April 6, 2020

Vision System

to check for steel coil inconsistencies

Problem: Steel coils sometimes suffer from inconsistencies in their windings. When this goes unnoticed, it could trip a factory for a few hours
Solution: Automatic detection of inconsistencies using a camera measurement system.
Result: A fully functional camera measurement system which has been operating for 5+ years in harsh environments.
April 6, 2020

Testbed for sensors

to test acceleration sensors used in wind turbines

Problem: The amount of vibration at which a (mechanical) wind turbine imbalance sensor tripped was unknown.
Solution: Prototype of a lineair slider where the sensor could be placed on.
Result: A complete understanding of how the mechanical imbalance sensor worked, and at which amount of imbalance it would trip.
April 6, 2020

5 Axis Printer

Creating an innovative slicer

Problem: No (commercial) methods excist to slice a 3d object and generate a toolpath for a 5 axis printer.
Solution: Development of the 5 Axis Slicer, a slicer which utilizes the 5 axis to it's full extent.
Result: A fully functional 5 Axis 3D Printer.
April 6, 2020

Hunting Simulator

Control of a cable driven manipulator

Problem: Operators of the hunting simulator had issues with positioning the meat in the lion cage.
Solution: Providing haptic assitance to the operators joystick, allowing the operator to feel when the control system started overiding the operators input to avoid a collision with the wall.
Result: The collision ratio was significantly decreased, while the average velocity was increased.