Additive Manufacturing

Welcome to Industry 4.0

A positive force for net-zero carbon

New technologies are required for Additive Manufacturing (AM) to become a disruptive force within the global manufacturing industry. Stereo vision is enabling AM to shift from a prototyping method to viable option for the mass production of parts and accessories.

Industry 4.0 is the cyber/digital-physical revolution that is gathering momentum. Through digital sensors measuring the physical world and being connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), manufacturing capability may be maintained or even increase. It will also offer a more agile system of working and vastly reduced set-up times.

Being part of the 4.0 revolution

Our high-resolution stereo vision systems can make 3D measurements of objects as small as 10’s µm.

I3DR has long recognised the important role stereo vision has to play in furthering the mass adoption of AM. To this end, our systems are developed with an eye on the future.

Our systems producing 2D and 3D representations of objects and scenes, and in addition, we offer a platform for the fusion of data from multiple sensors to form an awareness map.

Imaging of automated welding

I3DR has long recognised the important role stereo vision has to play in furthering the mass adoption of AM. To this end, our systems are developed with an eye on the future.

Our systems producing 2D and 3D representations of objects and scenes, and in addition, we offer a platform for the fusion of data from multiple sensors to form an awareness map.

i3D robotics has been working with The University of Sheffield on a new intelligent vision system for a new welding system targeted initially at the aerospace industry. Our vision systems are able to provide real-time visual information and feedback to enable intelligent control for an automated arc welding system. Through using this information, the welding process may be controlled by adjusting parameters such as arc intensity, distance, and speed to provide full automation that will move the technology towards true replication of manual welding with 24/7 operation in any environment

Sheffield Robotics
The University of Sheffield