What is it about?

An automated inspection of stent manufacturing is developed and applied to acquire, process, and analyze the image data of stents using a line-scan camera and automated multi-axes scan mechanics to acquire the image data during the scanning process.

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Why is it important?

he system generates a large, highly detailed image of the entire stent pattern in a few seconds (typically 20 s and the error detection in 10 to 15 s). Manufacturers of stents can benefit greatly from this new technology, which suits the particular inspection needs of the 100% quality requirement of stent production.

Perspectives

The technology continues to evolve and take advantage of the latest developments in the growing field of digital optics, imaging, and computer capabilities.

DI Dr. techn. Issa Ibraheem
Damascus University

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This page is a summary of: An automated inspection system for stents, The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, May 2009, Springer Science + Business Media, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-009-2133-5.
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