Photogrammetry for Repositioning in Additive Manufacturing

Janus Nørtoft Jensen, Rasmus Ahrenkiel Lyngby, Henrik Aanæs, Eyþór Rúnar Eiríksson, Jannik Boll Nielsen, Jakob Wilm, David Bue Pedersen

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In this preliminary work, we present our current status on how to use single camera photogrammetry to determine the orientation of an additively manufactured partly finished object that has been repositioned in the printing chamber, from a single image taken with a calibrated camera, and comparing this to the CAD model of the object. We describe how this knowledge can be used to update the machine code of the printer such that printing of the object can be resumed in the new location. This opens possibilities for embedding and assembling foreign parts into the additive manufacturing pipeline, adding another layer of flexibility to the process. However, due to various error sources in estimating the orientation of the object, more work is needed before this update can be applied
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationJoint Special Interest Group meeting between euspen and ASPE
Number of pages3
Publication date2017
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Eventeuspen and ASPE Special Interest Group Meeting: Additive Manufacturing: Dimensional Accuracy and Surface Finish from Additive Manufacturing - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Duration: 10 Oct 201711 Oct 2017


Conferenceeuspen and ASPE Special Interest Group Meeting: Additive Manufacturing
LocationKatholieke Universiteit Leuven


  • Repositioning
  • Photogrammetry
  • Computer vision
  • Additive manufacturing


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