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Image processing systems for rapid prototyping applications: can we do it without standardization?
Author(s): Rolf-Juergen Ahlers
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Paper Abstract

Since the late 60s image processing systems have entered the domain of industrial applicability. In the past starting with poor performance, today they reach for a high level of usability and standard. If it comes to rapid prototyping applications measurement systems are looked for that allow for the precise, comprehensive, flexible and hopefully standardized use of measured data. Image processing integration gives rise to new systems that meet these requirements. For two-dimensional measurement tasks it is easy to find a standardized interpretation of the measured data. Standards for these geometric considerations relate to the achievements of coordinate measurement systems with tactile sensors. Lines, intersections, circles, ellipses are easy to calculate, even with a statistical interpretation in mind. Much more difficult is the interpretation of three- dimensional data. This paper deals with the standardization efforts related to the interpretation and evaluation of data acquired by image processing based measurement systems. Systems capable of measuring 'point clouds' in the three- dimensional space. Transferring them into representations useful for machining procedures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 August 1996
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 2787, Rapid Prototyping, (26 August 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.248582
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Rolf-Juergen Ahlers, A-Tec (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2787:
Rapid Prototyping
Rolf-Juergen Ahlers; Gunther Reinhart, Editor(s)

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