We help you solve your specific challenge, from initial pre-testing and feasibility checks, through studies and design developments, right up to the construction of prototypes and demonstrators. Our extensive expertise in machine vision and signal processing ensures that your customized solution is state of the art, in addition to going above and beyond to keep you competitive.
Key fields of application for machine vision and signal processing include computed tomography and thermography.
Computed tomography (CT) generates a complete, non-destructive three-dimensional image of a component with all its internal geometric features and structures. A multi-sensor coordinate measuring device with integrated CT is in use at Fraunhofer IPA, as well as tactile and optical sensor systems. As a result, a wide range of components (max. height 45 cm, max. diameter 35 cm) can be inspected and measured.
Fraunhofer IPA offers the following CT services:
The Department of Machine Vision and Signal Processing has a range of thermography systems at its disposal. These are used to perform high-resolution, thermal analyses for non-destructive component testing and quality assurance, even during the production process. Active thermography coupled with application-specific analysis software is an innovative, flexible and efficient diagnostic method. It is capable of rapidly and reliably detecting even nearsurface defects in a component, such as delamination, joining defects, cracks or blowholes.
With active thermography, a test object is heated in a specific way and the subsequent dispersion of heat is closely observed, enabling defects and flaws to be detected. By selecting the energy coupling appropriately (excitation by irradiation, ultrasound or eddy current), as well as the course of excitation over time (pulse excitation, modulation), areas with an abnormal heat flow can be identified.
Drawing on our longstanding experience in industrial image processing, we test your products with active and passive thermography. Our services include: