Footwear production within the EU is becoming more mechanised and more specialised. In this frame, the present project intends to improve the cutting systems by means of the introduction of two innovative systems:- To design a surface defects identification and classification system based in artificial vision techniques. The information generated by the system will by passed to the cutting machine allowing to avoid cutting critical shoe parts from those fault areas identified. This will enable shoe manufacturers to reduce reject rates of footwear and provide improvements in quality and cutting process efficiency. . To design and build an innovative system to perform the identification and collection of the leather pieces obtained after the cutting process with the aim to evaluate its efficiency and economical feasibility.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards
3700-018 S.joao Da Madeira