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Vision System Says Goodbye to Blowholes

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Holly O’Dell, Contributing Editor

Gruber & Kaja High Tech Metals GmbH, an automotive supplier specializing in engine-related aluminum die-cast parts, needed to manufacture durable, high-quality products free of blowholes. These cavities, which can occur when material volume shrinks during the melt-solidification process, can impair a component’s function. Historically, the die-cast parts had been inspected by hand, leaving room for human error. The need to reliably detect blowholes 0.4 mm and larger in components sized 350 × 400 mm, combined with an increase in demand for work, prompted Gruber & Kaja...Read full article

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