June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Inspection of parts for dimensional compliance is a common task in prototyping, manufacture, and quality control. In prototyping and quality assurance courses, students gain an appreciation for the importance, intricacies, and often time-consuming nature of parts inspection that can lower productivity. Here we report student project for designing, fabricating, and testing a non-contact capacitive probe station that can check (pitch and surface figures) threaded parts with multiple thread sizes, with a cycle time of 5 seconds. The performance, cost, and capabilities will be compared to machine vision inspection of parts using a CCD camera and image analysis software. This desktop modular system can be retrofit to CNC machines for in-line, real-time inspection, and includes network data communication. This effort was an 8-month Senior Design capstone project for Engineering Technology students.
Mauk, M. G., & Chiou, R., & Ciobanescu Husanu, I. N., & English, D., & Hazm, M. N. (2017, June), Non-Contact Capacitance-Probe System for Part Inspection Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28707
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