G2 Technologies has developed a customizable, automated 3D inspection system for electrical connectors. To date, technicians have relied on incomplete assessments from visual inspections and 2D instrumentation. G2’s system first uses special lighting to make an image of a connector with anywhere from four to thirty-two pins. The image is next analyzed to assure all pins are present, that they are the correct pins, and that they are aligned properly. If defective, the part goes to a reject bin; if not, it advances to laser scanning. Pairs of lasers scan both the board side and mating side to make sure all pins are the right height and not bent. Two scans are needed for each view to eliminate shadows. Parts not rejected at this stage are cleaned, tested electrically, engraved with a time stamp, and then advanced to packaging. The entire process takes about 3.5 seconds per part. G2 is a company that designs and develops systems for automated testing and inspection for the automotive, aerospace, and defense industries. Its clients include Honda, 3M, BE Aerospace, and NASCAR.