Factory acceptance test is the inspection of equipment and components at the supplier’s premises before delivery or final inspection. However, this control can represent a considerable cost for the customer, especially when the manufacturer’s company is geographically far from the customer one and inspections must be frequent. In this paper, the authors present a framework to support the factory acceptance test based on augmented reality (AR) techniques and model-based definition aimed at dimensional checks that does not require the physical presence of the customer at the supplier's premises. The supplier must be previously equipped with an automatic measuring machine. Once the component under inspection is placed inside the machine, this reads the type and the position of the features to be measured along with the related specification limits directly from the annotated 3D model of the component. The results are automatically transmitted to the customer’s site. Through a tablet, the supplier, guided by the customer, reads the results of the measures directly on the measured object through augmented or mixed reality techniques. Any out-of-specification dimension can be remeasured in real time with the customer’s remote assistance using traditional measurement techniques. The proposed architecture, at an advanced stage of experimentation, is discussed with reference to an industrial case study proposed and using an entry level commercial 3D scanner.
An Augmented Reality Framework for Remote Factory Acceptance Test: An Industrial Case Study / Angelino, A.; Martorelli, M.; Tarallo, A.; Cosenza, C.; Papa, S.; Monteleone, A.; Lanzotti, A.. - (2023), pp. 768-779. (Intervento presentato al convegno International Joint Conference on Mechanics, Design Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing, JCM 2022 tenutosi a ita nel 2022) [10.1007/978-3-031-15928-2_67].