Periodic Reporting for period 1 - SAPPHIRO (Automated Inspection Tools for Cost-effective Quality Control of Optical Materials)
Reporting period: 2018-04-01 to 2018-09-30
However, growing them is a slow and imperfect process. Very often, the crystal has defects that only get noticed after the crystal has been processed.
In most of the industrial crystals defects appears which seriously affect crystal properties, and limit their practical applications as well as final device lifetime. Therefore identifying, classifying, and quantifying defects in an automatic way helps to control raw crystal quality and improves the amount of high quality material harvested from each crystal.
Scientific Visual (Switzerland) developed highly innovative scanning technology to detect and map defects in raw synthetic crystals prior to crystal processing. Automated inspection tools based on this technology ensure that only high quality material enters the value stream. The current systems SapphiroScan™ and SapphiroScope™ are used in production of sapphire material intended for high volume markets such as LED, watch and touch screen devices.
Detailed saving that customers will benefit from have been analysed in order to perform a design to cost Quality Control systems.