Student Post: Automated Detection of 3D Printer Failures Using Structure for Motion and Computer Vision

The goal of this project is to provide more effective mechanisms for error detection of 3D printer failures through the use of ‘structure for motion’, computer vision and computational geometry. Furthermore, first steps in order to achieve this goal is to determine what actual constitutes an error and what types of errors the application will focus on (if not all).

So what next??? We need to make some “error free” prints in addition to “intentional error” prints in order to establish a base line for tolerance and to compare the two. Also, creating a workflow for reconstructing 3D models from 2D images is coming and this is where structure for motion comes in handy.

Of course, further exploration of literature on the subject will be continuing.