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Fast and intuitive programming of adaptive laser cutting of lace enabled by machine vision
Author(s): Iago Vaamonde; Álvaro Souto-López; Antón García-Díaz
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Paper Abstract

A machine vision system has been developed, validated, and integrated in a commercial laser robot cell. It permits an offline graphical programming of laser cutting of lace. The user interface allows loading CAD designs and aligning them with images of lace pieces. Different thread widths are discriminated to generate proper cutting program templates. During online operation, the system aligns CAD models of pieces and lace images, pre-checks quality of lace cuts and adapts laser parameters to thread widths. For pieces detected with the required quality, the program template is adjusted by transforming the coordinates of every trajectory point. A low-cost lace feeding system was also developed for demonstration of full process automation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 2015
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 9657, Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2015), 965707 (1 July 2015); doi: 10.1117/12.2183791
Show Author Affiliations
Iago Vaamonde, AIMEN Technology Ctr. (Spain)
Álvaro Souto-López, AIMEN Technology Ctr. (Spain)
Antón García-Díaz, AIMEN Technology Ctr. (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 9657:
Industrial Laser Applications Symposium (ILAS 2015)
Mike Green; Cath Rose, Editor(s)

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