Redu­cing Risk With Visi­on-Gui­ded Laser Wel­ding

InvotecMachine Vision Systems, Micro Laser Processing, News, Precision Joining

Visi­on-gui­ded laser wel­ding is a tech­ni­que that com­bi­nes auto­ma­ted inspec­tion with tra­di­tio­nal laser wel­ding to increa­se weld qua­li­ty, impro­ve con­sis­ten­cy, and redu­ce scrap. Visi­on gui­d­ance is used in situa­ti­ons whe­re the com­bi­na­ti­on of tole­ran­ce stack-ups, beam dia­me­ter, and fea­ture size would cau­se incon­sis­tent welds. This typi­cal­ly occurs in manu­fac­tu­ring envi­ron­ments for medi­cal devices, auto­mo­ti­ve sen­sors, and other intri­ca­te pro­duc­ts that requi­re flaw­less con­sis­ten­cy despi­te tight tole­ran­ces, repe­ti­ti­ve pro­duc­tions, and com­pli­ca­ted assem­bly pro­ces­ses. Visi­on-gui­ded laser wel­ding works best in app­li­ca­ti­ons whe­re … Read More

Crea­ting Con­trast for Machi­ne Visi­on

InvotecMachine Vision Systems, News

Most manu­fac­tu­rers design their pro­duct befo­re con­si­de­ring their equip­ment needs. Howe­ver, ack­now­led­ging both simul­ta­ne­ous­ly can save time and money—especially when it comes to machi­ne visi­on sys­tems. That’s becau­se visi­on tech­no­lo­gy reli­es on con­trast for accu­ra­cy during inspec­tion. Kee­ping this in mind when selec­ting pro­duct com­pon­ents impro­ves per­for­mance and func­tio­n­a­li­ty. Here are some tricks for crea­ting con­trast your pro­duct design: Opti­mi­ze ligh­t­ing: design fea­tures that are uni­que or have a spe­cial pat­tern to take advan­ta­ge of ligh­t­ing and enhan­ce reco­gni­ti­on. Crea­te … Read More

Invo­tec Fea­tured in Assem­bly Maga­zi­ne


Invo­tec was recent­ly fea­tured in Assem­bly Maga­zi­ne as part of their “Sys­tems Roun­dup” for medi­cal device manu­fac­tu­rers. “Assem­bly lines for medi­cal devices don’t have to be ent­i­re­ly auto­ma­ted. In some cases, a mix of manu­al and auto­ma­ted sta­ti­ons is more effi­ci­ent and cost-effec­­ti­ve. Recent­ly, sys­tems inte­gra­tor Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring Inc. desi­gned a lean cell to pro­du­ce a non­in­va­si­ve sur­gi­cal device. The chal­len­ge of this line was to balan­ce the sim­pli­ci­ty of manu­al sta­ti­ons with the com­ple­xi­ty of ful­­ly-auto­­ma­­ted stations—leveraging the bene­fits … Read More

Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring, Inc. Opens Min­nea­po­lis Loca­ti­on


Day­ton, Ohio, USA, May 15, 2018–Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring, Inc. opens a Min­nea­po­lis loca­ti­on to bet­ter ser­ve medi­cal device manu­fac­tu­rers in medi­cal alley.   Head­quar­te­red in Day­ton, Ohio, Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring, Inc. has been hel­ping medi­cal device manu­fac­tures sol­ve com­plex assem­bly, test, and inspec­tion chal­len­ges for 25 years. After joi­ning the Hahn Group in 2017, Invo­tec is exci­ted to expand their presence—starting with a new office in Min­nea­po­lis, MN. “We have a lar­ge con­cen­tra­ti­on of custo­mers in the [Min­nea­po­lis] area who need our … Read More

Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring is spon­so­ring the Women in Bio­sci­ence lea­dership bre­ak­fast and BioOhio’s Day­ton Soci­al


Invo­tec is a proud mem­ber of BioOhio—a local non-pro­­­fit con­nec­ting bio­sci­ence orga­ni­za­ti­ons that sup­port an impro­ved qua­li­ty of life world­wi­de. This Novem­ber, Invo­tec is spon­so­ring two Bio­Ohio events. Women in Bio­sci­ence 11.15.17 @ 8:30 a.m. — 10:30 a.m. |Atri­cu­re: 7555 Inno­va­ti­on Way, Mason, OH 45040 This bre­ak­fast work­shop is part of Bio­Ohi­o’s lea­dership series. The goal is to high­light topics that pro­vi­de tools nee­ded to advan­ce into lea­dership posi­ti­ons wit­hin tech­ni­cal fields. While the­se events are gea­red towards women, male … Read More

Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring Will Be a Spon­sor at IMDMC’s Annu­al Con­fe­rence | Novem­ber 1 | India­na­po­lis, IN


The India­na Medi­cal Device Manufacturer’s Coun­cil (IMD­MC) is hol­ding their annu­al con­fe­rence on Novem­ber 1 in down­town Indianapolis—and Invo­tec Engi­nee­ring will be a spon­sor at the event. This year’s con­fe­rence inclu­des two FDA speakers as well as panel dis­cus­sions and exhi­bits from the India­na bio­sci­ence rese­arch insti­tu­te, experts in cyber secu­ri­ty, medi­cal device com­pa­nies, and more. Key­note pre­sen­ta­ti­ons inclu­de: “Medi­cal Device Cyber Secu­ri­ty: An FDA Per­spec­tive” with Dr. Suzan­ne Schwartz, CDRH Asso­cia­te Direc­tor for Sci­ence and Stra­te­gic Part­nerships at the … Read More