Quality inspection is typically a very precise and time-consuming stage within the production process. At the same time, this step is of utmost importance. Falsely approved items do not meet the set tolerances, which could cause a misfit for its intended use, or worse – such as safety issues. To prevent human errors, to meet a high level of accuracy, and to speed up the process, it is vital to have this production stage automated.
To automate their quality inspection process, Mintres BV reached out to the FIP-AM@UT. Mintres BV is a company that specialises in fabricating components in advanced ceramic materials such as diamond and aluminium nitride, mainly for use in the electronics and opto-electronics industry. To streamline their production process, they were looking for an automation of their quality inspection and control process.
The goal of the project was to fully automate the quality inspection with an advanced vision-assisted setup, by using image analysis algorithms for detecting defect classes. With this solution, accuracy of the inspection process is increased.