The left chart shows the adjusted detection distance compared to the actual sensing distance for white, gray, and black objects using a BGS sensor with a visible red light source. At an adjusted distance of 700mm, the measured sensing distance varies by ~150mm depending on what color is present. The right chart shows the same for a BGS sensor with an infrared source. This results in a sensing distance variation by color that can be just one third that of visible red versions, at the same distance.
Siemens and Georgia Institute of Technology are partnering to address limitations in the current additive manufacturing design-to-production chain in an applied research project as part of the federally backed America Makes program.
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