Article Series

What is Metrology Part 16: Introductory Coding

This is a step into the world of coding and how it affects image processing. This interactive coding project helps to reinforce knowledge we have previously explored as well as new ways for us to get involved in learning more.

What is Metrology Part 15: Inverse Filtering

This is an article on the essence of Inverse Filtering. Within this image processing method there are two distinct methods to deblur images.

What is Metrology Part 14: Image Restoration

This is an article detailing the depth of information and and knowledge within image restoration. Be prepared to take a brief trip on the extent of this technology and how it can be utilized.

What is Metrology Part 13: Object Recognition

This is an article focused on object recognition and how humans are doing such compared to computer systems. There is an attention to detail that humans have more then robots currently.

What is Metrology Part 12: 3D Reconstruction

In this article we are taking a closer look at 3D reconstruction. It is one of the many interesting fields to study under the lens of metrology and computer vision.

What is Metrology Part 11: Computer Vision

This is a brief article on the basics of computer vision as it is an important field to understand within metrology.

What is Metrology Part 10: Certification

In this article, we are discussing the viability of certifications and how this is especially of new importance within the metrology field.

What is Metrology Part 8: Complex Analysis, Optics, and Metrology

This is a brief summary on the physics behind metrology, optics, and the math behind it – complex analysis. This is a fun introduction to complex physics interactions within technology.

What is Metrology Part 7: GOM

This is an overview of the organization GOM and what it does in terms of 3D technology as well as scanning. It has an interesting value proposition in the way it wants to position itself within the market.

What is Metrology Part 6: Perceptron

This is a brief summary on the company Perceptron. We will analyze the company in terms of its metrology products, but also look a little bit more indepthly to their 3D scanning.

What is Metrology Part 5: Creaform

This is a brief business summary of Creaform. They are a major private business that is doing important things for the metrology industry. They have been in the industry for so long, but there may be room for disruption.

What is Metrology Part 4: Proto3000

This is an article highlighting the company Proto3000. It has an interesting business model within the metrology field as a B2B organization and it sparked my interest.

What is Metrology Part 3: FARO

This is an article highlighting the organization FARO. FARO is a major organization within the metrology field and especially within the 3D metrology field.

What is Metrology Part 2: CMM

This is an article that outlines CMM technology and how it is the basis of metrology. You will learn about some of the interesting physics involved within this field as well.

What is Metrology?

3D Metrology  What is 3D metrology? Metrology is the science of measurement. It establishes a common understanding of units, crucial in linking and understanding human activities. When we apply metrology…

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part 5

This is a part of a series of articles: Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four. Tensile test coupon and check part construction for the six AM processes are…

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part 4

This is a part of a series; Part one is here, two here, and three here. The results for small, positive features are shown in Figure 11 and Table 4….

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part 3

This article is part of a series: Part One is here and Two is here. Variability: Dimensional Measurements  In the context of accuracy versus precision, dimensional measurements can use mean…

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part 2

Part One of this series by Todd Grimm can be found here. Table 2, which is generally ordered by best to worst COVs, presents the values used for Figure 2….

Variability of Additive Manufacturing Processes Part One

While additive manufacturing (AM) has historically been used for rapid prototyping, the field has greatly advanced, drawing AM into manufacturing and production of end-use products. For use as a manufacturing…

Comparison of Metal 3D Printing — Part Three: Inkjet

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of…

Comparison of Metal 3D Printing — Part Two: Directed Energy Deposition

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of…

Comparison of Metal 3D Printing — Part One: Powder Bed Fusion

Metal 3D printing is a burgeoning area at the moment. Many companies are investing in metal 3D printing systems and the market is growing quickly. There are a number of…