machine vision

Midwest Prototyping Installs AM-FLOW System to Automate 3D Printing Workflow

Automation is a hot topic in 3D printing these days, with SmarTech Analysis publishing the industry’s first report dedicated to the topic. However, we’re still in very early days both…

Oceanz and AM-Flow Collaborate to Sort and Pick 3D Printed Parts Automagically

3D printing service Oceanz has implemented two AM-Flow modules, AM-VISION and AM-SORT, to automate aspects of their manufacturing workflow. AM-VISION is an automated part identification module that uses machine vision…

Inkbit Secures US Air Force Contract for Three Vista Multimaterial 3D Printers

One of the most exciting startups in 3D printing, in my mind, isn’t involved in metal binder jetting or low-cost metal 3D printing. It’s developed a precise and intelligent method…

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Inkbit Launches Inkbit Vista Closed-Loop, Automated 3D Printer

If like this author you have been awaiting the launch of the first commercial 3D printer from Inkbit, then today is your day. The Massachusetts-based startup has officially announced its…

3D Printed Food: Cooking with Lasers

As it stands, food 3D printers generally lack a key ingredient: the ability to cook the food they print. This isn’t entirely true, in that some devices like the PancakeBot…

Using Machine Vision to Automate Nozzle Alignment for Multitool 3D Printers

The term ‘hacking’ essentially means an attempt to exploit a system, computer or otherwise, often for illicit reasons. But, the less nefarious definition refers to a clever technique or tip…

What is Metrology Part 24: Conclusion

This is the conclusion of our 25 part metrology series. It has lead to a lot of self analysis and future study due to curiosity.

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?

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…