News & Events


27th/28th of February 2018 Kick-off Meeting at Profactor in Steyr
29th/30th of August 2018 General Meeting at UNIPD in Padova
27th/28th of February 2019 General Meeting & Demo #1 at CRF in Orbassano



24th of October 2018. SPIRIT Inspection Technologies.
The SPIRIT project at a generic solution for a wide range of image-based inspection technologies. After a detailed investigation of the various test cases considered in the project first test have been made. All the technologies are assessed with a particular focus on their use in conjunction with robots and continuous scanning.

The inspection technologies include the inspection of assemblies using 3D point clouds, the detection of surface cracks on forged parts, the X-ray inspection of honeycomb cores in composite parts and the thermographic detection of surface-near cracks in forged parts (from left to right).
For all of these technologies process models have been developed that will now be used for the automatic path planning to scan the whole part.

29th/30th of August 2018. M08 General meeting.
Right after summer vacation the consortium met in Padova where the general meeting was hosted by partner UNIPD. The meeting was dedicated to finalizing the definition of the use cases that are being investigated in the project with the goal of deducing a generally applicable software framework. The modelling of the inspection processes and the collection of CAD data of test parts and workcells has made significant progress. Tests with different inspection technologies have been made to confirm the suitability of the technologies for the single test cases. At the end of the meeting a demonstration was made by UNIPD to show the recent process in terms of hand-eye calibration and temporal synchronisation of robot motion and image acquisition.

27th/28th of February 2018Kick off meeting.

The SPIRIT project had its first meeting at Profactor in Steyr. At freezing temperatures below -10° the whole consortium met to discuss the first steps in the project. A detailed presentation of the various test cases and their challenges was followed by a planning process that covered the next 6 to 9 months. All partners provided substantial background in their fields and – due to past collaborations – a smooth start of the project could be achieved. Already at this stage the main interfaces could be clarified and a common understanding of the main goals and the next steps was achieved.

2nd January 2018. The project SPIRIT is started. The project’s web page has been set up.