automated x-ray inspection


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automated x-ray inspection

The machine-based examination of products by scanning beneath their surfaces with x-rays. For example, automated x-ray inspection (AXI) is widely used to spot defects in BGA chip alignment on the circuit board, where connections are not visible to optical scanners. See automated optical inspection.
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WESTLAKE, OH -- Nordson in September acquired Matrix Technologies, a manufacturer of automated x-ray inspection equipment for electronics assemblies.
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The automated X-ray inspection system also is suitable for the inline inspection of double-sided PCBs.
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UK SMART Group (smartgroup.org) is collaborating on a two-year counterfeit detection research project with the aim of developing a novel automated x-ray inspection system.
Automated optical inspection (AOI) and automated X-ray inspection (AXI) have been around for some time in various configurations and both have played a role in improving the quality of circuit boards.
In this case, the definition of target system is automated optical inspection, automated x-ray inspection or in-circuit test system.

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