Originally developed as a key component of a color CCD camera-based microscanner system used to acquire images of tissue sample slides commonly processed as part of medical education programs, pathological diagnostic investigations and sundry scientific research and development efforts, the software is suitable for use in other areas involving items of interest that are too large to be imaged in their entirety at the desired or required resolutions.
Stitched together images of semiconductor devices, microcircuits, flexible circuits, solar cells, ceramic tiles, carpet tiles, textiles, printed substrates, paper currency, stamps, casino playing cards, etc., could enable companies to implement more efficient automated inspection of such products by AVIA(TM) (Automated Visual Information Analysis) and other machine vision software specifically developed to provide reliable detection of subtle defects that reside in extremely large images.
The digitization of large skins/hides on certain automated leather cutting systems is already accomplished by piecing together many snapshots acquired in sequence by an indexing camera. In this case, use of the software to improve the image stitching performance of these systems would result in more accurate nesting and cutting operations and ultimately better yields.
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About The Value Engineering Alliance
Established in July of 1987, THE VALUE ENGINEERING ALLIANCE specializes in the conceptualization, development, marketing, selling, and implementation of machine vision solutions that lower the overall costs of laboratory and industrial manufacturing operations (analysis, assembly, inspection, test, control, identification, etc.) while achieving equivalent or enhanced levels of system/process performance and reliability.
Renowned as the supplier of application-specific vision software libraries used by several of the vision industry’s premier players to enhance their existing offerings or expand into new application arenas, The VEA has been equally successful as a supplier of vision software and systems used in numerous industries by OEMs, system developers/integrators and automation engineers inside end user organizations. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts (USA), the VEA operates worldwide via its extensive network of allied organizations and individuals. For additional information about the VEA’s activities and areas of expertise, visit www.The-V-E-A.com.