OptoInspect3D Inline: Point Cloud analysis – automatised and at inline speed
There is a growing trend for the use of optical measurement systems for the determination of geometric parameters in manufacturing processes. In particular, solutions that are completely integrated into the production process, or indeed the manufacturing machine, allow the detection of deviations at an early stage and thus for rapid reaction to avoid waste or prolonged down-times and hence reduce production costs.
With the software OptoInspect3D Inline large 3D data sets generated by such optical systems can be compared with optimal reference geometries in such a fast and automated way that the validation of each part can actually happen inline – i.e. within the manufacturing chain.
Since the different functionalities are provided as a library, they can be integrated flexibly into hardware and software systems for automated measurements and the production control of products and component parts.
Already in use at:
- Airbus Group SE
- Automation W+R GmbH
- Robert Bosch GmbH
- Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
- Deutsche Bahn AG
- Fermacell GmbH
- HOLO3 Optical Metrology
- Linde Material Handling GmbH
- Mannstaedt GmbH
- MTU Aero Engines AG
- Volkswagen AG
The most important functionalities of OptoInspect3D Inline are:
OptoInspect3D Inline provides robust and efficient methods for:
- Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing analysis (GD&T)
- Best fit, Alignment (Registration)
- Filtering, Smoothing, Elimination of outliers
- Comparison nominal/actual (CAD, point cloud)
- Approximation via geometric primitives (3D, 2D)
Using highly efficient algorithms and data structures combined with multi-core support, huge data sets can be processed so fast that real time evaluations and inline integration into manufacturing chains becomes possible.
Simple and flexible integration:
Independent of the digitalisation method or device (structured light 3D scanners, light section or laser scans) 3Dd point clouds can be analysed and the geometry validated. The methods from the C++ library can be easily accessed via a C API and integrated into customized applications and workflows.
OptoInspect3D Inline can be used on different platforms (e.g. Windows, Linux with Intel or ARM CPUs) and, as a result, supports smart sensor applications.
Additionally, a graphical environment can be used to test the different functionalities and for the definition of geometric parameters for the analysis of the 3D point clouds.
Fast yet precise! The German national metrology institute (PTB) attested to OptoInspect3D Inline “deviation of the smallest order” (i.e. < 0.1 μm or 0.1“)
Sensor and device manufacturers
Do you sell 3D sensors and/or measuring devices and would you like to use OptoInspect3D Inline with your device and application software?
System manufacturers and integrators
Would you as a provider of system solutions like to integrate methods from OptoInspect3D Inline in your applications?
As developer and/or vendor of 3D data processing software do you have the need for highly performant and real-time capable data processing methods?
Would you be interested in increasing your portfolio with OptoInspect3D Inline as a new product?