12 March 1988 Automatic SMT Inspection With -X-Ray Vision
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Proceedings Volume 0850, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision II; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942864
Event: Advances in Intelligent Robotics Systems, 1987, Cambridge, CA, United States
X-ray is used in many different ways and in a broad variety of applications with today's world. One of the most obvious uses is in the medically related applications. Although less obvious, x-ray is used within industry as well. Inspection of metal castings, pipe-line welds, equipment structures and personal security are just a few. Historically, both medical and industrial x-ray have been dependent on film exposure, development and reading to capture and present the projected image. This process however is labor intensive, time consuming and costly. Correct exposure time and proper view orientation are in question until the film is developed and examined. In many cases, this trial and error causes retakes with the accompanying expense and delays. Recently, due to advances in x-ray tube technology, tubes with microfocus construction have become available. These tubes operate at high enough flux density such that when combined with x-ray to visible light converters, real-time imaging is possible.
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Robert A. Kuntz, Robert A. Kuntz, Peter D. Steinmetz, Peter D. Steinmetz, "Automatic SMT Inspection With -X-Ray Vision", Proc. SPIE 0850, Optics, Illumination, and Image Sensing for Machine Vision II, (12 March 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.942864; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.942864


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