3D VISION

Nerian Vision’s stereo vision cameras incorporate an FPGA for real-time 3D imaging. Credit: Nerian Vision

Fast processors advance 3D inspection

High-speed 3D cameras were in full force at Vision Stuttgart. Alice Rolandini Jensen explores the technology

One of the early 3D deflectometry scanners used security cameras, but still produced a high-quality 3D surface profile. Credit: Isak du Preez/Axiscan

Rethinking 3D scans of reflective surfaces

Greg Blackman talks to Isak du Preez, who’s new approach to 3D deflectometry has attracted interest from BMW and other car makers

Both Saccade Vision and Tridimeo are targeting the automotive sector with their 3D vision cameras. Credit: Supergenijalac/Shutterstock.com

Spectral and MEMS take 3D in new directions

Greg Blackman speaks to two young companies with some novel 3D imaging approaches

Surface-based matching in Halcon, from MVTec Software

Measuring the third dimension

Greg Blackman looks at the latest techniques to capture and analyse 3D image data

Reflections on glass making

Greg Blackman explores some novel ways of imaging glass, including a 3D technique to measure the flatness of glass panels

Another dimension

Greg Blackman finds that 3D vision needs to become less complex and much faster in order to increase its adoption in factories

Bridging the gap

The emergence of 3D smart cameras is providing a gateway into 3D vision, as Beth Harlen discovers

Another dimension

Imaging in 3D is billed as one of the most promising growth areas in machine vision at the moment, but is the hype justified? Greg Blackman finds out

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