Browsing: Industry Opinion

Is machine vision the best technology for testing quality?

Martyn Cleaver at Forward Industrial, a manufacturer of fasteners and fixings, gives his opinion on the accuracy and efficiency of using machine vision methods, such as those adopted in Keyence machines, for quality inspection

In agreement: real-world testing

Joseph A Van Wanzeele, who has been a lab and road test engineer for 13 years, agrees that physical test results are invaluable, particularly for detecting failure nodes

Caught in the turbulence

Ales Alajbegovic, VP of ground transportation at Exa Corporation, explains why accuracy is important and improving in CFD

Modeling won’t replace real-world testing

Powertrain test expert, Frank J Bohanan, supports the view expressed recently by ATTI’s regular columnist Gene Lukianov, that computer modeling can never provide the same level of value in results as physical testing

Real-world testing is invaluable

In an era where analytics and simulations are heavily relied upon, Gene argues the case for the invaluable role testing plays in vehicle development

Uncertain times ahead

Briggs explains why he believes that the Volkswagen diesel “defeat device” affair is unprecedented

Testing EV charging points

Jim Wallace, associate director of the Seaward Group, explains how the company can help customers to meet the challenges of testing EV charge points

Maintaining a winter test facility

Russ Alger, director of the institute of snow research at the Keweenaw Research Center, on maintaining and building consistent surfaces at a major winter test facility

The importance of aerodynamics

Regulatory requirements for emissions reduction are increasing the importance of vehicle aerodynamics – but this goal could also bring about conflicts, with the demands for effective thermal management and attractive styling

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