It is often not easy to decide whether or not a new technology is well-suited for your applications. Our two-day training workshops can help clarify the decision process. In addition to the conveyance of basic theoretical principles and the introduction of example solutions, our workshops offer the opportunity to inspect your own sample parts in the practical part and test the proffered methods in small groups.

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Training Workshops of Fraunhofer's Business Unit Vision

Optical 3D Measuring for Quality Assurance

Next date:
November 10th and 11th, 2021

Precisely conforming to geometric measurements is a fundamental requirement of quality assurance in the production. Taking measurements using mechanical gauges or calibrating measuring machines is exceedingly time-consuming, so in most cases these are only practical with random samples. Utilizing contactless optical measuring , a 10 to 1000-fold speed-up of the process can be achieved. Technologies such as x-ray tomography enable users to inspect with high precision structures hidden inside objects of any complexity, made of nearly any material. Performance and applicability of these modern systems is continually improving in an effort to reach the implementation of zero-error concepts.

Inspection and Characterization of Surfaces with Image Processing

Next date:
December 1st and 2nd, 2021

The inspection of surfaces using image processing has become a conventional method in the industry and has proven itself for many years in various applications. The progress of technology does not only enable continually increasing testing speeds and more compact constructions, it also facilitates the acquisition of increasingly more details about surface properties. This means not only that textures captured in two dimensions can be analyzed, the new processes also enable 3D measuring of the surface topography down to the nanometre scale. With image processing a fast analysis of colorful, patterned, transparent or highly reflective surfaces is feasible.

Heat Flux Thermography for the Analysis of Invisible Defects

Next date:
to be determined

Heat flux thermography can detect subsurface defects in work pieces by analyzing the heat flux or the thermal conductivity within each piece. Principal advantages of heat flux thermography include the imaging procedure, its high speed of inspection and its ease of automation. When there are tasks that can not be solved by using conventional nd-methods or within automatic use, heat flux thermography can be very effective.

Industrial X-Ray Technology for Quality Assurance

Next date:
to be determined

Visual testing methods of surfaces are often not sufficient for making conclusions regarding the quality of a work piece. Hidden defects such as blowholes or pores are hardly recognizable from the outside, but can adversely affect the quality and safety of the product. Therefore, inspection technologies based on X-ray technology are becoming increasingly important. These technologies enable users to locate and characterize with high precision structures hidden inside objects of any complexity, made of nearly any material.