Comparability of the performance of in-line computer vision for geometrical verification of parts, produced by Additive Manufacturing

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Abstract

The field of Additive Manufacturing is growing at an accelerated rate, as prototyping is left in favor of direct manufacturing of components for the industry and consumer. A consequence of masscustomization and component complexity is an adverse geometrical verification challenge. Mass-customized parts with narrow geometrical tolerances require individual verification whereas many hyper-complex parts simply cannot be measured by traditional means such as by optical or mechanical measurement tools. This paper address the challenge by detailing how in-line computer vision has been employed in order to verify geometrical tolerances, The paper addresses to which precision, tolerance verification has been achieved, by assessing the reconstruction capability against reference 3D scanning by a selected number of AM processes. Geometrical verification was achieved down to a precision of 20μm for ideal AM processes, whereas the thermally driven SLM due to thermal warpage, resulting in a reconstruction accuracy of 400 μm.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2014 ASPE Spring Topical Meeting : Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing
PublisherAmerican Society for Precision Engineering
Publication date2014
Pages179-183
ISBN (Print)9781887706643
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event2014 ASPE Spring Topical Meeting: Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish in Additive Manufacturing - University of California, Berkeley, United States
Duration: 13 Apr 201416 Apr 2014

Conference

Conference2014 ASPE Spring Topical Meeting
LocationUniversity of California
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBerkeley
Period13/04/201416/04/2014

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