Machine vision technology is becoming a requisite for many manufacturers because it can be used to improve quality while also providing automation. Vision systems are approximately defined as computers equipped with the sensors and facilities needed to first identify, then examine, then communicate vital information with high accuracy and precision. Errors in the manufacturing process are immediately detected, allowing necessary modifications to be done quickly and efficiently. This means that a vision system identifies, examines, and communicates critical information all at once, and provides for consistent quality in manufacturing products. As such, they are widely prevalent in many fields, including the automotive, semiconductor and electronics industries. My project will consider them mainly in their use in plastic fabrication and injection molding, specifically with respect to the inspection of battery seals at MicroTech Southwest. I will focus on the utility, efficacy, and efficiency of this technology in manufacturing fields, as well as the comparative advantage of machine vision technology over other methods or technologies.