IMTS highlights how the quest for quality drives sensing innovation

IMTS highlights how the quest for quality drives sensing innovation Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the sensor technology innovations featured at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). Design/methodology/approach – In‐depth interviews with exhibitors of sensor products were undertaken. Findings – Sensor technology continues to grow rapidly to keep up with manufacturing trends such as the need for better product quality, nano‐technology, automated testing, and an ever growing interest in 100 percent in process production testing. Practical implications – Manufacturers are finding answers to many quality assessment needs with the rapid advances being made by sensor device and inspection system suppliers to offer innovative ways to better inspect components. Originality/value – Manufacturers are finding answers to many quality assessment needs with the rapid advances being made by sensor device and inspection system suppliers to offer innovative ways to better inspect components. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Sensor Review Emerald Publishing

IMTS highlights how the quest for quality drives sensing innovation

Sensor Review, Volume 32 (1): 5 – Jan 20, 2012

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © 2012 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
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0260-2288
DOI
10.1108/02602281211197107
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to review the sensor technology innovations featured at the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS). Design/methodology/approach – In‐depth interviews with exhibitors of sensor products were undertaken. Findings – Sensor technology continues to grow rapidly to keep up with manufacturing trends such as the need for better product quality, nano‐technology, automated testing, and an ever growing interest in 100 percent in process production testing. Practical implications – Manufacturers are finding answers to many quality assessment needs with the rapid advances being made by sensor device and inspection system suppliers to offer innovative ways to better inspect components. Originality/value – Manufacturers are finding answers to many quality assessment needs with the rapid advances being made by sensor device and inspection system suppliers to offer innovative ways to better inspect components.

Journal

Sensor ReviewEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 20, 2012

Keywords: Inspection; Length; Surface finish; Vibration; 3‐D; X‐ray

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