Keyword: Quality control

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Application Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The race for very high resolutions places increased demands not only on display manufacturers, but also on the suppliers of light measurement technology.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Researchers have developed a method of imprinting a hidden magnetic tag, encoded with authentication information, within manufactured hardware during the part fabrication process.
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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The method could support the semiconductor industry and facilitate development of next-gen devices.
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Briefs: Imaging
The camera combines lasers, computers, and terahertz waves to see “unseen” details.
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Briefs: Aerospace
The compact instrument measures thermal conductivity of materials at below ambient temperatures.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Resolution is an often discussed but seldom understood value in the world of 3D printing and additive manufacturing.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
A production-based X-ray solution performs product quality evaluation directly on the manufacturing line.
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Articles: Internet of Things
The ability to identify hidden patterns, predict future issues, forecast usage and costs, and derive insights from IoT sensor data will reshape the industrial process forever.
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Articles: Test & Measurement
Learn about the kinds of wireless meters that can provide precise test data.
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Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Future robots could be taught how to outperform humans.
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Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

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Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Empa researchers were able to demonstrate real-time acoustic monitoring of laser weld seams.
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method also reverse-engineers computer chips to detect the chip’s purpose.
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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

There is a need for high-volume material testing/qualification but industry and researchers are currently limited by commercially available testing devices. Most wear testers can only handle one...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

Spectrometers are widely used for applications such as chemical analysis, remote sensing, quality control, environmental monitoring, spaceborne measurements, and optical measurements. Most spectrometers...

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Articles: Software

Computers and software play a major role in force measurement and quality control. Whether in the engineering lab, quality control inspection area,...

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Articles: Software

The need to measure laser output characteristics, including average power, pulse energy, and pulse shape, is a common requirement across many industrial and research applications....

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Articles: Imaging

Machine vision plays a key role in the automation of production processes. Since the advent of vision in industrial manufacturing, there have been many advances in camera and image sensor technology. Right...

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Briefs: Medical

Much can be detected in blood or urine — viral illnesses, metabolic disorders, or autoimmune diseases can be diagnosed with laboratory tests, for instance. But such examinations often take a few...

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Articles: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Automating manufacturing processes is a complex issue, with no one-size-fits-all solution. Robots range from insect-like microrobots to industrial robots powerful enough to...

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Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping

NASA Langley Research Center has developed a test station capable of in-situ testing of material deposition and layer adhesion in an extrusion additive manufacturing process. The technology addresses the problem of...

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Briefs: Communications
MorphoHawk Mathematic Morphology Software for Image and Data Analysis

Computers and automated systems have accelerated productivity and improved quality and reliability for nearly everything, and are destined to take on increasing roles as time moves on. One major limiting factor for automated systems is their inability to categorize and...

Briefs: Test & Measurement

Wind power has become an indispensable part of an environmentally friendly power supply. Therefore, it is important for this growth market that wind turbines become more efficient, more...

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Q&A: Electronics & Computers

Dr. Beyah and a team of researchers from Georgia Tech and Rutgers University have developed a three-layer system to verify that components produced using...

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Articles: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Proper filtration plays an important role in ensuring that hydraulic systems operate trouble-free. High-performance filters maintain the cleanliness of the hydraulic fluid over its entire service life. In...

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Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing

NASA Langley resides in an area prone to tidal flooding. During events that were expected to lead to flooding, there were requests for maps showing the predicted flood level and what infrastructure may be impacted,...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

A spectral transmission-reflectance-intensity (TRI) analyzer was developed that attaches to a smartphone and analyzes patient blood, urine, or saliva samples as reliably as...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

NASA’s Langley Research Center has developed a new technology for measuring the junction temperature of laser diode arrays (LDAs) that...

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