Reducing Risk With Vision-Guided Laser Welding

InvotecMachine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing, News, Precision Joining

Vision-guided laser welding is a technique that combines automated inspection with traditional laser welding to increase weld quality, improve consistency, and reduce scrap. Vision guidance is used in situations where the combination of tolerance stack-ups, beam diameter, and feature size would cause inconsistent welds. This typically occurs in manufacturing environments for medical devices, automotive sensors, and other intricate products that require flawless consistency despite tight tolerances, repetitive productions, and complicated assembly processes. Vision-guided laser welding works best in applications where … Read More

Creating Contrast for Machine Vision

InvotecMachine Vision Systems, News

Most manufacturers design their product before considering their equipment needs. However, acknowledging both simultaneously can save time and money—especially when it comes to machine vision systems. That’s because vision technology relies on contrast for accuracy during inspection. Keeping this in mind when selecting product components improves performance and functionality. Here are some tricks for creating contrast your product design: Optimize lighting: design features that are unique or have a special pattern to take advantage of lighting and enhance recognition. Create … Read More

Tech Tip: Test Systems & Anticipating Your Unknowns

InvotecNews, Test Systems

Solid test systems are a critical component in medical device manufacturing—and for good reason. High international standards set by the FDA and CE regulatory bodies help keep patients and healthcare professionals safe, making compliance necessary but not always easy to achieve. Robust test equipment helps manufacturers ensure that devices can withstand external forces not tested during the assembly process. Designing these systems always presents the same challenge: engineers must learn to predict what they don’t know. So how do they … Read More