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op′tical scan′ning


n.
the process of interpreting data in printed, handwritten, bar-code, or other visual form by a device (op′tical scan′ner) that scans and identifies the data.
[1955–60]
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Cambridge Technology has been designing, developing and manufacturing innovative beam steering solutions including galvanometer-based optical scanning components, 2-axis and 3-axis scan heads, scanning subsystems, high-power scanning heads, and controlling hardware and software for more than 40 years.
Cambridge Technology designs, develops and manufactures beam steering solutions including galvanometer-based optical scanning components, 2-axis and 3-axis scan heads, scanning subsystems, high-power scanning heads, and controlling hardware and software.
Worcester was one of the first communities in the state to use optical scanning equipment to read and tabulate ballots.
Our original hybrid modelling methodology allows to reduce irradiance substantially by using lower accuracy computed tomography survey scanning for the estimation of bony surfaces parameters and spatial arrangement of masticatory system's parts; and high accuracy models of dental arches can be created by optical scanning data of gypsum casts of dental arches.
Incorporates four high-res CCD cameras for optical scanning. Reportedly automatically separates good and bad boards in a cycle time of less than 15 sec.
Department of Commerce, to assist in expanding the language for use in other industries: "We did not focus on developing this standard to be automotive-specific, so NIST is looking at applications for the aerospace and defense industries." Once AIAG completes the rollout of the language it will begin tackling a common language set to be shared among optical scanning equipment, with a task force studying the issue throughout the year.--KMK
Simple scanning procedures, high density of data acquired in a single scan, possibility of integrated reverse engineering and inspection are all advantages of optical scanning compared to conventional coordinate measuring.
Chapters on applications focus on the four major areas of fiber-optics, optical scanning, display and imaging, and adaptive optics.
Featuring advanced optical scanning technology and Ethernet network communications, BioScan Express is ideal for handling secure access control, time and attendance, and workforce management.
Content covers "all aspects of holography and speckle," ASP said, including biomedical applications, optical memories, x-ray and electron holography, optical scanning, heat and mass transfer, refraction, astronomy and automatic analysis, among Others.
Westwind Air Bearings makes rotary motion components and spindles for PCB drilling, semiconductor manufacturing, optical scanning and medical and arts imaging.
OK, so Lane County will be the last county in Oregon to get its new optical scanning ballot machines installed, but only by a matter of weeks.

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