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Use flat LED lighting for checking smooth machined surfaces

LED glares made the machined surfaces look uneven

A machine designer at a machine tool manufacturer that took pride in their highly precise work was developing a new machining center equipped with a turning process function, and had one problem that could not be solved. When he was overseeing the operation status from a viewing window, glares from the LED illumination inside the machine made the machined surface look like having chatter marks, which apparently ruined the look of high-precision machining. He was wondering what to do, being unable to resolve the issue by changing the angle of the illumination or how the light shone. IDEC solved the glare problem using a certain product. Which product did IDEC use?

Flat LED lighting makes machined surfaces look smooth as they really are