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Integrating 3-D Scanning into CIM

Objective

The objective of the 3D SCAN project is to improve the technology available for 3D optical inspection and to demonstrate prototype 3D optical scanning systems integrated into different CIM environments.

The work will cover:

- formulation and promotion of a range image standard, which will allow three-dimensional measurements from any sensor to be processed in a standard way by CAD/CAM or other applications
- development of a laser stripe sensor for use on a coordinate measuring machine, an intelligent 3D sensor, and a Fourier fringe analysis sensor
- development of a prototypeRange image toolbox to translate range images into CAD surfaces suitable for CAD/CAM systems

Three pilot applications are foreseen, in reverse engineering, inspection and on-line process control. First prototypes of all systems have been demonstrated in October 1993. Final results will be incorporated in products marketed by consortium members.

Coordinator

3D SCANNERS LTD
Address
The Technocentre, Coventry University Technology P
CV1 2TT Coventry
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

Fidia SpA
Italy
Address
Corso Lombardia 11
10099 San Mauro Torinese Torino
LIVERPOOL POLYTECHNIC
United Kingdom
Address
Byron Street
L3 3AF Liverpool
Mecof SpA
Italy
Address
Molino 2
15070 Belforte Monferrato (To)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITÄT BERLIN
Germany
Address
Salzufer 17-19
10587 Berlin
Université de Lyon I (Université Claude Bernard)
France
Address
15 Quai Claude Bernard
69007 Lyon