When Kelmith Lopez was tasked with finding an optical comparator in 2016, he knew he was up to the challenge. As a mechanical engineer for Artifex Solutions, part of his job included responsibility for final product quality inspection, ensuring dimensional compliance of production parts. Based on his experience with comparators, Kelmith knew that the best thing for Artifex Solutions was to find an optical comparator with more capability - one that could reduce inspection time, generate electronic chart overlays, and reduce measurement variation from multiple operators.
With these goals in mind, Kelmith and his Artifex colleagues set off to IMTS 2016 - a premier manufacturing technology show held every other year in Chicago. While walking through the show, they saw many latest technology metrology systems. Their search led them to Quality Vision International (QVI), a company that specializes in optical metrology systems. More specifically, they were introduced to the c-vision™ Video Contour Projector®.