of Surrey is a three-year BEng programme with the addition..

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