Visage is a stand-alone station for first article inspection of cured tires.-á Cycle time is between 1 and 2 minutes depending on tire size.-á First article inspection is done after a new mold release, mold repair/reassembly, or mold change.-á It will support scanning the tire and phase-matching it to a reference scan.-á A one-time design set-up is required for each tire type.-á The operator will use the design editor to drag and drop boxes around each text feature and classify it according to feature type.-á After the tire is scanned the operator will see the scan data phase-matched to the design.-á The software will automatically find each feature and display it alongside the reference feature.-á An OCR utility will compare the scan text to the master and make a pass/fail decision.-á For features that are not OCR readable, a dialog box will be displayed for the operator to perform the proscribed function.-á All test data and results text will be archived in a data log file.-á