Inline Computational Imaging (ICI) is a new technology for simultaneous 2D & 3D inspection. The simple and compact ICI sensor system consists of an area scan camera, a lens and two illuminations. While the object moves in front of the camera, a stack of images is captured, with each image showing the object at a different viewing and illumination angle.
The ICI algorithms calculate for each object a precise 3D model together with optimized color images such as all-in-focus or HDR images. ICI works largely independently of the surface properties and therefore for the first time enables the precise inspection of dark and shiny metallic objects simultaneously.