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Considerations In The Design And Specifications Of An Automatic Inspection System
Author(s): David T. Lee
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Paper Abstract

Considerable activities have been centered around the automation of manufacturing quality control and inspection functions. Several reasons can be cited for this development. The continuous pressure of direct and indirect labor cost increase is only one of the obvious motivations. With the drive for electronics miniaturization come more and more complex processes where control parameters are critical and the yield is highly susceptible to inadequate process monitor and inspection. With multi-step, multi-layer process for substrate fabrication, process defects that are not detected and corrected at certain critical points may render the entire subassembly useless. As a process becomes more complex, the time required to test the product increases significantly in the total build cycle. The urgency to reduce test time brings more pressure to improve in-process control and inspection. The advances and improvements of components, assemblies and systems such as micro-processors, micro-computers, programmable controllers, and other intelligent devices, have made the automation of quality control much more cost effective and justifiable.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 May 1980
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0220, Optics in Metrology and Quality Assurance, (28 May 1980); doi: 10.1117/12.958592
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David T. Lee, Photo-Sonics, Inc. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0220:
Optics in Metrology and Quality Assurance
Harvey L. Kasdan, Editor(s)

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