Vision system creates 3D models of Fords for quality purposes

Nov. 29, 2013

Ford Motor Company has installed automated vision systems featuring JAI machine vision cameras in three of its assembly plants throughout the world which have the sole task of identifying dirt particles in the paint jobs of various automobile types. The system used in Dearborn, Mich., for example, inspects Ford F-Series trucks. Sixteen high-resolution cameras that are run by a computer system take more than 1,000 images of each painted vehicle surface at 15fps. These images are then are used to create a 3D model of the car bodies. From there, the 3D imaging system applies varying degrees and angles of light while scoping the paint surface bodies to identify dirt in paint and other irregular paint conditions. >>>Read more.

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James Carroll

Since joining the team 2013, James covered machine vision and imaging from numerous angles, including application stories, industry news, market updates, and new products. In addition to writing and editing articles for each issue of the magazine, James managed the Innovators Awards program and webcasts.


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