Industrial Metrology

Metrology is defined by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) as "the science of measurement, embracing both experimental and theoretical determinations at any level of uncertainty in any field of science and technology". Within various project with private companies, we applied precise and reliable measurements - based on close-range photogrammetry or triangulation laser scanning - for monitoring, manufacturing, quality control, inspection and product development.

In particular, our aim is to deliver innovative 3D inspection and monitoring solutions, based on photogrammetric and 3D imaging methods, for

  • quality control of industrial pieces

  • 3D reconstruction and inspection of non-collaborative textureless surfaces

  • test the metric performance of automated photogrammetric procedures in the industrial sector

  • enhance the accuracy of the metrological results

  • obtain statistical indicators

  • sensor characterisation and geometric calibration

  • develop quality control procedures useful to industries

Optical metrology methods are exploited to integrate their main functionalities (centroid measurement, photogrammetric network design, bundle adjustment, precision assessment, etc.) into a pipeline for 3D inspection and quality control. Metrological standards (e.g. VDI/VDE guidelines) are also followed.

Funding: Private companies, CARITRO