Division Production engineering, Machine design and
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Head of the research
group: Jean-Pierre Kruth
Other members involved:
Hendrik Van Brussel, Dominiek
Reynaert, Paul Sas, Joris De Schutter, Philip
PMA is active in the
production techniques, machine design and automation: tens of projects
(European, National, Regional, Inter-university).
measurement technique we mention:
large-scale camera based optical measurement system: European
projects and spin-off company Krypton.
Development of laser
probes for 3D measurement technique (CMM a.o.) in collaboration with
spin-off company Metris involved in the ISO working group on optical
measurement sensors for CMMs.
Dimensional metrology and
quality control based on optical methods: laserinterferometry
(measurement of length, displacement, straightness, inclination, squareness,
roughness, etc.), profile projectors, universal microscopes, 3D CMM
using CCD camera, CMM with optical probes (laserbeam, laserstripe
triagualtion probes, camera, etc.).
Development of optical
micro sensors for force and torque measurements.
Monitoring and control of
processes with optical measurement systems (laser machining, rapid
Active vision, SLAM,
visual servoing, vision control algorithms.
using optical systems.
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