Range of Services

As a contact point, the Central Office of the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance offers competent advice to interested parties and potential customers, as well as answers to all questions relating to image processing. The management of the Central Office supports and coordinates the exchange of information and knowledge between the members of the network and initiates projects.

Imparting of Projects

The Fraunhofer Vision Alliance pursues its main goal of making new developments accessible to customers in the industry serving as their initial contact point. We can provide turn key solutions including automated handling systems.

Initialization of Projects

Executed Projects

Training and Further Education

It is not always easy to decide which quality assurance testing method for the user is best-suited because for most applications, image processing systems are still not off-the-shelf products. Often, it is necessary to choose from a wide range of different measuring methods depending on which is best-suited for requirements, such as material properties, measuring accuracy or permissible test time. The training and further education offered by the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance can assist decision-making.

Training Workshops

Technology Day

Publications

The Guideline Series

Publications are a very important tool to assist potential users to gain insight into the complex field of image processing. The Vision guideline series comprises more than a dozen volumes. Each volume focuses on a specific topic of industrial image processing and describes the potentiality of the technology in several fields of application as simply and concretely as possible. The »Manual of Industrial Image Processing«, which is more than 500 pages strong, has been republished in 2008 and completes the guideline series of the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance.

 

The 3D Measuring Technology Market Study

The long-term Market Study »3D Measuring Technology in the German Automotive and Supplying Industry« of Fraunhofer Vision was conceived as a combined quantitative and qualitative analysis to offer support to users and suppliers of 3D measuring technology. Furthermore, it is beneficial to decision makers, who require this type of market relevant information intended for the practical application of technologies in the industrial environment.

The study offers a differentiating view of new optical 3D measurement technologies in contrast to traditionally applied tactile methods. The main issues covered are the description of typical measurement requirements and objects, details of the measurement procedure, information about user behaviour, as well as potential improvements concerning hardware, software and service.

Publications

Participation in Trade Fairs

The Central Office coordinates the participation in trade fairs of the Vision Alliance members. Each year at the trade fair in Stuttgart named Control, the Alliance presents a new range of special subjects focusing on image processing and measuring systems designed for production quality assurance.

In cooperation with the company P. E. Schall GmbH & Co. KG the Fraunhofer Vision Alliance has also organized the Special Show entitled »Contactless Measuring Technology« at the Control since 2006. The Special Show illustrates the productivity of the contactless measuring technology by means of selected exhibits. Furthermore, it contributes to increased transparency, acceptance and further dissemination of new technologies.

Participation in Trade Fairs